Yuetan Park (北京月坛公园)

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Yuetan Park is one of the classic gardens in the capital and also belongs to one of the famous Five Altars and Eight Temples in Beijing

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Admission: 1 RMB
Opening Hours: 6:00-21:00
Phone: +86 10 68020940
Best Time to Visit: May to October
Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour

Description

Yuetan Park is located west of the Nan Li Shi Lu, Xicheng District. It was built in 1530 as a place for the emperors to worship the god of the moon and other stars. It is divided into two parts, the south park and the north park, with a total area of 8.12 hectares. The north park is mainly occupied by old architectures, while the south park is mainly taken up by ponds, rocks, and man-made hills. There are a lot of trees in Yuetan Park, such as pines, cypresses, phoenix trees, pomegranate trees, osmanthus trees and etc.

Map

Address: No. 6, Yuetan North Street, Xicheng District, Beijing

Transportation:

Take Bus No. 13, 15, 19, 21, 42, 45, 65, Te 4, 823 to Yuetan station.

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