For a more sophisticated teahouse experience, head to Shunxing Old Teahouse on the third floor of the International Convention and Exhibition Center, a building modelled on Ming and Qing architectural styles. The carved wood windows and the dragon pillars of a small stage in the dining room evoke an old-world atmosphere. Take a seat at one of the big square tables, order some Sichuan dim sum and a pot of tea, and while away a relaxing afternoon in Chengdu style. From time to time, the teahouse stages Sichuan opera, traditional comic dialogue, singing and acrobatics performances. Another eye-catching act is kung fu tea-pouring, a skill lying somewhere between martial arts and dance.
Address: Third floor of Chengdu International Exhibtion Centre, No. 258, Shawan Road
Phone: 028 - 8769 3202
Address: No. 166 Shiji Cheng Road, Wuhou District
Phone: 028 - 8538 0007