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Ritan Park (Ritan Gongyuan)

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Address: No.6 Ritan North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+86 10 8562 2612
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Ritan park

We had lunch at ritans chinese restaurant great view. Outside seating. The park is awesome. Peaceful.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at ritans chinese restaurant great view. Outside seating. The park is awesome. Peaceful.

Thank peteleite
Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely peaceful park to get away from the hustle and bustle of Beijing city. There is a nice perimeter walk with a lake I the middle to complement the feeling of relaxation. Not overly busy either with plenty of space. For the more adventurous there is also a climbing wall to climb. Good place for a few hours relaxing.

Thank NxiZeon
Beijing, China
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58 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a 10 minute walk from the Silk Market, so worth it if you have an hour spare. It is not the prettiest of parks ever, but there is a small lake and some historical monuments. Entry is free. Name in Chinese:日坛公园(Ritan Gongyuan)

Thank mattodowd
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice park to take a walk and see local people doing all kinds of crazy sports. Not too many things to do anyway, so didn't spend more than an hour here.

Thank Alessa_travels
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park to walk round. Lots of local people dancing, exercising, singing etc. If you want to see how the locals live then I'd highly recommend and it's one of the more pretty and less touristy/busy parks in Beijing.

Thank Kerry N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2,500 reviews
1,723 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 834 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Once The Temple of the Sun and now a scenic park, this is an ideal place to hang out and observe the locals practicing tai-chi, sword-play, dancing or martial art. There is also a climbing wall and children's amusement park. There are a couple of cafes surrounding the park where you can stop for a cup of coffee. Toilets here... More 

Thank nellielim
Beijing, China
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This park is located in heart of old Beijing, it was once the grounds of an important ancient temple. Today it is a lively place where people of all ages come to meet. Early morning is active with many many groups meeting to practise all of the traditional martial arts, as a ritual beginning of the day. The walkway around... More 

Thank Laurie O
Chita, Russia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a Temple-kind park, but its not a temple any longer. This place is ideal for a stroll. The entrance is free, the toilets are clean. You can buy drinks from vending machines if you are thirsty while you're walking.

Thank ZhalninT
Haifa, Israel
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

One of the lovely parks in Beijing. Has a climbing wall, adult exercise section, grotto, children's amusement park. The grotto is very nice and worth checking out while at the park. The amusement park is quite expensive. You pay per ride so it really adds up.

Thank Natalie W
Cairo, Egypt
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Immagine in the middle of CBD, in Chaoyang district in Beijing there is a park! nice greenery and sun shine in the winter. Imagine a walking distance from your office?!

Thank TamerAyoub

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