Surrounding the Temple of Heaven is a large garden and covered boardwalk. Many people were enjoying the cool weather and playing card games, eating, or knitting. Yes, large groups of women knitting.
We turned one corner and found ourselves swept into the crowd. A small band had set up and were passing out sheet music. They had created an impromptu concert in the park!
The ceiling is called the "Well to Heaven".
|Walking through the park|
On a different corner of the park we found the Seven-Star Stone Group. These rocks, placed according to Feng Shui, represent the seven peaks of a mountain that was used to worship Heaven many centuries before.
A later emperor added the small eighth rock to represent the Emperor's place in Heaven.