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Temple of Sun

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location

situated in the eastern area of urban Beijing

date

1530

style

Ming Dynasty

construction

 

type

Temple
   
   
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.

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