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Ditan Park, Beijing

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Home to one of the last five remaining royal altars of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing, Ditan Park houses a handful of historical sites nestled in leafy surrounds. Constructed in 1530 as the second-largest imperial temple of the city, the complex extends 42.7 hectares (105.5 acres). A relaxed stroll along shady paths leads you to the inner temple, where the Fangze altar once served as the site of royal sacrifice ceremonies. Today, the park includes a children's play area, food kiosks, and a local spot for tai chi. Be sure to grab a brush and try your hand at water calligraphy. Arrange your visit to Ditan Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Beijing using our Beijing tourist route planner.
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  • Ditan Park is a 40 acre square of towering pine and cyprus trees. Ditan is the Temple of Earth and complements the Temple of Heaven in the South. Popular among locals for morning exercises like tai-ch...  more »
  • Come here in the morning and find yourself surrounded by people doing Tai Chi, choirs singing old Chinese and communist songs, ballroom dancing, erhu playing and what not. The ballroom dancing lasts u...  more »
  • Part of the Temple of Earth is familiar from other temples: big buildings, spacious parade areas, etc. But much of it is just a great, big park with lovely walking paths, ponds, sculptures, and even p...  more »