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And still further along the Imperial Way, the Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year (Qiniandian)--the very same that appears on every bottle of Tsingtao beer. This is the so-called Temple of Heaven, although it has nothing to do with heaven but with prayers offered at the first spring moon. When first built in 1420, near the end of the Yongle Emperor's reign, it was square. The circular form came with a rebuilding in 1545. At that time, the roof tiers were tiled, from top to bottom, with blue for heaven, yellow for earth, and green for nature. In 1751 the hall was rebuilt again, entirely with blue tiles under the golden pommel.

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