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Enjoy Beijing Night Performance

As the capital city of China, Beijing is also a cultural center. After exploring the representative attractions, watch colorful night performance is a nice treatment. Housing variety of performing arts and folk arts, each of them could satisfy your desire of night feeling.

Dazzling Paradise for Vocal Concert and Music
National Grand Theater

Just adjacent to Tiananmen Square and the Great Hall of the People, National Grand Theater will be an ideal choice to taste Beijing nightlife and deep cultural art. With the coverage area more than 118,900 square meters, this theater will receive loads of tourists every day. Under the help of Tsinghua University, National Grand Theater experienced over 10 years' construction. The north entrance is just beside the subway entrance of Tiananmen West Stop by Subway Line 1. There is a ticket selling hall there for offering service to the tourists. On the journey to pass through the dreamlike corridor under the water, tourists could gain a lot appreciating the drama hall, opera hall. Every day, there will be top-class performance put on. For the art fan, National Grand Theater is truly a nice place.

Typical Land for Folk Show
Kungfu Show in Red Theater

If you hold mysterious interests in the Folk Show, Beijing Red Theater will be an ideal place. In this theater, you will get the growth of Chinese Martial Art Show, culture and background. For the famous Kung Fu Show put on the Red Theater, it is composed by six scenes. The main actors are a group of marvelous Kung Fu practitioners from all over the world. Although the ages of them are all between 17 years old, they have been major in Chinese Kung Fu for years. For the facilities of this theater, sitting in it, tourists could get the unique impression. The two-storey theater takes a series of innovations on stage scenery, acoustics and lights. What the most important is that there established the electronic screen displaying the show subtitles in English. If you are very interested in the actors, after the show, you could take pictures with them. Besides, there is Puppet Art Theater for tourists to enjoy the typical Puppet Art. This time, taking your children here will be more meaningful!

If you like, these art paradises are always waiting for you!

Hiking along Jingxi Gudao

Aside from the Great Wall, Beijing has plenty more to offer its visitors who are planning on a hiking trip to Beijing. Here is a popular hiking trail Beijing has to offer - Jingxi Gudao.

Profound History of Jingxi Gudao
Jingxi Gudao

Jingxi Gudao was once a 6meter wide road, paved with stones. The ancient path leads into the hinterland in the west mountain from three directions, gathering at the Wang Ping Kou and then extending to the west, hailed as the throat of the capital. Today the road we see is the essence of its export saddle section. The road is lined with a wide variety of bush and shrubs, which is the highlight of the most spectacular section of Jingxi Gudao. Mist haunts the trail give it a mysterious vibe, quietly telling the history of the vicissitudes of the road. Along the mountain road sits a very smooth path, suffused with fine and soft luster. It is difficult to imagine the smooth road and the rough mountain is actually the same kind of stone. In more than 10 meters of road section, it is full of large and small shoe nests about 100, slightly aligned around, extraordinary as if done by the spirits. It stretches away into the distance and disappears in the mist, as if the old stories seemed to spread, letting your thoughts drift far away.

What to Explore
Jingxi Gudao

Jingxi Gudao looks like a big net of transverse and longitudinal throughout Mentougou District, used to be the main business trade path, military channel and the mutual exchange of needed products. The commercial road boasts the most historical sites, after hundreds of years of history, although they appear to be in bad condition, the archaic style is well preserved. You can choose a piece of the path for your hiking. Water valley Mouth - this part of the road connects with Xishan Road, basically along the Yongding River Valley in hand. Jingxi Gudao centers around Xishan Road as main line, connected with the South aspect of each branch road, with a long path as the main part. The ancient beacon, ethnic groups, religious activities, and the road, West Frontier fortification, jade, countless amazing stories, scattered or retained in the road on both sides. It is the symbol of economy, culture of the era, from which we can deeply feel the changes of the times and historical footsteps. Jingxi Gudao dates back thousands of years of history, it contains culture and brilliant Yongding River Basin culture stacked poly hui.

Overall, Jingxi Gudao is well worth a hiking while visiting Beijing!

Walking into Prince Gong's Mansion

If you have climbed Great Wall, visited Forbidden City and enjoyed Beijing natural sceneries, it is time to walk into Prince Gong's Mansion to enjoy the lifestyle, construction style and flourishing background. Today, I will lead you walk into this famous mansion.

Prince Gong's Mansion

Background of Prince Gong's Mansion
Located near to Shichahai, Prince Gong's Mansion is the largest and best preserved princely mansion in Qing Dynasty. From this mansion, you could not only feel the Chinese traditional lifestyle and tastes as well as the aesthetic value deeply but also perfect study the lifestyle of the privileged classes in the feudal society of a bygone era. As the private residence of Heshen, this mansion was built around the year of 1777. In Chinese history, Heshen was regarded as the most experienced officials. He acquired great wealth during the Qing Dynasty. During the reign of Jiaqing, the emperor Jiaqing executed Heshen and his property. At that time, the wealth of Heshen impressed the emperor with more than 800 million ounces of silver.

Delicate Design of Prince Gong's Mansion
The mansion is a traditional courtyard mansion of a style gaining much prestige in imperial Beijing. The magnificent building covered a large scale area of about 60, 000 square meters. Once entered into this mansion, what impressed you will be the numerous residential portions. The remainder is regarded as the garden decoration. The whole building is divided into two parts including the residence courtyard and the garden. The construction and the materials of Mansion used are similar to those of the Ningshougong in Forbidden City. Each hall established was experience delicate design and decoration. Heshen paid much attention on the residence according to Chinese ancient Fengshui Theory. The garden, surrounded by artificial mountains, is called Jincui Yuan. Covering the area of about 28, 000 square meters, the garden houses over twenty scenic spots. What the most attractive spots are Western-Style Gate, Grand Theater House and Fu Steles. They are rented as the Three Uniqueness in this mansion.

Apart from this, the western-style gate is also the hottest topic. If you want to be mixed into the ancient imperial tastes, Prince Gong's Mansion will help you!

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