Wednesday, December 15, 2010

O data in viata, China ep.20 Templul Cerului / Once in a Lifetime, China 20th.ep. Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Tian Tan or the Temple of Heaven is an important objective for the tourists coming to Beijing. Here came the emperor, twice a year, to ask the Gods to give good harvests to China. It is a whole complex, built in 1424, of which we visited the main Hall of Prayers for Good Harvests. A very elaborated construction, made entirely of wood, with not a single nail used! The motiffs of dragon and phoenix represent the emperor and the empress. The blue color represents the heaven. The Temple lies on a three round tiers of marble.

In the park, a lot of people, especially retirees, come to relax by dancing, singing, playing chess, and many other activities. A combined entry ticket for both park and temple is 35 RMS, aprox. 4 euros.


I wish to let you know that I will not post till the end of the month. I would like to thank to everybody who read my blog, who leaves comments and who follows the China series. I will be back here after January, 1. Till then, I wish you all, in advance, a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!  May that next year will bring you health, happiness, all your dreams come true and a lot of interesting travels!


Conform unor pareri postate pe internet, Templul Cerului este cel mai frumos monument istoric din Beijing. Eu l-am vizitat in cadrul unui tur care mai cuprindea Orasul interzis si Palatul de vara. Din cauza acestei aglomerari de obiective, am vizitat doar cladirea centrala dar intreaga stuctura este mai mare. Chiar si asa, Tian Tan sau Altarul Cerului, cum este el denumit in limba chineza, este ceva uimitor. A fost construit in 1420, in acelasi an cu Orasul interzis si constituia locul in care imparatul venea, de doua ori pe an sa ceara puterilor divine din cer recolte bogate pentru China. Ultima data cladirea a fost folosita in acest scop la 23 decembrie 1914.

Complexul mai cuprinde  un Altar circular din piatra, construit in 1530, Palatul Abstinentei si Sala de Rugaciune. Inainte de efctuarea ritualului, imparatul postea 2 zile in Orasul interzis si apoi, o a 3-a zi aici, in Palatul Abstinentei. Abia dupa aceea se ruga in Tian Tan.

Dupa intrarea in parcul in care se afla complexul, la apropierea de acesta am vazut cum pe un intreg perete ruleaza continuu un video cu redarea ceromoniei anualae care avea loc la templu.  Am intrat in incinta complexului printr-un lung coridor pictat, asemanator oarecum cu cel de la Palatul de vara.
Cea mai importanta constructie, Sala de Rugaciune pentru Recolte Bogate, se inalta inaintea noastra pe o terasa de marmora cu 3 nivele. Aceasta are un diametru de 90 m si o inaltime de 6 m. Balustrada de marmora a terasei de sus este impodobita cu capete de dragoni, simbolul imparatului.
 grupul nostru, cu ghidul Peter
Templul este incarcat de simbolism. Imparatul, ca fiu al cerului, are o legatura directa cu acesta. Cele trei etaje circulare ale acoperisului si culoarea lor albastra, simbolizeaza cerul. Motivul dragonului si al phoenixului ii reprezinta pe imparat si imparateasa.

Intreaga constructie este din lemn, la care nu s-a folosit nici un cui. In interior ea se sprijina pe 28 de stalpi din care cei 4 din centru reprezinta anotimpurile, urmatorii 12 reprezinta lunile si cei 12 exteriori, diviziunile chinezesti ale zilei. Tavanul este foarte elaborat.  In acest templu se afla tablitele cu numele familiei imperiale. In anul 1998 UNESCO a inclus Templul Cerului pe lista sa ca cea mai mare cladire din lume in care este adorat cerul.
Ceea ce face cu adevarat farmecul parcului in care se gaseste templul, sunt multimea de oameni care vin aici sa se relaxeze in diverse moduri, in special pensionari dar si oameni tineri. Aceasta face ca parcul sa fie mereu unul plin de viata. Cantat, dansat, arte martiale, sah, gimnastica cu panglici sau evantaie si multe alte activitati.




Vreau sa va anunt acum ca nu voi mai posta pana la sfarsitul lunii. Multumesc tuturor celor care imi citesc blogul si au urmarit serialul despre Beijing. Va astept din nou aici, dupa 1 ianuarie 2011. In avans, va doresc tuturor un Craciun fericit si La multi ani! In anul care urmeaza sa aveti parte numai de lucruri frumoase si de sanatate, sa vi se implineasca toate dorintele!

31 comments:

Rizalenio said...

If these walls and roofs were designed by hands, this is really a must see and visit. Just by staring at the photos, I'm already impressed. Intricately done by the people of China.

Thanks for sharing your photos again.

Hanjié said...

Thanks for sharing the China series, see you next year!!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you for the comments, Rizalenio,and for visiting my blog. I wait you here next year too! Have a good and prosperous New Year!

Traveling Hawk said...

Hanjie, it gave me great pleasure to share with all of you my impressions from China. I wait you here next year too, for other stories. Have a good and prosperous New Year!

VP said...

SImply wonderful, those decorations are amazing!

Life Ramblings said...

your pictures bring back fond memories. it's a quiet place to stop and admire the surroundings. nice captures and lovely architecture.

Life Ramblings said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! see you in 2011. have fun and take care.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Life Ramblings!

Traveling Hawk said...

Like in all historical buidings in China, VP :)

Andras said...

Mersi de vizita, iti doresc SARBATORI FERICITE SI LA MULTI ANI!!!!!!

joo said...

Paintings and decorations are fabulous, and of course I love park. I love parks and gardens, always visit them whenever I go.

Traveling Hawk said...

Multumesc, la fel, Andras!

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, and this one is a special park, as you see. It's very entertaining just to see the people there!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful place. The designs on the tower and interiors are amazing.

Wind said...

Da, stiu ca pleci...sa ai sarbatori fericite !
Eu o sa mai trec pe aici..inca mai am multe de descoperit!
Ai grija de tine!
Drum Bun!

MKL said...

This looks amazing! I need to see it.

Joop Zand said...

These pictures are again very nice, well done !!

greetings, Joop

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Thanks for sharing your China series. Nice to see the close up detail in some of these pictures. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and New Year also, J

Rizalenio said...

Glad to have found your site this year. Your works are really inspiring.

Cheers for more stories and photos sharing next year.

Happy Holidays!!!

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Rajesh!

Traveling Hawk said...

Multumesc, Wind, ma bucur ca treci pe aici si in absenta mea. Te vad, te vad ....de la Udaipur, unde suntem aizi. Am ajuns la jumatatea calatoriei. Dupa ce ma intorc, voi avea ce povesti...

Craciun fericit si La multi ani!

Traveling Hawk said...

MKL, may be next year you will go to Beijing :)

Merry Christmas and A happy New Year, from here in Udaipur, India.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Joop. I wish you from here, in Udaipur, India, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Traveling Hawk said...

J_on-tour, I wish you too Merry Christmas from here in Udaipur, India. We will hear us again next year :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Rizalenio, you always have such nice words!

I'm right now in Udaipur, India. Certainly I will tell you stories next year too :)

Happy holidays to you too!

Wind said...

Ii doresc un Craciun Fericit, indiferent unde esti acuma!
Gandurile bune sa te urmaresca peste tot si sa te intorci cu bine!
Daliana

Traveling Hawk said...

Multumesc, Daliana! Acum 15 minute m-am intors din India. Trebuie sa imi trag sufletul, sa imi limpezesc impresiile, sa ma ocup de cca. 10 GB de poze, sa termin seria de China si apoi voi povesti...

Iti doresc si eu Un An Nou fericit, cu tot atatea subiecte frumoase, care sa ne incante sufletul si ochii!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Traveling Hawk !
Great shots of this beautiful building .. Temple of Heaven or in Chinese 天坛 !
Especially like those interior angle shots !
Happy New Year to you..

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Wong! I just returned from India last night.

After the final 3 episodes about China, I will start to realte about my journey in India.

Happy New Year to youu too!

Sorina said...

Fie ca anul nou sa-ti aduca mai multe zambete decat impotriviri, mai multe reusite decat infrangeri si mai multe impliniri decat te-ai gandit vreodata. LA MULTI ANI !

Traveling Hawk said...

Multumesc Sorina, pentru frumoasa urare! La multi ani!