- 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.
Beijing, China, Ming dynasty, Temple of Heaven