Beijing River View Hotel

2 Dongzhimen Wai Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, Beijing, 100027, China
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Beijing Opera - Photography

by rpcrowe

I would like to attend a performance of Beijing Opera that allows or permits photography (no flash of course). Is there any performance which will allow photography? How about visiting and photographing backstage?

Re: Beijing Opera - Photography

by GrumpyDiver

My experience with "Chinese Opera" was in Chengdu, and the answer was definitely "no". And they were quite strict about it.

Re: Beijing Opera - Photography

by lindyz

I did not go to an Opera Show in Beijing, but did go to an Acrobatic Show and, as Manfred said, the answer was a definite and flat-out "NO"!!! There are of course very detailed books and dvds etc. to buy rather cheaply, but definitely no photography during shows was allowed.

Re: Beijing Opera - Photography

by garfield3199

Sorry, a lot of performances in China ( be it the acrobatic shows or the Opera )strictly enforce the not photography rule.

Re: Beijing Opera - Photography

by johnmperry

The heritage museum in Hong Kong has special opera shows for tourists which allow photography and backstage visits. Maybe there is a museum in Beijing similar.

There are teahouses in Beijing which have supper shows where photography is allowed. These include opera excerpts as well as other performances. Best one is probably "lao she cha guan" (walkable from Tiananmen).

Re: Beijing Opera - Photography

by rpcrowe

Wow! Thank you for the tip on Hong Kong and also the Tea House performances in Beijing. I am an avid photographer and would love to bring home images of these wonderfully picturesque events.

Re: Beijing Opera - Photography

by ellyse

You might want to try the Lao She Teahouse performances, though they're not wholly Peking opera.

Travel Tips for Beijing

ask your local friends or read...

by calvin729

ask your local friends or read from some books about the stories and folk tales of places. As we all know China is a country with long history. A non-Chinese person may find that many temples, gardens and tourist sites may look similar. Actually everyone of them has a story behind...so, somehow you will get things out of your expectation if you read more, ask more...and most importantly, imagine more, when you're touring in China.

Hunan Cuisine

by changqq

Located in the south central part of the Chinese mainland, Hunan has long been known for its natural beauty. Hunan is surrounded by mountains on the east, west, and south, and by the Yangtze River on the north. Hunan's mixture of mountains and water makes it among the most beautiful provinces in China. For thousands of years, Hunan has been a major center of Chinese agriculture, growing rice, tea, and oranges. While enjoy Hunan Travel, the Hunan¡¯s cuisine is a highlight of this tour.

Hunan cuisine, sometimes called Xiang cuisine consists of the cuisines of the Xiang River region, Dongting Lake and western Hunan Province, in China. Hunan cuisine is consisted of three styles: Xiang River style which is represented by dishes of Changsha, Dongting Lake style which is represented by dishes of Hengyang, and western Hunan style which is represented by dishes of Xiangtan.

Hunan cuisine is one of the eight regional cuisines of China and is well known for its hot spicy flavor, fresh aroma and deep color. Common cooking techniques include stewing, frying, pot-roasting, braising, and smoking. Due to the high agricultural output of the region, ingredients for Hunan dishes are many and varied.

Known for its liberal use of chili peppers, shallots and garlic, Xiang cuisine is known for being dry hot or purely hot, as opposed to the better known Sichuan cuisine, to which it is often compared. Known for its distinctive m¨¢l¨¤ (hot and numbing) seasoning and other complex flavor combinations, Sichuan cuisine frequently employ Sichuan peppercorns along with chilies which are often dried, and utilizes more dried or preserved ingredients and condiments. Hunan Cuisine, on the other hand, is often spicier by pure chili content, contains a larger variety of fresh ingredients, tends to be oilier, and is said to be purer and simpler in taste. Another characteristic distinguishing Hunan cuisine from Sichuan cuisine is that, in general, Hunan cuisine uses smoked and cured goods in its dishes much more frequently.

Another feature of Hunan cuisine is that the menu changes with the seasons. In a hot and humid summer, a meal will usually start with cold dishes or a platter holding a selection of cold meats with chilies for opening the pores and keeping cool in the summer. In winter, a popular choice is the hot pot, thought to heat the blood in the cold months. A special hot pot called lover's hot pot is famous for splitting the pot into a spicy side and a milder side.
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Laser Tag

by mke1963

When the Beijing traffic or crowds or spitting gets too much for you, how do you 'Go Postal' without actually hurting anyone?
Well in the basement of a towerblock in suburban north-east Beijing is Laser Tag, where for around 100RMb per person you can run around a basement with your friends, in near darkness, shooting each other with lasers.
The kids love it, and the dads get to do their stunt action stuff.
You do need to go with a team or a crowd of people, but this is a good way to let off excess energy or wrath. All gear is provided.

BARTER!!!!

by zhang.delong about Silk Market

Do not pay full price for anything from a vendor. Start by offering them about 10-25% of what they originally ask and never go over half!!! If they do not agree, just walk away. They will usually follow you or call you back. Great buys on silks and leather!! You can get a suit made for just about $100USD.

Chao Yang District (the...

by iretyc

Chao Yang District (the consulate district) - San Li Tun Clubbing area, The Den (pub and disco), The Loft (jazz live band with spacious and yuppie feel environment), The Paulaner Brauhaus (Hotel Kempinski Renassaince at Yin Sa district) with Latin music and salsa dance, foreigners filled
Filled with people of age mostly above 20's in San Li Tuen area. The Den & The Loft, locates closely to San Li Tun (within 5-10 mins cab travelling)
San Li Tun clubbing street - locals more than foreigners; The Den - half and half locals and foreigners; The Loft - mostly businessmen and mature around 30's or above; Paulaner Brauhaus (mostly foreigners) Except San Li Tun area allows you to dress a bit casual, the others are suggested to have a smart casual way

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