Chinese culture has made an enormous impact on human civilization, and whether we admit it or not, the Chinese have brought us incredible and positive things. That is why visiting Beijing for the first, second and even third time can leave us astonished and amazed. The capital of China, or how people prefer to call it ”The Northern Capital”, is one of the biggest cities in the world that offers thousands of incredible places to visit. However, visiting all the outstanding locations full of Chinese culture and tradition can be a challenge even for those who keep coming back to this lovely metropolis.
A Short History of Beijing
“The Northern Capital” or the Beijing has been the capital city of China ever since 1403, and since then it has grown as its most significant cultural, political, economic and science center. You can still see the original palace or as it is usually called The Forbidden City, built in 1412, where Chinese emperors used to live and perform all of their state businesses. The last Emperor, who lived there, was Puyi. He was forced to abdicate in 1912 while his palace was transformed into a Museum where you can see many art and history collections from different periods of the Chinese past.
The Chaoyang Theatre Beijing
There are only a few segments of Chinese culture most of us are well informed about. Such segments are cuisine, martial arts, music, maybe ceramics, and so on. If you visit Beijing, you will have a chance to meet some other aspects of Chinese culture too, especially if you know which places to visit. One would undoubtedly advise you to visit the Chaoyang Theatre in Beijing, located in the Chaoyang District where you can attend one of their excellent shows. The Chaoyang Theatre is an enormous hall specialized for acrobatic shows that have a long tradition in China and that have played a significant role in its culture. This theatre and its shows have had more than three million foreign visitors and more than 800 positive reviews on TripAdvisor, making it a very popular touristic venue indeed.
Chinese Acrobatics and The Flying Acrobatic Show as never-to-be-forgotten events
It is well-known that the Chinese take a great deal of attention to accuracy and precision. One of the main advantages of Chinese acrobats is the strength in the waist and legs. Having strong legs and waist enables them high control over every their move, including a balance on a tightrope. So, imagine how accurate one needs to be to perform an acrobatic trick in front of a thousand of visitors. The main feature of an acrobatic show is that it is dangerous and scary, as well as fascinating and breathtaking at the same time. For years now, Chinese acrobats have ascended to perfection their tricks that rest on flexibility and balance, that are also combined with group coordination, martial arts and Chinese music and theater. For these reasons, the Beijing acrobatic shows make unique and never-to-be-forgotten Chinese stories.
One of the most famous acrobatic shows in China is the so-called ‘Flying Acrobatic Show’, performed in the Chaoyang Theatre. The show will inevitably offer you a night full of excitement while watching the best acrobats in the whole China, and probably in the world. Once you enter the hall, you will be astonished by the interior, decorated space and the stage itself. The acrobats will thus provide you with a spectacular music, strobe lighting, and well-trained and harmonized team of acrobats showing you an incredible magic. You will have the opportunity to see magnificent stunts that will lead you through both, awesome and terrifying moments. The troupe will perform many tricks, ranging from wire stunts to contortionists. However, for all the visitors that rather enjoy the tricks with animals, The Flying Acrobatic Show has some traditional tricks like lion dancing or bicycling. In this way, the audience in the Chaoyang Theatre will see a thin bond between the traditional and modern Beijing.
For a glimpse of the show highlights, have a look at the trailer on YouTube.