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Longtan Temple Fair

Friday, January 27th, 2012
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Longtan Temple Fair has been my favorite. The reason for my affection is many-fold, including its short distance to my residential area, it spacious area since the temple fair is located in Longtan Lake Park and its richness in offering various festival activities.

Longtan Temple Fair has entered its 29th year since it was first held in 1983. From last year, it added Ice and Snow activities for the temple fair, which had its official name “The First Longtan Park Winter Carnival” . Part of the Longtan Lake was turned into an ice and snow playground just behind the north gate of Longtan Lake Park. This year the Second Longtan Park Winter Carnival is held together with Longtan Temple Fair.

Its main activities include new year product shopping, games playing, eating local snacks and amusement for kids. For many temple fair goers,  each year any temple fair comes to them without little surprises and or freshness. So why come to a temple fair again  year on year? It is the atmosphere, it is the huge hordes of people that attract people to come to a temple fair. Here, you feel the new year, here you touch the new year, here you expect some hope for future.

Now we buy online, we eat online, we talk online, we write each other online, we do business online and the list can be much longer. But we are human beings and we need real world network, not just virtual interaction. Under the background of internet era, we need something like a temple fair to remind us that we are human beings.

Follow me to the Longtan Temple Fair to celebrate the new year。

Follow the happy kid to the temple fair

Follow the happy kid to the temple fair

The huge Chinese character “福” sign wishing everybody happy and healthy in the new year.
So many people and you have to move with the people flow

So many people and you have to move with the people flow

Kids like to enjoy a pirate ship

 

Kids like to enjoy a pirate ship

 

Balloon Dart game

balloon Dart game

 

Intoxicated

Intoxicated

 

Have a cup of tea from a huge copper tea pot

 

Have a cup of tea from a huge copper tea pot

 

Xinjiang Uyghur Kebabs

Xinjiang Uyghur Kebabs

 

Do you dare to try? Fired Scorpions!

Fired Scorpions!

Have a bit

 

Have a bit

 

Sugar coasted haws and res lanterns

Sugar coasted haws and res lanterns

A foreigner with a dragon hat is lost in the sea of people

 

A foreigner with a dragon hat drops is lost in the sea of people

Tip : Hassle-free Beijing Guided Winter Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing in winter:

Mutianyu Great Wall + Beijing Huaibei International Ski Resort Day Tour  from US$79 p/p
Beijing Winter Downtown Day Tour  from US$65 p/p
Beijing Nanshan Ski Day Tour  from US$89 p/p
Beijing 4 Day Winter Tour Package  from US$275 p/p
Beijing 5 Day Winter Tour Package  from US$369 p/p

Further Readings


Top Things to Do in Beijing in the Winter

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.