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Lao She Teahouse

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Address: Buliding 3, Zhengyang Market, Qianmenxi Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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Peking Opera

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US$79.00*
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Traditional teahouse experience

I agree 180yuan is a lot per person. However, this was a variety program where English subtitles were available, which was very necessary for my family, although I can understand... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Glenview, Illinois
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Kristiansand, Norway
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Positive: Chinese atmosphere With live entertainment (puppet show) Negative: Tourist trap!. Menu only in chinese. The tea is standard and really expensive. 180 Yuan for green tea for 2 persons. The tea price was 120 Yuan, but they added 60 Yuan on the bill, maybe because of the Entertainment (the show was almost finnished when we arrived(watched 3 minutes). Conclusion:... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree 180yuan is a lot per person. However, this was a variety program where English subtitles were available, which was very necessary for my family, although I can understand Chinese myself. We got there early so we ate dinner downstairs. I wouldn't recommend dinner there. It was the worst Chinese food we had in Beijing. We caught a shadow... More 

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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Nice example of local Beijing folk opera. I have been there several times and I always liked it ... It is a famous stop for local tourists and foreign. You won't like it if you don't understand or respect Chinese culture.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It's a bit expensive for general visit as you have to spend 500 RMB for watching show followed by serving traditional Chinese tea. But if you are looking for classical look. This place is worth for you.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Overpriced Ticket entrance: 180¥ the cheapest and you have to book in advance. Tea was disgusting, snacks consisted only in few candies and sunflower seeds. The show itself was average, although I think some of the acts were not purely traditional Chinese (a magician act), the others were amazing. Location is good though, just behind Tiananmen Square. I don't recommend... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

BE WARNED! Tea houses are well known for being VERY overpriced - This one takes out the all time insane record! Before you agree to buy anything MAKE SURE you see and add up the price of the tea! The place itself is "cute" in a way - But we made a prompt exit as soon as we saw the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I kid you not! This is in the tea house. I think the pricing is different in the theatre area. We went into the tea house area and luckily saw the price before ordering. Some cups of tea were $1,000 The cheapest is $16 Beware before you buy. Nice place to look around though as they have some lovely models... More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2016

I went on a business trip. Dinner was good and after dinner we went upstairs for the Chinese Opera. During dinner there was a great puppet show.

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Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Learn how to drink tea the traditional way. You will get to sample various teas and get the knowledge you need to understand healing remedies of the various teas. At the end of your session you will get the opportunity to buy the teas on offer. Note tea offered for sale is well presented but a hefty price tag is... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

Reasonably priced restaurant with traditional shadow puppet shows at regular intervals. Food was good, show was mimed shadow puppets but the story was easy enough to follow if you had some imagination (ours featured a baby panda rescued from a wolf). Not a must see, but part of the culture and a relatively easy visit to accomplish.

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