Lianhuachi Temple Fair
Dates: January 26 - 31
Venue: Lianhuachi Park
Admission: 6 yuan
To get there: Take bus routes 323, 324, 300, 368, to Liuliqiao Beili and go north for 200 meters to reach the west gate of the park.
Located close to Beijing West Railway Station, the Lotus Pond (Lianhuachi) Park is regarded as the birthplace of the city of Beijing, bearing a history of over 3,000 years. The temple fair here is quite traditional, with more than 100 events going on to make the park an ideal place to enjoy Chinese folk arts and food.
Lianhuachi Temple Fair features a special landscape of Huaguo Mountain and Shuilian Cave, the residence of the Monkey King in Journey to the West.
Other song and dance performances, such as yangge and duets of northeast China will be performed, and Shifuxian, or poem-string, an over 200-year-old folk art on the verge of extinction will make its debut at the fair.