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Enjoy Authentic Opera Show in Beijing

No trip to Beijing is complete without watching the Peking Opera show. Peking Opera show is an essential Chinese experience and a lot of fun too. If you are in Beijing and want to explore best of Beijing in depth, then you should not miss it. At the mention of the top theater to enjoy opera show in Beijing, the Meilanfang Theater is second to none.

Peking Opera Show

Overview about Meilanfang Theater
At the mention of opera show, the name of Mei Fanglan has been known by almost every household in China. For most of the tourists, Meilanfang Theater has become a must-see spot during Beijing tour. The interior furnishing incorporated traditional Chinese styles. The red pillars and walls were all decorated with round Reliefs, made of gilded platinum sheets. It was designed by several famous Chinese architects. This unique relief reflects the long last history of this traditional opera show. Looking from afar, it feels like a door of art open to the public. Within the building of this theater, the most outstanding structure is no other than the relief, round and wooden. It was made by a well known local master using traditional sculpturing arts and skills. Huian wood carving has long enjoyed an unrivaled fame in China for its profound history. This environment provides the audiences with a more comfortable observing opera show.

Feature of the Theater
The round reliefs on the wall offer a 3D visual effect and can be observed from different sides. These reliefs represent a wide variety of skills and sculpturing arts. They have added something unique into the opera show. They are a perfect combination of Chinese traditional arts and cultures.

Upon the reliefs carved a large number of opera items which had been launched by the National Opera Theater. Among them all, the traditional items include Doue, BaisheZhuan, Qingxianglian, Jiangxianghe, Silangtanmu and Suolinnang and so on. Modern items include Hongseniangzijun, Hongdengji, Jiangjie and Pingyuanzuozhan and so on. These opera shows will make your Beijing trip an unforgettable experience. The use of wooden relief complements with this theater and reflects its artistic value, which makes the opera show an amazing performance for the audiences. In recent years, opera show has become one of the most popular tours among the tourists during nighttime. Not only can they enjoy the amazing opera show but also get to know a little about the traditional Chinese arts and cultures.

Overall, the Peking Opera Show is worth watching while in Beijing.

Visit Madame Tussauds Beijing

Perhaps, you have got the Madame of Shanghai in China. Have you ever visit Beijing Madame Tussauds? Now, I will lead you walk into the Madame Tussauds Beijing.

Madame Tussauds Beijing

General Information about Madame Tussauds Beijing
Opened on May 31, 2014, Madame Tussauds Beijing is the fourth Madame Tussauds in China after the Madame Tussauds Wax Museums set in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Wuhan. Located in the Qianmen Street, which has profound history and deep traditional cultural connotation, this Madame Tussauds add western and modern elements to this street. It is the largest Madame Tussauds in Asia. After the establishment, this street becomes more diversified. The lifelike wax figures are made by artists from Madame Tussauds London. These figures are the actual sizes of their prototypes and they are all the elites from various sectors and played a very important role in China and the world.

Exhibition Halls of Madame Tussauds Beijing
The exhibition here is divided into several theme areas. A top-level Party where tourists can amble on the red carpet and pose for photographs before joining the party with Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt, etc. is the most impressive. If you want to take pictures with these famous stars, you can come to the Movie section where you can wear costumes, pick up props and pose in familiar scenes or take pictures with big movie stars, Bruce Lee, Bruce Wills and Marilyn Monroe. The most attractive part is the theme area of World Famous People where you can talk with Price William and Princess Kate Middleton, listen to the royal horns together with Queen Elizabeth, have a meeting with Barack Obama in his oval office, etc. Getting deep close to these stars to feel their lifetime contributions, you can be inspired by their spirits. What the most important, you can be inspired by the faster developing economy.

Tips Attention
The admission fee is different according to different groups. Adult is 170 CNY, Child between 2.6 feet (0.8 meter) and 4.2 feet (1.3 meters) is 110 CNY, Child under 2.6 feet is free. Senior (over 65 years old) is CNY 110. The opening hour is 10:00-21:00 with last admission at 20:00.

If you want to get close to your favorite star, join us!

Top Imperial Garden to Explore in Beijing

As a time-honored capital city, Beijing is home to a wide variety of historic sites. For those who want to explore the top imperial garden while in Beijing, the Imperial Garden housed in the Forbidden City is not to be missed! And at the mention of top imperial sights in Beijing, the Imperial Garden is second to none.

Imperial Garden in Forbidden City

Brief Introduction of Imperial Garden in Forbidden City
As you set your foot in Forbidden City during your trip to Beijing, you may easily find that the overall layout and partial decoration were paid much attention and care. This garden has an abundant collection of towers and pavilions in different shapes and sizes. They will ensure you an incredible sightseeing. The buildings in the garden are all aligned with the axis. In the middle stands a courtyard, with Hall of Imperial Peace as its main building. The buildings on both sides are kind of symmetrical, with Pavilion of Imperial View and Jiangxue Tower in the east, Yanhui Hall, Weiyu Palace in the west. These buildings used to be a place for sightseeing or praying with only one exception, Lizao Hall which used to keep in store sikuquanshu for the emperor Qianlong in Qing dynasty. Nowadays, these buildings are well worth exploring. So you definitely should pay a visit to them.

More Details about the Garden
While touring around this garden, you may easily find that the buildings are highly concentrated around the walls with only a few pavilions standing in the middle of the garden, which offers a wide open view for the tourists. The garden is filled with a rich collection of old locust trees, as well as a series of white marble pillars, copper statues and potted landscapes. They have played an important part in enriching this garden. The ground in this garden was covered with colorful pebbles which were scraped together into various patterns. This colorful path is without equal compared with other Beijing sights. The most famous Duixiu Hill used to be the climb-up place during Double Ninth Festival in China. Upon this hill stands Pavilion of Imperial View which can access the tourists to the surrounding views in the garden. This spot should not be missed by you on your trip to this garden. This garden used to host a series of Chinese traditional festivals and activities back in ancient times.

Overall, a trip to the imperial garden will be fun and eye-opening!

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