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Beijing Grand View Garden Temple Fair(北京大觀園廟會2)
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Each Spring Festival, Temple fair will be held at Grand View Park(or Daguanyuan), a replica of the magnificent Daguanyuan garden of an imperial family described in the well-known Chinese novel A Dream of Red Mansions by Qing Dynasty writer Cao Xueqin. The temple fair is featured in fine cuisine based on the novel, and many time-honored Beijing snacks. Besides, there will be shows of folk arts, Kungfu, "Two-people show" (Er Ren Zhuan) from northeastern China, costumed parades, acrobatics and other ethnic and cultural performances inside the park.

每年春節,北京大觀園都會舉辦廟會,這個公園是為拍攝電視劇「紅樓夢」,依小說內容而建成的場景。廟會節目有傳統北京小吃、戲劇、雜技、二人轉等文化表演。

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