Chinese Opera in Bangkok
16 images Created 8 Feb 2013
Chinese opera is an art form that's been practiced for centuries. In a time before movie theaters, cable television or the internet, roaming opera companies crossed the Chinese countryside putting on shows in villages and cities. Thailand, which is home to millions of Teochew Chinese emigrants, has an active community of Chinese opera performers. Their busiest times of the year are during Chinese holidays, like the Vegetarian Festival in October and, of course, Chinese New Year. This Chinese opera was performed in a mall off the tourists' path in the Bangkok suburbs.