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Temple Fair at Wu Hill

Updated: August 2, 2016 L M S


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Temple Fair at Wu Hill is one of the largest and oldest temple fairs in Hangzhou. Different from other places in Hangzhou, there are temple fairs at Wu Hill all year, each featuring different characteristics. The Spring Festival Temple Fair is from January 1 -8, on the Chinese lunar calendar. Locals pray for a smooth year at this fair. Between February and March, pilgrims from nearby counties come to Hangzhou and Wu Hill. Occasions like the Dragon Boat Festival, Lixia, the birthday of the gods have temple fairs as well.


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At Wu Hill, the temple fair is more than just a religious event. It is where various folk artists take the stage alongside a market with various folk products like paper cutting and candy figure. In an urbanized world, Temple Fair at Wu Hill manages to retain its original features, presenting tourists with its folk charm.