Beijing

Temple of the Sun (Ritan Park)

Apart from baby duties, eating and sleeping are the only forms of exercise for me. No, seriously. So when dad came over to visit, I finally had an excuse to get out and work out my sorry a**. Here are some photos of our jaunt at the Temple of the Sun, or Ritan Park – whichever you prefer.

Child or adult, we all love freshly pressed juice on a hot summer’s day. A vendor with a simple crate setup was churning out extremely refreshingly looking beverages with his manual press, a 100% real and straight out of the fruit!

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The stone boat. Here you can sip coffee, read a book or just watch the world go by. Personally, I think it’s a nice and peaceful spot for quiet moments of reflection.. haha.

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What better place to play a round of badminton? (mural depicting the sacrificial ritual to the Sun).

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The park itself is fairly large and you will find it a pleasant visit overall, but don’t expect to find plenty of frills. Nice shady trees, plenty of park benches to rest sore feet and a proper track to exercise, what more could one ask for at the fringe of one of the busiest business districts in Beijing?  xx

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