Visitors to the Summer Place in Beijing during the Spring Festival (February 18 to March 4) can enjoy themselves thoroughly in a "royal carnival"that combines the traditional folk art from both north and south China.
Currently, the Suzhou Street in the Summer Palace, the venue the carnival, is decorated with lanterns, Chinese knots, dragon flags and Spring Festival scrolls or couplets.
Actually, the Suzhou Street has long been famous for its New Year's temple fair, which used to be a royal one in the Qing Dynasty. Today's temple fair at the Suzhou Street is renowned for it bringing royal tradition, unique southern Chinese architectural style and Beijing folk culture together.
The carnival this year will keep the traditional style, but special attention will be paid to the decorations, to give the visitors a pleasant "surprise".
The actors will put on the uniforms of the armies of the Qing Dynasty to take part in a grand dance show to celebrate the opening of the carnival.