Banquet at Tingli Hall Restaurant, Summer Palace (颐和园听鹂馆)
Tuesday (Sep. 20), 6:00pm (Buses will leave the conference venue from 5:00pm)
Venue: Tingli Hall Restaurant, Summer Palace
This event will feature a pre-dinner cruise on the Kunming Lake, a royal court cuisine dinner, and a selected classical Chinese opera/dance performance in the Summer Palace, named a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO.
Tingli Hall restaurant, one of the thirteen main buildings in Summer Palace, was built by the emperor Qianlong to celebrate his mother’s birthday, later became a place for the queen mother Cixi, relatives of the emperor, high officials and dignitaries to watch Peking opera, listen to the music and hold parties, and is a “National Super-Class Restaurant of Chinese Traditional Trademark” and a famous restaurant of Chinese medicated diet. After started business, it has received more than 200 of Chinese and foreign national chief of government and more than 100 of international organization members, which include Zhou Enlai, Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Deng Xiaoping, Song Qingling, Queen Elizabeth II, Tanaka Kakuei, George W. Bush, Henry Alfred Kissinger, Shultz, Norodom Sihanouk, etc.
More information can be found at http://www.tingliguan.com/ .