Hall for Listening to Orioles, Beijing

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    Hall for Listening to Orioles

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 9, 2009
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    Initially built by Emperor Qianlong for his mother to watch operas, this theatre with its two-storey stage was named the "Hall for Listening to Orioles" because in old times, people often compared beautiful voices to the singing of orioles. Before the completion of the Great Stage in the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, the Empress Dowager Cixi often watched operas and held banquets here.

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    Hall for Listening to Orioles

    by snuggie Written Feb 15, 2006

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    This was initially built by emperor Qianlong for his mother to watch opera and was named the 'Hall for Listening to Orioles' because in the olden times,beautiful voices are often compared to the singing of the orioles.The hall was later burned down by the Ango-French Allied in 1860 & was later rebuilt in emperor Guangxu's reign.

    Today the hall is one of the famous restaurants in China, featuring imperial dishes and desserts and is a must for many foreign state guests to have lunch here when they visit Beijing.

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