Spring Festival is just around the corner and in some parts of China, the travel rush has just begun. In the run-up to the week-long holiday, temple fairs are blossoming like flowers. Today we feature Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s annual temple fair on January 18.
Now on its 10th year, YCIS Beijing ushers in the Year of the Rooster with student productions and a traditional face-changing performance at the school’s auditorium. There will also be mask making and lantern paintings, while students will be performing songs in Chinese to show all that they’ve learned so far during the year. But what will make this Rooster fair full of delight is its Big Tea Pot demonstration that will showcase the serving of this special drink.
Curious about these activities? YCIS Beijing welcomes the community to its temple fair, which is free to attend. The festivities will begin at 8.20 am. Visitors need to register first and show the booking receipt at the guardhouse.
How to get to YCIS Beijing? By bus: Get off at Hongling Jin Gong Yuan (Buses 75, 126, 140, 306, 486, 640, 682) bus stop along Chaoyang North Road. YCIS Beijing is northeast of both stops coming from the west or east. For those coming from the west, you’ll need to cross Chaoyang North Road. Your main landmark will be the south gate of Beijing Balizhuang Middle School, east of both stops. Take the street on the left, and then walk for 400 meters (around 5 minutes). YCIS Beijing East Gate is on the left side.
By subway: Take Line 6 going east to Lucheng. Alight at Shilipu then take exit D (southwest, and you’ll need to cross the road), then walk westward for 500 meters (around 5 minutes) until you see the south gate of Beijing Balizhuang Middle School. Take the street on the right then walk for 400 meters (around 3 minutes). YCIS Beijing East Gate is on the left side. **Exit A, just parallel to exit D, is closed for some other reason).