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Chinese New Year in Nakhon Sawan Part 2: Chinese Opera

Daily evening performances of Chinese opera are a popular part of the Chinese New Year entertainment in Nakhon Sawan. Heavily made-up, elaborately clad performers strut and rant in lilting tones on gaudy, makeshift stages erected along the riverside.

Following are some Chinese opera photos taken during my visit to Nakhon Sawan this year during Chinese New Year.

Check out part 1 of Chinese New Year in Nakhon Sawan for a taster of the atmosphere and other events.

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5 responses

  1. Awesome photos Lucy and so colorful! Were you able to understand the Opera? Was it in Chinese?!

    February 28, 2013 at 11:49 am

    • Thanks Nicole, it was so great being back there again especially for this festival! An ex-student of mine in Nakhon Sawan whose family is Chinese tells me they speak Teochew and Hainanese in the Chinese opera there. That seems to be where the majority of Chinese in the city originated from.

      March 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm

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