Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests ?

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  • The most prominent part of the Temple of Heaven complex, a masterpiece of wood frame construction.
  • Built during the reign of the Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City.
  • Originally built in 1420, the Altar of Prayer was burned down by a fire caused by lightning in 1889, and then re-built.
  • Located in southern Dongcheng District, southeastern part of central Beijing, China.
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