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Tasting old Beijing in temple fairs

2009-01-19 03:46:42 GMT2009-01-19 11:46:42 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Workers in ancient Chinese dress decorate the street with mock Tanghulu, a Beijing's traditional snack made of sugarcoated haws and other fruit on a stick, for the royal temple fair in the Summer Palace in Beijing, Jan. 18, 2009. Visiting temple fairs, or "Miaohui" in Chinese, is one of the most important traditional activities during the Spring Festival holidays.(Xinhua/He Junchang)

Workers in ancient Chinese dress rehearse for the royal temple fair in the Summer Palace in Beijing, Jan. 18, 2009.(Xinhua/He Junchang)

Workers in ancient Chinese dress rehearse for the royal temple fair in the Summer Palace in Beijing, Jan. 18, 2009.(Xinhua/He Junchang)

Workers in ancient Chinese dress rehearse for the royal temple fair in the Summer Palace in Beijing, Jan. 18, 2009.(Xinhua/He Junchang)

Workers in ancient Chinese dress decorate the street with mock Tanghulu, a Beijing's traditional snack made of sugarcoated haws and other fruit on a stick, for the royal temple fair in the Summer Palace in Beijing, Jan. 18, 2009.

Visiting temple fairs, or "Miaohui" in Chinese, is one of the most important traditional activities during the Spring Festival holidays.

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