Temple of Heaven and Panjiayuan Market, Beijing

One of the best ways we’ve found to escape the Beijing bustle is to visit the Temple of Heaven. It’s a tranquil, spacious park that really made us feel connected to nature.

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The main building, the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, is a Beijing icon and has been used as a backdrop for the Olympics and national marathons. This was one of Jennifer’s favorite buildings in Beijing.

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The forested section of the park is completely serene and hypnotizing.

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Later, we visited the famed flea market: Panjiayuan. You can buy jewelry, arts, crafts, antiques, and wartime memorabilia. After some extensive haggling, we bought a few pieces from vendors that we love.

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Check out these old-timey glasses we bought after a fun round of haggling!

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One thought on “Temple of Heaven and Panjiayuan Market, Beijing

  1. The name of the temple and the area speaks for itself, so serene and the temple with such colors and design is beautiful. That forest is like forever, such a relax and comforting place to walk. So much to see at the Flea Market, love the glasses looks like John Lennon style. Enjoy love ya both God bless

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