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Temple of Sun
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|The Temple of Sun in Beijing, China, is located in Ritan Park, in the eastern urban area, around the Jianguomen area, near the embassy district. It is a short walk from the Yonganli station on the Beijing subway Line 1|
The altar was built in 1530 for use in ritual sacrifice to the sun by the Emperor of China. Ritan Park is now a public park, and features extensive gardens and a small lake.
Directly opposite it, at the other end of the city, is the Temple of Moon in Fuchengmen, western urban Beijing.