About Chinese Entertainment

China offers a wide variety of nighttime activities. The cities thrive with Chinese opera, dance, music, and fine cuisine. Museums, art, and classical gardens yield a host of treasures.


A highlight of any trip to China includes a night at the Chinese Classical Opera - a feast for the senses with its magnificent costumes and intriguing plots (even if you don't understand what's happening!) A performance by the astonishing Chinese acrobats is also a "must see" event. Other cultural favourites are colourful folk dancing, classical Chinese dance, and "Wushu," the traditional form of martial arts. In larger tourist towns, you'll also find modern dance, jazz, classical and rock music. 


If you like movies, you're in luck, so do the Chinese. Most towns host dozens of cinemas, and seeing a Chinese film is fun even if you don't understand the language. And of course there's karaoke, the most popular evening entertainment in China. Drop in for a "Pijiu" (beer), muster up your courage, and try singing a song in English (or, if you dare, Chinese).  Located just outside some of the major cities are large folklore and cultural centres where you can observe and participate in traditional ethnic minority folk dancing, and craft making.