The Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties offered sacrifices to heaven to pray for bountiful harvests. Located in the Tiantan Park Gongyuan, south of Beijing. The attached video is priceless, it's something fun and surprising. If someone doesn't know how to kill some time with friends, don't miss "The great ball game!"
The Lama Temple is one of the most famous religious centers in Beijing. This temple was declared a National Monument in 1949 and restored in 1979. It is considered the most prestigious Buddhist temple outside of Tibet. The whole complex consists of many low buildings. There are many patios where you can burn incense. A must-see is the Maitreya Buddha that is 17 meteres high.