- Watch Peking Opera
Peking opera, or Beijing opera is a form of traditional Chinese opera which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. You can watch Peking opera in many cities in China. It is usually performed around 7pm for an hour performance. Zheng Yici Opera Theatre in Beijing is the oldest Peking Opera theatre with well-preserved wooden structure. Another places to watch Peking Opera are at Li Yuan Theater, Hu Guang Hui Guan Opera Theatre and Museum, Mei Lan Fang Grand Theatre, Chang’an Grand Opera House, and many more.
2. Wander the Summer Palace
The Summer Palace in Beijing was firstly built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886. This palace is perceived as a museum of traditional Chinese garden arts that blends rocks, trees, pavilions, lakes, ponds, paths and other features to create a poetic effect between different scenes. It has a beautiful natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
3. Drink tea like a true Chinese
Not only British who drink tea, so does Chinese! Chinese also have tea ceremony that has been famed since centuries. They believe that certain tea would heal many diseases as well. Hi Xin Tea House probably is the oldest teahouse in China. This tea house is located in the middle of Yuyuan Garden. It is actually in a pavilion located in the middle of a lake which was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
4. All the way up: Oriental Pearl Tower
The Oriental Pearl Tower is the tallest TV tower in Asia and was built in June 1991. You can go upto the peak and enjoy this China masterpiece with pay approximately RMB85 to 135 RMB, depends on what level you will go. The opening hour is at 8:30am – 9:30am almost every day. We suggest you to avoid holiday in order to get the best experience. Enjoy the whole Shanghai city from the top! Hash tag see you on top!
5. Say Ni Hao to the Giant Panda
Panda: black and white and Asian! This black and white mammal is so adorable! Panda is originally comes from China. You should have Panda in your bucket list of you are travelling in China. You may see this cute mammals in Dujiangyan Panda Base, the best Panda Volunteer Program in China;, Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center, the most popular place to see Panda; Wolong Panda Center, a home of wild Panda, and last but not least Beijing Zoo.
6. See The 2000 Terracotta Warriors
Qi Shin Huang, the first Emperor of China believed that whatever come after death, he’d better bring the army along with him. He made more than 8,000 life sized soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses sculptures. He believed that this one set of battle army will protect him in his afterlife. These sculptures were once beautifully paint and had buried underground for more than 2,000 years. So that’s why they are no longer colorful. This huge site of terracotta was found in 1974 when the local farmer dogged the well and found this ancient military army that never done any single battle. Terracotta Warrior received a predicate “World Heritage Sites” from UNESCO and is already listed as the Top 25 Museums in the world, the only Asian museum on the list.