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Beijing Altar of Earth Map Travel Guide

The Altar of Earth, also called the Altar of Land and Grain, was built in 1530 for emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties to offer sacrifices to the God of Earth and pray for good harvests. Twice a year in spring and autumn until the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, emperors would go to worship this sacred place.

And this place was converted into a park, now called Zhongshan Park, and was formally reopened to the public in 1984. It is located in the northwest of Tiananmen Square and occupied an area of 37 hectares. At the centre, the public can play chess, billiards, and table tennis, or listen to lectures on flower-growing, practice TaiChi, or "qigong" (a system of deep breathing exercises).

Photo of Zhongshan Park

Address(English):No.4 Zhonghua Road, Dongcheng District.
Address(Chinese):
How to get there:

Subway
Take subway line 1 and get off at Tiananmen west station

 Bus
Take bus No. 1, 2, 4, 5 10, 20, 22, 37, 52, 57, 54, 120 and No.802 then get off at Zhongshan Park stop (south gate)
Take bus No.5 then get off at Zhongshan Park stop (west gate)

Other information:

Tel: (86-10) 6605-5431

Ticket: CNY3 
        CNY10 (during the period of the Exhibition of Tulips at around April 15th to May 15th )

Suggestions: visiting at April or May, you can enjoy the Exhibition of Tulips. About 73 different kinds of tulips will show to the public.

Zhongshan Park Map

Zhongshan Park Location Map

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