How to Have Fun at Your Summer Night in Beijing?

16/07/2012
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Summer is always the best season to enjoy the pleasure when the heat is gone after the sun set.
Taking a walk after dinner with family, go to the night market for local snacks, or just have a drink in a Night club… both the local residents and travelers enjoy the night here.

If you are a new comer in Beijing, if you want to visit Beijing this summer, let’s see what most travelers chosen to do for their nightlife fun.

1. Enjoy Chinese culture Shows at night

Night is always the time for shows!

While visiting Beijing, you will never miss an authentic Peking Opera Show. As the quintessence of Chinese opera, Peking Opera attracts fans from all over the world by its distinguishing aria and charming costumes.

Appreciating the authentic Peking Opera in Liyuan Theater.

Appreciating the authentic Peking Opera in Liyuan Theater.

Recommended Peking Opera Theater

The Liyuan Theater

Sitting around the old fashioned square table and enjoying the famous plays of Peking Opera. You can also enjoy the local snacks and authentic Chinese tea during the show. Basic English subtitles are offered to follow the opera.

Address: No. 175 Yongan Road, Qianmen Hotel (first floor), Xuanwu District, Beijing
Opening Hours: 19:30 – 20:45 (Daily)
Ticket Fare: CNY 200 / 280 / 380 / 480 / 580
Bus Route: No. 6, No. 15 and No. 822 (get off at Yongan Lu Stop)

Besides Peking Opera Shows, there are many other Chinese folk shows for visitors in Beijing, such as breath-holding Chinese acrobatics and Kungfu Shows.

2. Experience Modern life in night bars and clubs

Not like seeing the traditional shows, going to a bar or club is freer. Like other big cities, there are lots of bars and clubs for people killing their time at night, chatting with friend, old or new. In Beijing, the most popular bar streets are in Sanlitun Area and Houhai Bar Street.

Sanlitun is the earliest bar street in Beijing.

Sanlitun is the earliest bar street in Beijing.

Sanlitun Bar Street is located at the eastern side of Tunbei Road, Chaoyang District, and east to Beijing Beijing Workers’ Stadium. It is extremely popular for expatriates and young foreign teenagers. After The Village and Nali Mall shopping areas opened in the summer 2008, there are many new shops, restaurants, bars and a multiplex cinema.

Enjoy your nightlife with a cultural flare in Houhai!

Enjoy your nightlife with a cultural flare in Houhai!

Houhai (Back Lakes) is the newly developed old town of funky nightlife in Beijing, where you can find characteristic restaurants, bars, and cafes. If you come here a little early, you can rent a boat and paddle your way around the lake area to enjoy the sunset on the water.

Besides these two kinds of activities, you can also go for a special street food experience in Wangfujin Street, or visiting the Olympic park at night to enjoy the spectacular and sparkling views of the Bird Nest and Water Cube.

Just go outside your hotel and discover a different night scene of this city!