Temple of the Moon (China)

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The Bell Tower inside the Temple of the Moon
The North Holy Gate

The Temple of the Moon (Chinese: 月坛/月壇, Pinyin: Yuètán) is an altar located in Fuchengmen, Xicheng District, in western Beijing, China. The altar was built in 1530 during the Ming Dynasty for use in ritual sacrifice to the Moon by the Emperor of China.[1]

The altar and the surrounding grounds are within a public park.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chen Nan (July 10, 2007). "To the Moon and Back". China Daily. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 

Coordinates: 39°54′57″N 116°20′46″E / 39.915867°N 116.346005°E / 39.915867; 116.346005