Longtan Lake Park Temple Fair in Beijing

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Plan your Beijing winter tour? Going to a temple fair is still an important part of Spring Festival celebration in Beijing in winter. The temple fair inside Longtan Lake Park is one of my favorite ones.

Just outside the north gate of Longtan Lake Park

Longtan Lake Park is about 1km east of Temple of Heaven, 4 km southeast of Tiananmen Square in Chongwen, Dongcheng District. It is a large park with a big lake inside with beautiful views.

For more information on Longtan Lake Park, check out my another article Early Morning Stroll at Longtan Lake Park in Beijing.

Teh huge standing statue of Tuye (Grandpa Rabbit -兔爷 ), a mythical symbol of healing and protection for Beijing

As a temple fair in Beijing, Longtan Lake Park Temple Fair has many items – a myriad of special local food and snacks, plentiful products of arts and crafts, a number of interesting games. Of course, this year an ice and snow festival is being held during the Spring Festival.

A close look at the Chinese character – FU

Before the beautiful Longtan Lake Park becomes a bustling, chaotic temple fair packed with people and activities during the Spring Festival, this morning I went to the park for a look at the temple fair up front. A long string of makeshift stalls erected along main roads in the park, which are divided into major three parts – Souvenir stalls, food vendors and recreation places for the games.

The main roads along the lake inside the park, have been colorfully decorated with numerous lanterns.

If you are going to visit Longtan Lake Park Temple Fair and theLongtan Park Winter Carnival , please check out the following latest information:

 Longtan Lake Park Temple Fair (届龙潭庙会)

Period: Spring Festival
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: RMB 10 ( non-temple fair time: RMB 2 ) Children under 1.2 meter high: free
Bus lines: North Gate: 743、822、35、41、957、750、705 get off at Guangminglou Northwest Gate: 60、8、116、6、12、352、958 get of Beijing Amusement Park East Gate: 122、51、T3 Get off at Beijing Tumor Hospital

The connected food booths selling various kinds of local food

Add: No.8, Longtanhulu, Chongwen, Dongcheng District, about 1km east of Temple of Heaven

Complaint Tel: 67144310, 67185980

Selling pinwheels

Ice and Snow: Longtan Park Winter Carnival (龙潭(国际)冰雪文化嘉年华)

Period: Winter Season
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 9:00pm
Entrance Fee: RMB 50 Non-Spring Festival: RMB 20 (weekday), RMB 30 (weekend) Snow Tubing: RMB 100/hour (deposit RMB 300) Snow Sledge: RMB30/hour (deposite RMB 200)
Bus lines: North Gate: 743、822、35、41、957、750、705 get off at Guangminglou Northwest Gate: 60、8、116、6、12、352、958 get of Beijing Amusement Park East Gate: 122、51、T3 Get off at Beijing Tumor Hospital
Add: No.8, Longtanhulu, Chongwen, Dongcheng District, about 1km east of Temple of Heaven
Complaint Tel: 67144310, 67185980
Note: Since the ice and snow site is inside the park, you have to first buy the park entrance ticket.

Snow Tubing Trails
Snow sledge
A souvenir stall, selling snow spades

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Longtan Lake Park Temple Fair

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