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Ditan Park

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Ditan means Temple of the Earth, and it was here that emperors would make sacrifices to please the earth gods. Built in 1530, the temple is set in this sleepy wooded park in the northeast of the city. The park comes alive once a year for the duration of the Chinese New Year in February when extravagant Miaohui festivals are held to welcome the spring planting season and to pacify the earth gods. Other facilities obtainable at the park include a restaurant, a mini-golf course and a museum.
The alter in Ditan Park has the name FangZeTan which means Square Water Altar. There is a moat around the altar. Therefore the reference to water, but it is at present unfilled. Whilst popular with locals for morning exercises, one will hardly ever see foreign tourists in Ditan Park. On the other hand, there is a popular Temple Fair held here during the Spring Festival.
Ditan Park is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place will leave a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justify the proud cultural tradition of China.

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