Play games at a temple fair
Since the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), temple fairs have been celebrated throughout China, with some temples holding them monthly. However those that happen during, or right before Spring Festival draw the biggest crowds.
While it’s not actually held inside a temple, Chaoyang Park’s Chaoyang International Fengqing Festival is one of the most popular fairs in town. We love this one because it’s a big hit with the locals. Expect to see traditional Chinese performances and acts put on by dance troupes. For a less-crowded and more low key temple fair experience, head over to the Hongluo Temple in Huairou district. This fair features a more authentic experience with the opportunity to learn more about Buddhist culture.