BEIJING: Beijing the capital of the People's Republic of China is known for its various festivals and events and is therefore visited by large number of tourists every year.
Lantern Festival, Tomb Sweeping festival, International kite festival etc. are some of the important festivals celebrated in Beijing.
Kite flying tradition dating back to over 100 years, began with the advent of spring in China. The festival’s major event in Beijing attracts lot of kite flying teams from all over the world.
Opening ceremony of Beijing International Kite Festival is an interesting one and involves dragon dances, music and beautiful kite displays.
The festival is held on the western suburb of Men Tou Gou and includes the display of wide variety of kites used over the last 100 years.
Besides, if you want to get on to the details of kite making, then you will not be disappointed as experts are there to explain about the artistic features, production processes and various kite- related anecdotes.
Other kite flying festivals in China are held in Wei Fang in Shandong province and in Chao Yang Park during the spring season.
Most popular and eye catching of all the kites is the Chinese Dragon which is beautifully shaped in the form of a dragon and seeing it fly is a sight to marvel at. Besides, you will also see other interesting kites like butterfly, parafoil, kites with bamboo whistle, kites with beautiful designs showing artistic craftsmanship etc.