Festivals >>

  • Temple Fairs Temple Fairs originated when traders put up stalls around temples to get the custom of the visiting pilgrims.

  • Chinese Open This 16 day tournament, held at the 10,000 seat Beijing Tennis Centre, attracts big name players from China and the rest of the world.

  • Birthday Of Sakyamuni Buddha Many people visit the Fayuan temple in early April to celebrate the birthday of the founder of Buddhism, Sakyamuni.

  • Beijing Music Festival This month-long festival celebrates a wide variety of music, including traditional and Chinese opera and chamber music.

  • Beijing Midi Music Festival China's largest outdoor rock festival fills Haidian Park for four days during early May.

  • Beijing Marathon 010 8525 1200 / www.beijing-marathon.com Begins at the National Olympic Sports Centre Chaoyang October

  • Beijing Pop Festival 010 6593 0367
    Chaoyang Park

  • Art Beijing 010 6554 7002
    National Agricultural Exhibition Centre
    Chaoyang September

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