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[Highlights] Experiencing Beijing Folk Customs at Tianqiaole Teahouse
2006-04-28 09:10:34

Tianqiaole Tea House. Photo:

Once the commercial and cultural center of ordinary Beijing residents, the lifestyle of the old Tianqiao area can now be found in the newly built Tianqiaole Teahouse. Situated to the northwest of the Temple of Heaven, the Tianqiaole Teahouse is built in a special style, imitating ancient architecture.

With a stage at its front, the teahouse's hall is furnished with dozens of big square tables. A variety of Beijing snack foods are for sale, and waitresses wearing traditional Chinese qipao make tea for customers. Guests must pay in ancient copper coins, which can be exchanged for modern money. All this provides them with a complete picture of an ancient lifestyle.

Performances at the teahouse have distinct folk features, including Shuanghuang (a two-man comic act), cross-talk, classic magic, vocal mimicry, wrestling and qigong.

Travel Information:
Add: No. A1, Beiwei Road at Xuanwu District, Beijing city.
Tel: 63040617 
Openning Hours: 9:00 a.m.-21:00 p.m. ( Performance between 19:30-21:00 p.m.)

Peking Opera. Photo:

Face-changing performance. Photo:

Classic magic. Photo:

Acrobat show. Photo:

Qigong performance. Photo:

See Also:

Travel Express Vol. 22 - Leisure in Beijing

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