Honglou Temple Fair
Dates: January 26 - 30
Venue: Daguanyuan Park, Xuanwu District
Admission: 10 yuan
To get there: Bus routes 59, 19, 819, 56, 122 or 423 to Daguanyuan.
This temple fair will be held at Grand View Park, a replica of the magnificent Daguanyuan garden of an imperial family described in the well-known Chinese novel A Dream of Red Mansions by Qing Dynasty writer Cao Xueqin (17l5-l763). Besides the traditional temple fair events, there will be shows of folk arts, extreme sports, Chinese kungfu, Kaifeng Pan Drums as well as the "Two-people show" (Er Ren Zhuan) from northeastern China.
The opera Concubine Yuan Paying a Visit Home, and Amusement in Red Mansion which was adapted from the novel A Dream of Red Mansions, will also be performed. The scenes of Baoyu Getting Married and Celebrating the Lady Dowager Jia's Birthday will also be reenacted at the temple fair.