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Address: No.9 Huguosi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100032, China
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Interesting courtyard house tour

If you know nothing about Peking opera, then this is a good start with a very personal story of one of the greatest Opera artists in Chinese history. The museum is basically his... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2014
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

If you know nothing about Peking opera, then this is a good start with a very personal story of one of the greatest Opera artists in Chinese history. The museum is basically his house, and the highlight of the museum is the well done exhibit documenting his life and history. Easy to get to: Get off on Ping'anli station on... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2012

This is a small but enjoyable museum dedicated to one of Beijing's greatest Opera stars, Mei Lanfang. The museum includes a number of informative displays outlining his life and career, and various aspects of Beijing Opera (including the various standing poses and hand gestures Mei had to master). A portion of his living quarters has also been preserved just as... More 

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Reviewed 8 May 2012

I watched Farewell my Concubine before the trip and saw Mei Lanfang portrayed as an enemy of the people but that was not the story AT ALL. He traveled the world to bring Chinese Opera to the people. Besides being the first true Method Actor the hutong opens another experience. His Memorial is a Hutong or place of living for... More 

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