The temple was not only a beautiful building consisting of hand painted drawings; it was also designed to represent how important heaven is to the Chinese people. The temple had three levels of roofs in different colors. The bottom green roof represented the people of China, the second level was yellow to represent honor to the emperor, and the final top level was blue to represent heaven. To walk to the temple you would start at the southern lower end so heaven was higher and closer to the sky. As you walked up you were getting closer to heaven in a sense. The layering of the temple interested me, because all the people of China were included in one level; there were no classes as in America where we base class on income. The Chinese also felt the emperor was superior to them to place him above themselves. In America we don't honor and respect the president as the Chinese people who build great temples and bow down in his honor.