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Ritan Park (Ritan Gongyuan)

No.6 Ritan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
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As featured in Beijing for free
Ranked #44 of 1,229 attractions in Beijing
Type: Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: Ritan Park is one of Beijing's finest. This is one of the most beautiful and scenic spots in Beijing. The view is best  here in summer at about... more »
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Perth, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

A nice peaceful place in the city. Nice walk watching people singing dancing and with a great scenery

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Redmond, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Like in many big cities, it can be difficult in Beijing to find jogging routes where you're not dodging traffic and waiting seemingly endlessly to cross streets. Ritan Park provides an excellent venue for running, jogging, and walking in a scenic urban oasis among trees, bushes, flowers, ponds, and well-manicured grass. Ritan Park is very convenient to the St. Regis... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The park is a wonderful place to go when you want to escape the noise and traffic of Beijing and to relax and stroll away a couple of hours. Families, musicians, kite flyers, fishermen, old trees, older rocks, you get the picture. I visited in the autumn but I understand there's a large swimming pool for those hot, dusty summer... More

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Redmond, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My wife, two daughters (ages 7 & 10) and I decided to head over to Ritan Park on a hot summer day in August, and we sure are glad we did. My youngest daughter wasn’t feeling very well, and we didn’t want to go too far, but we wanted to get out of the hotel. We were staying fairly at... More

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Daly City, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

When I was a kid I used to come here a lot to play. They had different things from fishing, to riding or small ferris wheels to bumper cars. Now it's kind of a shadow of its former self. Still...it's a nice way to escape the city in this small patch of green. Nowadays you'll see a lot of people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It almost feels like one has left Beijing after entering this park. It is a lovely quiet place. There are small venues for food and drink, and benches for sitting in the shade of the trees. There is also a nice view of surrounding Beijing from the little hill.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I have been to Ri Tan Park a half dozen times. It is very beautiful. Located in the heart of the embassy district. It is a family par where children play, men and women are found playing music together and of course people practice Tai Chi all hours of the day. I don't think I've ever seen people eating in... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Ritan was once the altar of the sun. The actual altar still exists, unlike at Yuetan park, but it is locked off and you cannot access it. Standing on a small hill, you can see it, but it is a shame that it isn't open to the public. The park is nice and you can easily spend a good deal... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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157 reviews 157 reviews
71 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We walked here from our hotel to find a bit of greenspace. It was interesting walking past all the embassies, and seeing the Russian neighbourhood just to the west. The park was inviting with lots of shade trees, and places to sit. We walked around for about half an hour watching tai chi, musical instruments, etc. Very pleasant.

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

My favorite spot in all of Beijing. It is peaceful, serene and gorgeous any time of the year. It is free and roaming around the winding paths you will really see Beijingers recreating in all different ways. Dance groups, badminton, Tai Chi, Rock Climbing wall, joggers, walkers, relaxing, meditation...on and on. There is something for everyone here. Bathrooms are decent... More

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