Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Temple of Heaven

I feel that EPCOT's most beautiful settings occur in its World Showcase area, home to numerous pavilions themed to various countries around the world.  When it comes to China, the setting is very serene and majestic.  Dominating this sub-area is a replica of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests structure within the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, which also serves as the entrance to the "Reflections of China" film attraction.  Authenticity of scale and surroundings aside, it's tough to tell the difference between this and the real thing.  The details are very articulated, and the Imagineers have gone through great efforts to ensure accurate replication based on hearty research.  So even on a not-so-sunny day, I found my photos of this area to be among my favorites.

The Temple of Heaven replica, inside the China Pavilion.
The beautiful domed interior of the Temple of Heaven replica.

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