Princess Wencheng opera show is a live action performance that takes place on a large theater stage outside Lhasa. The performace incorporates a great number of local elements and consists of Tang and Tibetan dances, Tibetan opera, songs, as well as many other artistic forms. The narrative mainly recounts the real stories of the historical figure Princess Wencheng.
Prince Wencheng is a Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) Chinese princess who traveled thousands miles to ancient Tibet to marry the great Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. It was an amicable political affiliation of two great regional powers at the time. The story later became an important component of Tibetan folklore.
Prince Wencheng introduced crop and vegetable seeds to Tibet, thus allowing agriculture to develop. She also brought along many Buddhist scriptures and objects from the middle kingdom. She was instrumental in establishing Buddhist tradition in Tibet, and many important cultural and religious sites we visit today, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple, bear influence from her.
What you can expect
We will gather in front of Lhasa Ganggyan Hotel at 7:40 pm and leave for the outdoor theater. The performing venue is in one of the mountains just outside Lhasa, and we might need to do a little bit of climbing. The show begins at 9:00 pm and end at 10:30 pm. The 90-minute show has five acts. After the show, we will transfer you to your hotel by 11:30 pm.