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Ritan Park (Ritan Gongyuan)

Address: No.6 Ritan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
Phone Number: 010-85622612
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Ranked #35 of 1,226 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Built in 1530, this is one of the oldest parks in Beijing that once served as an altar site where...
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Doha, Qatar
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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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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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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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

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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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a nice park but it is hard to see why it would be rated as a "must-see" feature of Beijing. Perhaps its position in the middle of lots of concrete and chaos makes it a good place to escape. It is certainly very scenic with lots of mature trees offering shade. Maybe sunsets are (were?) spectacular but one... More 

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Bucharest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A nice , peaceful place, nothing spectacular. Lots of people dancing, singing or even playing violin.

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Perth, Australia
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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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