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China 1931 Old Photo TEMPLE OF HEAVEN Altar of New Year Prayer Peking Gate GatesVintage Old Small Real Photo Photograph Photographic Card, approx. 11.4cm x 7cm. 1931. China, Chinese, The Altar of Prayer for the year. Taoist Daoist Temple of Heaven, Pekin. Peking. Gate, Gates. 中國 北京 天壇.
Background: The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven (天壇), is a medieval complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Daoist temple.