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Ritan Park (Ritan Gongyuan)

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Address: No.6 Ritan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
Phone Number: 010-85622612
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Built in 1530, this is one of the oldest parks in Beijing that once served...
Built in 1530, this is one of the oldest parks in Beijing that once served as an altar site where the emperor made sacrificial offerings to the sun god.
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Great place to mingle with the locals

This is one of the oldest parks in Beijing. It A short walk from Chaoyangmen metro station (exit D) or take the 110 bus 110 from the station for 1 stop and then walk for 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is one of the oldest parks in Beijing. It A short walk from Chaoyangmen metro station (exit D) or take the 110 bus 110 from the station for 1 stop and then walk for 5 minutes. The locals are out enjoying the open spaces. We saw ballroom dancing, music groups, rock climbing group in action, tai chi, people playing... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I went for a walk in this park as it was close to my hotel (the wonderful Eclat which I've reviewed before). This is a great park for walking, sitting or people-watching; locals come to have picnics, play music, practice dancing, exercise and I even came across a group of small children being taught English. Entrance is free and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We are now living since 7 months in CBD area, but only took now the way in this park. And what I nice surprise. It is peaceful, very clean and just the best place to relax in a very busy area. And all this with a great view on CBDs skyline

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Beijing, China
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Stuck near the Central Business District in Beijing and have an hour or two to kill before your next meeting? Exhausted from a full day of haggling at Silk Street and need to take a break? Then head over to Ritan Park, a green oasis in the middle of this bustling city. This place is occupies less than one square... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ritan park, is less advertised but really a hidden gem of the parks in Beijing. It is excellent to walk, relax, have a picnic or just sit and watch the world go by. From the Chaoyangmen metro station (exit D) take a bus 110 for 1 stop only and then walk for 5 minutes. Make sure to go in the... More 

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Beijing, China
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26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Good place too walk around or watch people duringdncin, tai chi or qigong Best time to go is during the lotus is coming out. June-August. In the south west corner is the stone boot cafe.

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Been there last Nov 2013 Beijing has beautiful gardens and this is one of it I visited in Autumn and could see yellow maple trees its nice to enjoy Not if u r on ashort visit

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Helsinki, Finland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Ritan park is nice place to visit if you have plenty of time in Beijing and the must-see places are already visited. This park is surrounded by the Embassy area (or another one of them) and therefore nice to walk around. But Ritan Park is nothing super special if one has only little time in Beijing, there are definitely more... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We can for the bouncy house and kids rides, we have an 8 y.o. who needed that! What all of us found was more interesting were the beautiful Shinto inspired rock gardens. A wonderful way to spend a few hours on a hot day.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a relatively small but nicely laid out park only few 10 min away from CBD. The park has few traditional pavilions around the lake and a rockery. You can actually walk along the rockery and go to the man made caves but need to wear comfy shoes. Water lilies bloom in July so highly recommend as the pink... More 

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