Lotus Pond Temple Fair

2010-02-11 17:12 BJT

Located close to Beijing West Railway Station, the Lotus Pond (Lianhuachi) Park is regarded as the birthplace of the city of Beijing, bearing a history of over 3,000 years. The temple fair here is quite traditional, with more than 100 events going on to make the park an ideal place to enjoy Chinese folk arts and food.

Lotus Pond Temple Fair
Lotus Pond Temple Fair

Lianhuachi Temple Fair features a special landscape of Huaguo Mountain and Shuilian Cave, the residence of the Monkey King in Journey to the West.

Other song and dance performances, such as yangge and duets of northeast China will be performed, and Shifuxian, or poem-string, an over 200-year-old folk art on the verge of extinction will make its debut at the fair.

Venue: Lianhuachi Park

Admission: 6 yuan

To get there: Take bus routes 323, 324, 300, 368, to Liuliqiao Beili and go north for 200 meters to reach the west gate of the park.

Tip: from the West Railway Station near here, around the fourth is expected to return to Beijing began to increase, the surrounding road traffic pressure will be greater.

Editor: Yang Jie | Source: