Kāifēng Fǔ

Historic Site in Kaifeng

This reconstructed site of the government offices of the Northern Song has daily theatricals commencing daily outside the gates – as the doors are thrown open costumed actors play period scenes, complete with cracking whips and the sound of gongs. They then retreat inside to continue the play (in Chinese). Drama aside, the site is one of Kāifēng's better re-creations of Song imperial life, with English explanations, martial parade grounds, a prison and several appearances by the famed Judge Bao.