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Ritan Park (Ritan Gongyuan), Beijing
(4.3/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
An oasis of greenery in the middle of a busy district, Ritan Park (Ritan Gongyuan) offers tranquility and diversions. These 21 hectares (52 acres) of intricately designed landscape center around an altar to the sun god, built in 1530. Join locals in Tai Chi exercises, try your luck angling at the lake, test a rock-climbing wall, or have fun at the children's amusement park. A large, picturesque pond complete with intricately carved stone cliffs, stone bridges, and pagodas provides a relaxing environment away from the traffic and bustle. For Ritan Park (Ritan Gongyuan) and beyond, use our Beijing vacation planner to get the most from your Beijing vacation.
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  • Lots of people exercising and playing cards as I walked around this garden. Lots of nice places to sit and take in the world. Very peaceful in a busy part of the city 
  • We stopped by Ritan Park after visiting the Silk Market. We thought it would be just “another park”, but were surprised to see a very vibrant place that is kept in beautiful shape and packed with lots...  more »
  • It's a beautiful park. I wouldn't go out your way to see it but it does hold the "Temple of the Sun" and other interesting little features. ( ie, Pond, lillie pads, rock climbing wall). There's also a...  more »