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The Year of The Tiger Brings Carnival Entertainment to Beijing

11/02/2010 11:37

Beijing (PRNewswire / WorldTourismNews) - As Beijing gets ready to welcome the Year of the Tiger this month, visitors to the city will be looking for local Chinese New Year entertainment. The China Guide, a Beijing-based travel company, recommends a visit to one of the city's temple fairs. These traditional fairs are a great way to experience local culture through food, arts and performances as you walk though the massive celebration.


Temple fairs have a long history in China and are held in various parks around the city. Most fairs will be underway by Feb. 13th, lasting about five days.

"Visitors to China during the New Year period are always curious what activities they can do to experience the local festivities," says Judy Huang, Travel Manager of The China Guide. "Beside the expected neighborhood fireworks displays, temple fairs are a great way to spend the day in the midst of the New Year celebration. They combine so many aspects of our Chinese culture. It's perfect for adults or families, and there is so much to look at."

The New Year Temple Fairs have a carnival-type feel as there are plenty of games to be played and prizes to be won. There are also a variety of performances to catch throughout the day including Chinese acrobats, Kung Fu displays and even fashion shows. Plenty of traditional arts and crafts will be on display and on sale; a great chance for visitors to pick up some Chinese souvenirs and gifts.

The China Guide insists that temple fairs visitors also try some of the culinary delights. The fairs will have a huge selection of regional and Beijing snacks.

The China Guide
The China Guide, , is a Beijing based travel agency, American owned and operated. Specializing in western-style service and quality with hassle free web bookings, they work with clients to customize tours that match their travel style. Operating only in China, they have up to date knowledge and offer exciting experiences for travelers including their famous Sleep on the Great Wall tour. The China Guide avoids the common factory shopping stops that are not reflective of the true China.

Source: The China Guide

CONTACT: Peter Danford of The China Guide, +86-138-1151-2770 or

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