Dongyue Temple Fair
Dates: January 25 -- 30
Venue: Dongyue Temple, Chaoyang District
Admission: 10 yuan
To get there: Bus routes 101, 109, 110, 112, 750, 846 or 813 to Shenlu Jie or 600 meters east of Chaoyangmen subway station (line 2).
Dongyue is one of the oldest temple fairs in Beijing, starting during the Yuan Dynasty and having its heyday during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Culture of "Fu" (Good Fortune) has been the essence of this temple fair for three centuries. Performances of lion dances and Dongyue temple music will be featured this year.
Activities are including an exhibition about "Fu" culture (including a walk on a "Fu" road, hanging a "Fu" plate, circling a "Fu" tree and drawing on a "Fu" canvas), and a folk-custom show featuring various traditional folk activities. There will also be other activities, such as a Taoist music performance and a sports competition. Various artworks, books and snacks will also be available.