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The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests

A visit to the China Pavilion at Disney’s EPCOT World Showcase.
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A decorative Paifang, or ceremonial gateway, beckons visitors into the China Pavilion.
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The China Pavilion is centered around a reproduction of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. The original was constructed in Beijing during the early 1400s and is part of a larger complex of buildings called the Temple of Heaven. The Emperor of China would visit the Temple annually to pray for good harvests.
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The Hall serves here as the entrance to the Reflections of China Circle-Vision 360 movie that details life and scenery in China today.
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The ornately decorated dome reproduction of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is stunning.
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Detail of the dome.
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Replica of a soldier from the Terracotta Army on display in the movie theater lobby. Thousands of uniquely different soldiers and horses with their weaponry and other gear were created by the first Emperor of China to protect him in the afterlife.
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View of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests across the reflection pond.
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Detail of previous view.
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The exit from the movie theater is through the well-stocked gift shop, which is a common theme at EPCOT and elsewhere – if you have not noticed.
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Decorative lamps.
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China Pavilion architectural detail.
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The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at night through the trees.
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Another view of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at night. So ends are current visit to the China Pavilion.

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