Leather Shadow Play is an ancient and unique opera arts in China. It is most popular in Guanzhong Plain. The libretto of Leather Shadow Play are mainly Qin Opera and the content of the show are created based on Chinese legends and well known stories. Whether you know Chinese or not, the show will be a great joy. And a lesson to learn the leather shadow play will be much interesting.
Leather Shadow Play Class
Private vehicle + guide + Leather Shadow Play Class + Entrance fee
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at confirmed time and transfer to have the Leather Shadow Play class. You will have the class in: Small Wild Goose Pagoda or Gao Family Courtyard. Both of them locate in downtown area of Xian city. There is a small garden named Yanyuan inside of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda provides many interesting Chinese traditional folk activity like Shadow Play, Calligraphy, Rubbings, Han Chinese Clothing dress and so on. Gao Family Courtyard is a 400-year-old residential courtyards where you could spend some time to observe the layout of rich Chinese family’s house in ancient time after the class.
Arriving in the theater or Gao Family’s Courtyard, you will firstly go to the room behind the scenes supporter to see leather figures and some other performance tools. If you want to try it in person, just feel free to ask the local artist to teach and try handling the figures to have a first impression of leather shadow. Then please enjoy the show appreciating time. The local artists will perform 1-2 shows. After the show appreciating, the artist will teach you how to perform a leather shadow play. You will find it demands strong coordination.
After the pleasant time at Gao Family Courtyard or Small Wild Goose Pagoda, you will be escorted back to hotel.
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Our Driver and Vehicle
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Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.