Kung fu, otherwise known as Chinese martial arts, is a dazzling treasure in the long history of China. According to Chinese legends, the history of kung fu can be traced back to Xia Dynasty (夏朝) more than 4,000 years ago.
For hundreds of years, numerous literary works and movies have tried to depict this cultural heritage. Movies of Bruce Lee served as a window for the world to get a peek into it. However, kung fu is far more complicated and meaningful than that. The fighting styles alone can be classified into different families (家), sects (派) and schools (门), let alone the culture behind it. And except for being for self-defense, it’s also a good way to keep fit and achieve harmony in mind.
The Hall of Kung Fu Perfomance
On November 12, Xixi National Wetland Park added one more activity to its already colorful list: Xixi Wetland Kung fu Show. Every weekend at 10 am and 2 pm, there are kung fu shows available, which includes various kinds of kung fu: Shaolin kung fu and Hangzhou local kung fu. After the show, kung fu teachers will even teach you some fighting styles. In addition, you can also enjoy the unique Chinese tea ceremony, taste the traditional Chinese dishes and listen to Chinese traditional music. Immersed in the strong traditional cultural atmosphere and picturesque scenery of Xixi Wetland, you will get an intimate knowledge of Chinese kung fu.
Various kinds of kung fu