Temple of Heaven, China

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Assembly InstructionsA4(6)

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PatternLTR(15)(1/2)

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Assembly InstructionsLTR(6)

Description

The Temple of Heaven is a historic site located in Beijing, China, at which the emperor used to conduct religious ceremonies. Its grounds cover approximately 2,730,000 square meters, and in the center of them stands a structure used to call for abundant crops, known as the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. The hall is really an altar, and is bigger than any other altar in current existence in China. It has a diameter of 32 m and is 38 m high. The wooden pillars feature brightly colored carvings of phoenixes and dragons, the entire structure features gold plating, and the three-tiered roof is tiled in lapis lazuli, its blue color representing the heavens. In 1998 the Temple of Heaven’s preciousness was officially recognized with its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This paper craft is based on the Temple of Heaven’s Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests.

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