Gastronomy and Performing Arts are extremely important in Sichuan province and with this tour you will be able to experience the best of both. First you will try the famous Sichuan Hot Pot, where you create your own soup by boiling the ingredients of your choice. Then, you will be able to enjoy a Sichuan opera, with renown acts such as the changing faces and Rolling Lights.
Our friendly English-speaking guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel in Chengdu city center. Then you will go to a Hot Pot restaurant to enjoy this well-known delectable Sichuan cuisine.
In the center of your table you will see a simmering metal pot of stock (spicy or non-spicy) which is waiting for you to throw in any ingredients of your liking including different kinds of meat, vegetables, seafood, etc. The hot pot dinner is a social experience so you can chat with your neighbors while you create your mouthwatering pot of soup!
After the dinner we will drive to a tea house in Chengdu Culture Park for the Sichuan Opera. Sit back and enjoy a performance packed with wit, humor, lively dialogue, amazing acrobatics, dancing, acting, puppetry and music, all of which celebrate Sichuan’s creative history in the performing and fine arts. Most acts are derived from Chinese classical novels, legends and folktales. The opera features dazzling sets and costumes and is known for two distinct acts: Changing Faces and Rolling Light.
Once the show finishes, we will transfer you back to your hotel in the city center.