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

Updated: Jan 29, 2019 Print

Huishan Ancient Town

Lion dance performance

Bi Lin Tang Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe, established during Emperor Daoguang's reign in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), currently has a history of more than 190 years and has been invited to give performances all over the world.

The most splendid part of the troupe's show is when performers display their circus skills by stepping and moving on five wooden stakes, called quincuncial piles in Chinese kungfu, accompanied by the sound of gongs and drums in complex rhythms, showcasing the emotional changes of the lion such as being happy, angry, sleeping and shocked.

Time: 10:30, 13:30, 14:30 from Feb 5 to 10, the first day to the sixth day of Chinese Lunar New Year

Address: square of Tianwang Hall


A lion dance performance in Huishan Ancient Town attracts a lot of visitors. [Photo/VCG]

Paper-cutting activity

As one of the Chinese traditional folk arts, paper-cutting enjoys a longstanding history and is favored by people from home and abroad.

During the Spring Festival, Master Jiang, an inheritor of paper-cutting, will be invited to display the charm of this traditional art to visitors.

Visitors can also try out to make their own paper-cuttings such as cutting a pig in the Year of Pig and take them home.

Times: from Feb 5 to 10, the first day to the sixth day of Chinese Lunar New Year

Address: Jiliushan Shrine in Huishan Ancient Town

Location: Gushanshan Road, Liangxi district, Wuxi

Tickets: 70 yuan ($10 for the scenic area, 10 yuan for Xihui Park, 28 yuan for the cable car)

Opening hours: 5:30 – 17:30

Public transport: Bus Nos 2, 4, 10, 27, 56, 71, 75, 76, 81, 87, 98, 207, 507, 603 and 610

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