Best Places to Spend the “Single Day” 2010 Night in Beijing?

10/11/2010 Travel Expert
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Tommorow is “Single Day”!

Singles’ Day” is special in China. It falls on Nov. 11. As the name suggests, it is exclusively for single people. They celebrate it for being free and unattached. The following are recommended places to visit and activities held on the day.

Shichahai Lake at Night

Shichahai Lake at Night

1. Shichahai

Shichahai’s attraction lies not only in its natural beauty, but also in the historical value of its architecture. It is definitely an attractive sight for visitors. Shichahai is now a comfortable place for locals’ recreational life and visitors’ tours.

Nanluoguxiang at Night

Nanluoguxiang at Night

2. Nanluoguxiang

Nanluoguxiang is very much an international community that attracts many people with its mixed but agreeable culture. It is not far from Houhai area, but is more low-key. There are a lot of interesting restaurants, bars, coffee shops and shops there. It is well worth an evening.

Sanlitun at Night

Sanlitun at Night

3. Sanlitun

It is one of the best known and most popular nightlife spots in Beijing, and offers everything you need with a huge choice of bars and clubs. Lots of Western tourists and travellers crowd here every night, so you’ll never feel isolated and no worry about the culture or customs.

Bird Nest at Night

Bird Nest at Night

4. Olympic Village

Bird Nest (National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatic Center) have been the new landmarks of Beijing since the successful Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. They are included within any trips to Beijing, either for foreign tourists or Chinese travelers.

How Chinese People Celebrate the Single Day?

For breakfast on Singles’ Day, singles often eat four Youtiao (deep-fried dough sticks) representing the four “ones” in “11.11″ and one Baozi (steamed stuffed bun) representing the middle dot.

Some singles also choose to say goodbye to their single lives on this day: many attend ‘blind date’ parties and many people choose to marry on this day. In addition to meaning ’single,’ the four ‘ones’ of the date can also mean ‘only one’ as in ‘the only one for me.’ Some people will use this date and this meaning to tell their special someone that they are the only ‘one’ in their heart.