It’s like watching magic happen right before your eyes! This is what you’ll be thinking while watching the Sichuan Opera, a marvelous display of Sichuan culture and art. On your evening out in Chengdu, you’ll receive a delightful overview of Sichuan customs, combining a delicious Sichuan meal with an awe-inspiring display of visual art.
After pickup from your hotel, you’ll be taken to a hot pot restaurant to enjoy tasty Sichuanese fare in the company of new friends. Hot pot is just another well-known delectable Sichuan cuisine. At the center of your table is a simmering metal pot of stock (spicy or non-spicy), waiting for you to throw in ingredients of your liking: various meats, vegetables, seafood and more. The hot pot dinner is a social experience – chat with your neighbors while you create your mouthwatering pot of soup!
Next, you’ll drive to the Shufeng Yayun Teahouse in Chengdu Culture Park for the Sichuan Opera. Sit back and enjoy a performance packed with wit, humor, lively dialogue, amazing acrobatics, dancing, acting, puppetry and music, all of which celebrate Sichuan’s creative history in the performing and fine arts. Most acts are derived from Chinese classical novels, legends and folk tales. It features dazzling sets and costumes and is known for two distinct acts: Changing Faces and Rolling Light.
Rolling Light involves a performer acting out a variety of routines like jumping over a bench or dancing with a fan, all the while balancing a bowl lit with fire on his head! Changing Faces, perhaps the most popular act, involves speedy makeup changes right on stage while the actor performs other exciting feats. The most complicated routine requires the performer to inconspicuously switch between different damask masks as the drama develops.
Relax as you are taken back to your hotel after the 90-minute show.