One of the best parts about staying in Beijing over Chinese New Year is the chance to attend the temple fairs. Food stalls serve up goodies from chuan’r to cotton candy, while carnival games let you shoot, throw or guess your way to a bundle of cuddly stuffed animals. This year, expect plenty of dragon paraphernalia as well. All you have to do is pick which ones to go to and work on your pitching arm in the meantime.
CHANGDIAN TEMPLE FAIR
Located at Taoranting Park, this remains Beijing’s biggest, most famous, most influential traditional temple fair. Changdian’s attractions include handmade craft displays and Peking Opera performances. RMB 10.
Time TBD (Jan 23-27). 19 Taiping Jie (near National Ballet of China), Xuanwu District. (6353 2385) 陶然亭公园, 宣武区太平街19号
Subway: Get off at Taoranting station on Line 4.
CHAOYANG PARK TEMPLE FAIR
Now in its tenth year, this is traditionally Okumaya devam et