Panjiayuan Temple Fair

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If you are an antique lover traveling Beijing during spring festival, then you should not miss Panjiayuan Temple Fair. Panjiayuan Temple Fair has its own official name called “Panjiayuan Spring Festival Fair”. This year 2012 is the 4th Panjiayuan Spring Festival Fair.

Panjiayuan Temple Fair is located in the west part of Panjianyuan Market ( Panjiayuan Flea, Antique or Dirt Market). Panjiayuan Market‘s east part is still open to vendors and shoppers.

Open hours for Panjiayuan Temple Fair
9:00am – 5:00pm
Jan 21 – 29, 2012

Open hours for Panjiayuan Market
Monday – Friday 08:30am – 6:00pm
Saterday – Sunday 4:30am – 6:00pm

The 4th Panjiayuan Spring Festival Fair
This year’s Panjiayuan Temple Fair is mainly composed of one performance stage, snacks stalls, antiques and handicrafts booths and amusement for kids. What makes this year fair special is that there is an Amber Exhibition sponsored by Polish government during the fair.

The center of the fair is the stage on which tranditional Beijing cultural performances are on show. People are gathering around the stage enjoying the performance and feeling the festival of the new year.

People are gathering around the stage enjoying the performance

For many temple fair goers, tasting the local snacks is one of their highlights. One row of over a dozen of food stalls are orderly arranged in the special zone in the fair. Beef pies, Lamb kebabs, Stuffed Sausage, Steamed buns with fillings, Sugar Coated haws on a stick…

A beauty kebabs vendor. Making of beef pies

Making of beef pies

Kids will not be disappointed since there several amusement facilities in the fair. 

Kids will not be disappointed since there several amusement facilities in the fair.

Panjiayuan Temple Fair still keeps its characteristics of being a platform of trading for antiques and handicrafts. In the fair there are four rows of makeshift stalls selling various staffs – amber, jade, pearls, coral, turquoise. Panjiayuan Temple Fair still keeps its characteristics of being a platform of trading antiques and handicrafts.

Panjiayuan Temple Fair still keeps its characteristics of being a platform of trading antiques and handicrafts.

Panjiayuan Flea Market
Of course, if you really want to hunt for the bargains you like, you should go to the east part of the market where hundreds of vendors are waiting for you, selling Jewelry such as amber, jade, pearls, coral, turquoise; Cultural Revolution-era items; Buddhist statuary; Porcelain & ceramics and Chinese paintings and calligraphy objects.

amber, jade, pearls, coral, turquoise

Buddhist statuary

Buddhist statuary

calligraphy objects.

calligraphy objects.

Chinese paintings 

Chinese paintings

 
New Year Wishes

New Year Wishes

Panjiayuan Market is festively decorated

Panjiayuan Market is festively decorated

Precious Stones

Precious Stones

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