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Get a taste of traditional ways of celebrating Spring Festival in Wuxi

Updated: Jan 29, 2019 Print

Wuxi Movie/TV Base

Cultural experience event

During this year's  Spring Festival, a large experience event of an ancient Spring Festival will be held in Wuxi Movie/TV base from Feb 5 to 10, allowing visitors to get a taste of how people in ancient times celebrated this grand festival while wandering around different interesting tourist attractions in the base.

At 9 am every day during the event, an actor posing as Liu Bei, a powerful warlord and the founding emperor of the Kingdom of Shu during the Three Kingdoms (220-280) period in ancient China, will welcome all visitors at the entrance of the town, carrying out worship ceremonies and lighting a fire to pray for blessings.

Performers acting as heroes from Water Margin, the famous Chinese book, such as Song Jiang, Wu Song, Lin Chong and Yan Qing will gather at Cuixian Pavilion to celebrate with visitors. Visitors can not only interact with their favorite heroes from the book, but also have photos taken with them.

Performances such as the live-action shows, Three Heroes Fighting against Lyu Bu and Fighting to kill Ximen Qing, will also be staged during the holidays to add more festival atmosphere to the scenic area.

Wuxi Movie/TV base, one of the city's most interesting tourist attractions, is also known as the "Oriental Hollywood".

It contains a cluster of large classical constructions: the Town of the Three Kingdoms, the Town of the Water Margin and the Town of the Tang Dynasty, and also features performers who take visitors back to fascinating times and past glories.

Location: Dafu town, West Shanshui Road, Binhu district, Wuxi

Opening hours: 7:30 – 18:00

Public transport: Bus No K82 from Wuxi Railway Station

Tickets: Town of the Three Kingdoms 90 yuan ($13); Town of the Water Margin 85 yuan; 150 yuan/person for ticket packages


The live-action show, Three Heroes Fighting against Lyu Bu, is staged at Wuxi Movie/TV base. [Photo/VCG]

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