Beijing Roast Duck – It is the only must-eat in Beijing. Deeply fried duck is stuffed in a wrapper with sweet sauce and green Chinese onion. Many foreign tourists like it just because they don’t have to use chopsticks.
Spice Pork or Beef – Local spices such as yellow bean sauce, cinnamon, ginger, sugar, salt and garlic are indispensable elements for dish. These spices are boiled with pork or beef and tofu till the meat and tofu are fully flavored.
Sugar-Coated Haw, Apple or Grape – It is a kind of snack which is usually made in winter. Due to the low temperature and cold wind, fruits get hard very soon after coated by water mixed with sugar and honey. This snack can be found on almost every street in Beijing.
Generally speaking, you will see different views in different seasons in Beijing, so it is inappropriate to say which season is the best time to visit Beijing. However, if you plan to travel to Beijing in July or August, you’d better check the weather forecast carefully, because there is often heavy rain during these two months.
The temple fairs, which are often held during the Chinese New Year period (between late January and middle February), are the best places to learn about the local culture. The main activities for a temple fair are acrobatic shows, Beijing opera, lion and dragon dances, and exhibition of flowers. Street food is also an indispensable factor.
The Chinese New Year is the most important festival for Chinese people. Thousands of families go to temples fairs to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Every people escape from their daily work and enjoy the temple fair activities without any scruple. It is probably their happiest moment of a year.
The most popular temple fairs are usually held in the Forbidden City, Ditan and Longtan Lake parks and Hutongs.
Local Opera Show on Beijing Temple Fair