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The Temple of the Earth in Beijing

Updated: 2012-12-27 15:11 By xu xinlei
A little boy is playing basketball near the ancient red gate.
The altar in the centre of the Temple of Earth in Ditan Park is called Fang Ze Tan, or "square water altar". The altar is square shaped, referring to the old Chinese idea of a square shaped Earth.
Visitors peer at the altar from behind the door.
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