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Ritan Park (Ritan Gongyuan)

No.6 Ritan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
010-85622612
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Ranked #38 of 1,198 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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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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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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Redmond, Washington
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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
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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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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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