Visit: Liyuan Theatre, No.175 Yongan Road Xicheng District, Beijing China
Originating in the 18th century, Peking Opera encompasses stunning costumes, song, dance, mime and music that are incomparable to western opera. It is the most celebrated of China's many opera styles and a visual and aural delight for visitors to the Liyuan Theater in Beijing's Qianmen Hotel. A legend of opera since 1990, the theater has become famous for its shows and has been visited by foreign dignitaries on trips to China. The best thing about the Liyuan Theater is that there is no need to worry about the language barrier, as there are lateral screens of English subtitles so you can follow the story and maximize your enjoyment. Arrive early and you'll get a sneak peek into the performers' dressing room to see them get ready for the show. Don't miss out on this cultural gem on a trip to Beijing.