On the third day we went to the Beijing Opera – something most of us probably wouldn’t have chosen to go to but this was included in the programme, and I’m actually kind of glad I went. It was everything I expected, intricate costumes, loud (high-pitched – especially the females) singing and a typical storyline (along the lines of period dramas) and I didn’t find it as horrible as lots of other people did.
Sorry that the photo isn’t that great, my camera’s not that good – I will definitely take a better camera on my next trip abroad. You can just make out the brightly coloured costumes which are really…bright. And quite pretty too. The opera was about an hour which wasn’t as long as expected – apparently some can last up to 3 hours! I would recommend going to see it if you can, I have no idea of the cost though so if it’s not in budget then there are better things to do in Beijing 🙂