Tea Houses, Chengdu

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  • Mask Dance

    by JumpsuitDuoDuo Written Jul 3, 2012

    In Jinli Street, there is Mask Dance in festival days.
    You can also go to "Shunxing Teahouse (http://www.chinatouronline.com/china-travel/chengdu/chengdu-nightlife/Shunxing-Tea-House_018623.html)"
    Or "Wuhouci Temple". In Wuhouci Temple, the Mask Dance is at the innermost place.

    I recommend the "Shunxing Teahouse". Because besides the mask dance, there are also other shows there, which are all Sichuan flavor.

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    Wenshu Monastery

    by Willettsworld Written May 11, 2009

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    The Wenshu Monastery is a famous place to come and take tea. The whole complex features some nice gardens and some teahouses which seem to be built in the gardens so that people can relax and be socialable.

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    Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse - Cultural experience

    by cafank Updated Nov 17, 2008

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    We had a lovely night at this teahouse. OK it was a bit touristy but the show was a great overview to the local cultural activities - it is especially good if you are unable to visit any full culture shows.

    We saw snatches of Sichuan Opera, shadow dancing and several other folk dancing and singing acts.

    You do have to book as it is a hot spot especially for Chinese tourists.

    A nice evening - the tea was OK too. AFter the show we wandered up and down Qintai Road which has been recreated as an ancient street.

    FUBGUS TO EAT: One of the best meals I had was in a restaurant not far from the teahouse. Unfortunately I didn't keep a card but they served fungi - about 34 varieties from memory. We tried about 20 and loved the whole experience. It is a well know place so you may be able to find it by asking for the fungi restaurant.

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    Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse - Cultural experience

    by cafank Written Nov 17, 2008

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    We had a lovely night at this teahouse. OK it was a bit touristy but the show was a great overview to the local cultural activities - it is especially good if you are unable to visit any full culture shows.

    We saw snatches of Sichuan Opera, shadow dancing and several other folk dancing and singing acts.

    You do have to book as it is a hot spot especially for Chinese tourists.

    A nice evening - the tea was OK too

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    Visit a tea house.

    by K.Knight Written Sep 13, 2008

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    While in Chengdu you will notice the amount of tea houses that are literally everywhere. It is not as simple as sitting down for a quiet cup of tea though! The tea ceremony that the waiter will often go through is quite elaborate and time consuming and just when you thought that he had poured you your first cup of tea…he throws it out! (Apparently the first cup is often bitter.)
    At some larger and more elaborate tea houses you can sit and enjoy a sample of Chinese opera or other form of entertainment.

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  • l take you to tradditional sichuan folk museum

    by liaojian Written Jan 5, 2008

    do you know where watch sichuan opera cheap. same time you can appreciat local folk custom . and tradditional lifestyle


    you know l,m a tourguide l will take you to fulfill what you want . and l can explain this culture to you for free . you just buy a ticket for 60 RMB . and l can rent a bus for you for free . yo uare remember we are comfortable travel agency .

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    Tea Houses

    by nattybabe Written Jun 12, 2007

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    Drinking tea is a nationwide institution, but Chengdu has always been famous for its numerous teahouses. In days gone by there were a place to meet and finalise deals, hold meetings or relax at the end of a hard day's work listening to storytellers or watching troupes of performers.

    The teahouses took a battering during the years of the Cultural Revolution when such elegance was labelled a "bourgeois" but they have subsequently been revived.

    Today you'll find most tea houses in parks, temple grounds and theatres.

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    Renmin Park Tea House

    by mishkah Updated May 27, 2006

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    I like the Sichuanese. They really seem to know how to enjoy life, namely, sit around all day, drink tea and chat. That seems right to me. On the other hand, you have to wonder what these people do for a living that they can sit around all day and natter in the middle of the week, but I am nothing if not envious.

    Renmin Park has everything; bonsai gardens, a bizarre theme park, qi gong, latin dancing, carp ponds, hideous sculptures and loquat sellers but best of all is its tea house; huge, bustling, and shady, you can either get your ears cleaned, have a shoulder massage, drink a bottomless cup of stone-flower tea for Y10, chat to your friends, or, like most of the people around me, do all four things simultaneously.

    If you're a white Western female by yourself, it won't be long before someone adopts you, feeds you pumpkin seeds and tea, and tells you "what a fat, pretty face you have!" Awwww.

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    tea garden at the Wenshu temple

    by tompt Written Sep 28, 2004

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    Nothing better than to sit down in a teagarden on a hot summer afternoon. Buy a cup of tea and they will add hot water untill the tea has no taste what so ever. But the mean reason to come here is social, drink some tea with your friends, or just chat with the people sitting next to you. The problem is most of them don't speak english (never mention dutch.....) and our chinese is limited to ni hao (hello).
    After half an hour a teacher arived and talked to us in very good english, it was a pleasant conversation. When we left we saw him being bombarded with questions of the other people around us. Probably asking from where we came and that sort of things.

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    Enjoy some tea at the River Viewing Pavillion

    by pkfops Written Jun 17, 2004

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    Feels Good to get off my Feet.

    A great place to get away from the hustle and
    bustle of the city.

    Relax at the park and have some tea. If you have kids, send them to the amusement section where there are plenty of rides and diversions.

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    Having Tea at Wenshu Yuan

    by mskwan Written May 17, 2005

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    Major gossip

    In the garden of Wenshu Yuan, a temple in northern part of town, you can have a cup of tea and watch people gossip. Don't forget to bring along your own snack.

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    Tea houses

    by victorwkf Written Jun 29, 2003

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    One of the most popular thing to do in Chengdu is to go to one of the traditional tea houses and try the various Chinese teas.

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