Lao She Teahouse Tours – Beijing, China

Lao She Teahouse
老舍茶馆

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No.3, Qianmen Xidajie, Xuanwu District, Beijing (Very Close to Tiananmen Square), China, Beijing
Hours : 10:00am to 10:00pm

About this place

Lao She is one of Beijing’s most famous teahouses, and has been visited by a number of well-known politicians. Photos hanging in the entrance corridor depict many of these dignitaries enjoying a visit to Lao She. An evening at the tea house involves a Chinese dinner followed by traditional Chinese entertainment that includes a series of acts, such as Peking Opera, acrobatics, dancing, and a comedy show. All of the entertainment is in Chinese and although there is a screen overhead with English translations, much of the performance will be unfathomable to the non-Chinese speaker. Nonetheless it is still very enjoyable for those seeking an introduction to traditional Chinese entertainment. Lao she is also a good place to take family or friends who may be visiting you in Beijing.
 
A highlight is the tea pouring acrobatics of the waiters. The waiters masterfully pour tea from a very long spouted tea pot into a small tea cup, which is always greeted by much applause. Amazingly fresh tea is served throughout dinner and the performance. There is also a tea and curio shop in the teahouse.
 
Making a reservation in advance is a must, especially on weekends.

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By Julia Zhu,

Tours and events, Interpreting across China starting from USD120

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Laoshe, a famous writer in China's history, the teahouse is named after one of his books telling people's life in the democratic China. You can have Chinsese tea in a folky way as well as enjoying the performance
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By Gedeon,

French and English Guide from Switzerland!

5

It's not only a place for the Chinese tea but also for the culture.
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By Beijing China Guide Terry,

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5

The restaurant 's main business on the first floor of home cooking , free musical instruments , opera performances , the higher the grade , ideal for entertaining foreign clients .
 
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By Beijing China Guide Terry,

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️For The Best China Business And Sightseeing Experience

5

Not really big one, it is just around 55 square meters, but really great  place to enjoy a cup of tea!

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