Cultural Events in Beijing

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  • John
    Borgloon, Belgium3 contributions
    Ice and snow sculptures we usually all have seen somewhere, bur very seldom to this extent. So many sculptures and buildings, nicely illuminated by lights.
    I know Harbin in Heilongjiang province is the most famous, but this festival is very close to Beijing. The trip takes half a day only. We did it February 2011, by car.
    Friends of me visited us during Chinese new year in Beijing. We included the trip in their visit.
    We left BJ at 15:00. We arranged for dinner in a nice restaurant in Yenchin, on the way to Longqing. We spend 2,5 hour at the festival. we arrived in BJ at 22:00.
    Written 3 June 2020
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  • Kimagic
    333 contributions
    Impressive design ,enormous building surrounded by huge open space. Nice lighting offered in the evening. Lots of people around to admire...
    Written 3 September 2018
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  • iristaletta
    Beijing, China1,455 contributions


    If you are in Beijing during spring festival you have to check out one or more of the city’s temple fairs. We took subway line 10 to pangjiayuan and walked from there about 15 min. The park was a lot bigger than we expected and it took a good hour to walk around. Lots of decorations, food stalls and shows like lion dance. I would like to come back to the park during summer as it seems like a beautiful park. This temple fair was clearly very popular as there were lots of people.
    Written 4 April 2018
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  • Fah C
    81 contributions
    We went there last Sunday. The place was filled to the brim! If you live in Beijing, you can actually use your subway/bus card (交通卡) to enter the festival (10 yuan). The park is pretty big with a big lake in the middle. The area with the Cherry blossoms were full of people taking photos, so I would suggest avoiding the weekend if you want to enjoy the scenery.
    Written 8 April 2019
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  • Alice x
    1 contribution
    On the last day of winter vocation,I went to Taoranting Park with my friends.It is a city park located in Beijing.It's opening hours are from 6:00am to 9:30pm.The park was big and peaceful.We had a picnic on the grass.The grass was already green,and some ants were walking inside.The grass was fresh and smells good.We ate sandwiches,fruits and chocalate.After tiding up rubbish,we played badminton in an open space.It was really fun.After playing badminton,we walked around the park and talked with each other.Finally,we went home by bus.What a wonderful day it was!
    Written 10 March 2019
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  • Hansjoerg R
    Uster, Switzerland126 contributions
    Badachu is a park in the North West of Beijing. It has several wonderful Temples with Budda's inside or other god's. People pray here and the atmosphere is relaxed and quite. If you just go straight up from the entrance you will pass automatically all the temples. If you go right you can hike up the hill either on a street or a small beautiful way in the forest. On top you can take the cable car down or a toboggan. Some nice restaurants are also in the park. You might also catch a nice view from the hill to Beijing if air quality is good enough
    Written 10 May 2018
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  • Hansjoerg R
    Uster, Switzerland126 contributions
    The Grand View Temple is quite a small park for Beijing. But it is still a beautiful place to visit. They also have concert or theater on stage and it's worth to check when it is. I joined a classic concert partly and it's always such a pleasure if the people start to sing if a famous song is played. Inside you will also find some historic information or sometimes artist exhibition. Small but nice for a few hours relaxing
    Written 10 May 2018
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  • suvarma
    Beijing, China49 contributions
    ..so during the CNY holidays we stayed in Beijing and decided that lets go around town and catch some unseen sights....
    Did some research on Trip Advisor and read about this Changdian temple fair - stated to be the oldest temple fair in BJ... seemed like a place not to be missed..
    So early one day we set the car GPS head out.. find the TaoRan park without much difficulty...

    Great park, lots of activity, tons of people milling around, many dances happening, lovely pavilions, bridges , there is even a artificial snow mountain with activities for kids etc...

    BUT NO TEMPLE FAIR..!

    TripAdvisor clearly said that till 2011 this fair was at a different location and then in 2011 it had relocated to this park...

    seems this exact year I decided to go, the fair decided to shift back to the original location...So the oldest fair, for me at least was so old, it was DEAD..!
    Written 6 March 2018
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  • Fruitfanatic
    Anchorage, AK89 contributions
    To get to the Lama Temple we took Line 5 and got off at Yonghegong (Lama Temple). After exiting the train station, turn left and keep walking. After several minutes you’ll reach the Lama Temple. It cost 35RMB to enter the temple. Once you get your ticket (2 ticket slips and a small disc) you’ll go through a quick security screening where they will quickly have you open your bag for them to see. Don’t dwell on this too long; they’ll just want a quick peek. Then you’ll head up for the ticket takers to scan your ticket and you enter a nice and shaded walkway where everything is green. It’s so earthy and nice. Before you actually enter the temple, there will be a lady at a window on both opposite sides passing out free incense. If you don’t pay attention you can miss this and head into the temple without knowing that you get free incense to burn. Once you have the main temple you’ll be smelling a lot more incense as people are constantly praying and burning incense. This is a Buddhist temple so you’ll see the occasional Buddhist walking. I believe you aren’t allowed take photos of them. They’ll have several small halls for you to enter and view/pray. You can only light the incense for those outside and not the halls. It’s a nice and refreshing place to view, not much to do here except pray and see how the temple is utilized. We probably spent about an hour and a half here.
    Written 28 June 2016
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