Natalie’s Camp Experience: Visit to the Temple of Heaven

Jul 22, 2016 | Blog

Natalie's Camp Experience | Chinese Summer Camp

The students at our Summer Camp often write short essays during their writing classes to reflect on their lives and the activities they do at camp. Here is one of them.

A Trip to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing

by Nathalie

Natalie's Camp Experience | Chinese Summer Camp

今天我去天坛。
Jīntiān wǒ qù Tiāntán.
Today we went to the Temple of Heaven.

我看见这些。
Wǒ kànjiàn zhèxiē.
Here are what I saw.

老人在天坛玩儿象棋。他们很开心。
Lǎorén zài Tiāntán wánr xiàngqí. Tāmen hěn kāixīn.
There were old folks playing Chinese chess at the Temple of Heaven. They looked happy.

Natalie's Camp Experience | Chinese Summer Camp

我们在祈年殿。我觉得它很大,很漂亮。
Wǒmen zài qínián diàn. Wǒ juédé tā hěn dà, hěn piàoliang.
We went to a palace hall called Qiniandian, which I think was really big and beautiful.

我们在回音壁。回音壁特别壮丽但是它没有很多颜色。
Wǒmen zài huíyīn bì. Huíyīn bì tèbié zhuànglì dànshì tā méiyǒu hěnduō yánsè.
Then we went to Echo Wall. It looked magnificent even though it wasn’t colorful.

我们在圜丘。这是王南祭牛,羊和猪的地方。
Wǒmen zài huán qiū. Zhè shì wáng nán jì niú, yáng hé zhū dì dìfāng.
We also went to Yuanqiu [a circular mound] where cows, goats, and pigs were slaughtered.

我们在天心石。我们穿过圜丘到天心石。
Wǒmen zài tiānxīn shí. Wǒmen chuānguò huán qiū dào tiānxīn shí.
Then we got to the Tianxin Stone by walking through Yuanqiu.

Natalie's Camp Experience | Chinese Summer Camp

Thank you Nathalie for the article 🙂 We hope you enjoyed the trip to the Temple of Heaven.

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