Lao Beijing Traditional Chinese Culture Fair

Join CK, the Chaoyangmen Culture Center and Horizon Travel for the Lao Beijing Chinese Culture Day – it’s like all the traditional parts of a temple fair without the crowds! And not only will we have many vendors selling products inspired by traditional Chinese culture for you to enjoy, but also workshops happening all day where you can learn more about Chinese culture!

We’ve put together a really interesting selection of product and service vendors at the market. Gift-giving season is approaching, and many of our vendors sell unique items that make the perfect gift or souvenir of Beijing, such as art work, jewellery or folk crafts.

Been searching for a place to have an English TCM consultation? Come by and talk to the experts at the market! Want to see a variety of folk handicrafts and try your hand at them? Come and meet our skilled crafts vendors!

Our vendors include…

  • Antonia Sampson (Chinese-inspired jewellery)
  • Beijing Postcards (products made using images of old Beijing)
  • Chinese Culture Live!
  • Daxiang Tea
  • Expat Connection (a group of businesses catering to Beijing expats)
  • Horizon Travel
  • Face painter
  • Feng Tong Jewellery (Chinese-inspired jewellery)
  • Glutinous rice model maker (a traditional Chinese folk-art)
  • Grass artist (a traditional Chinese folk-art making animals etc from dried stems of grass)
  • Knot-maker (a traditional Chinese folk-art)
  • Liuba Draws (artwork inspired by her love of Beijing)
  • MaNau Bijoux (showing their ‘Spirit of Beijing’ collection of handcrafted jewellery & accessories)
  • Minn Scarves
  • Pinyin Press (a design-led brand of home accessories, lifestyle products and gifts which are inspired by everyday life in China)
  • Spinal Manipulations (bone setting, a form of TCM)
  • Su Haifeng (a painter specializing in paintings on fans)
  • Sugar Blower (a traditional Chinese folk-art)
  • Sugar Painter (a traditional Chinese folk-art)
  • Teibido Studio (woodcut prints using handmade stamps and vegetable dyes)
  • Tom Zhang Art (paintings of Beijing)
  • Wen (Tea and other products inspired by TCM)
  • 八3二1 (Bags inspired by Buddhist temples and other Chinese themes)
  • 霓 (Scarves with bold, bright prints)

We’ll have vendors selling a variety of delicious snacks, including tanghulu (fruits covered in toffee) and traditional zhajiangmian (noodles).

Workshops and talks are still being added, but here’s the current schedule.  You can sign up for the workshops here.

11.15-11.45am – TCM for Autumn: This thirty-minute introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine will explain the basic principles of TCM and give you some tips on how to prepare for autumn the traditional Chinese way! Free of charge.

1-2pm – Make Monkey King figurines out of glutinous rice ‘clay’ (88RMB per person). This traditional toy on a stick has been sold at markets and fairs all over China for hundreds of years. This workshop is suitable for kids and adults alike!

2.15-2.45pm – Fengshui for home, happiness and health: This thirty-minute introduction to home and office Fengshui will give you some simple tips to help improve your life and luck by following the basic tenants of fengshui. Free of charge.

3-4pm – Chinese Knotting (88RMB per person). Learn how to make some traditional Chinese knots. These make lovely gifts and are attractive and auspicious at the same time. This workshop is suitable for kids and adults alike!

How to get there: Take a cab to Neiwubujie (内务部街). It’s best to get out at the west entrance to the hutong (which is one way) on Dongsi South Street (东四南大街) and walk up the hutong to prevent blocking up the road. The Chaoyangmen Culture Center is about 200m into the hutong on the left side if walking from the west entrance.

Alternatively, take the subway to Dengshikou. Come out of exit C and walk to your right. Neiwubujie is the third hutong on the right.

Do you own a business in Beijing related to Chinese culture and would like to take part in this event? Would you like more information about the day’s activities and how to sign up? Feel free to contact us, either via email at [email protected] or on WeChat at NicD1280. We’d love to hear from you! 

Looking forward to seeing you and celebrating Chinese culture together!

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