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Beijing Temple Fairs attract thousands

02-03-2014 10:26 BJT Special Report: 2014 Spring Festival |

Thousands of people have been flooding into temples in Beijing to be a part of on-going temple fairs in the city. The fairs, also known as "Miaohui," are one of China’s biggest celebratory events during the Spring Festival Holiday.

The fairs, also known as "Miaohui," are one of China’s biggest celebratory events during
the Spring Festival Holiday.

In the first three days of the week-long holiday, the 21 main tourist sites of Beijing have seen more than 1 million visitors. That’s one and a half times more than last year.

Among the most popular landmarks have been Ditan Park and Longtan Park, where the temple fairs attracted a total of 276-thousand visitors on Sunday. Thousands of handicrafts and varieties of food are on display.

Traditional performances are also a star attraction for everyone. Ditan Park began holding temple fairs in 1985. The Park is the original site of the Temple of Earth where ancient Chinese emperors offered sacrifices to the God of Earth.

The organizer of this year’s temple fair estimates that more than one million people are expected to visit Ditan Park by Thursday, the last day of the Temple Fair.

The fairs, also known as "Miaohui," are one of China’s biggest celebratory events
during the Spring Festival Holiday.

 

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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