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The Temple of the Earth (zh-tsp|t=地壇|s=地坛|p=Dìtán) in
Beijing, China, is located in the northern part of Beijing, around the Andingmenarea and just outside of Beijing's second ring road. It is also located just a few hundred yards north of Yonghe Temple. At 42.7 hectres, it is the second largest of the four Temples of Beijing behind only the Temple of Heaven.
It was built in
1530during the Ming dynasty. Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would attend the annual summer solsticeritual of offerings to the heaven.
Directly opposite it, at the other end of the city, is the
Temple of Heavenin Chongwenmen, southern urban Beijing.
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Sun
Temple of the Moon (China)
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