Mt. Tai Shadow Play (aka shadow puppet)

It reveals the simplicity and colorful life of local culture. The choreography is unique, where one person is playing, singing, talking, dancing, and managing percussions – all at the same time. There are at least two people during a show performance. The play has a history of 1,700 years, and recently became a world cultural heritage item in the “non-material” category. As of 2016, Mr. Fan Zhengan’s family studio remains the only one who has passed on his skillsets to his children.

Location: In the precious physical exhibition hall of the intangible cultural heritage at the junction of Dongyue Street and Qingnian Road in Taishan District

More info:

  • Tickets: 110 RMB for Taishan Shadow Theater; 130 RMB for Taishan Shadow Art Park
  • Hours: Monday – Friday; 8am to 5pm

Saturday; 5-6pm, 7.30-9pm

Sunday; 3-4.30pm, 5-6pm

  • Average time spent: one hour per show
  • Transportation: City Bus No. 1,3,4 to Taishan Theater Station, then walk a few minutes

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