Sichuan opera: one of oldest forms of Chinese opera

File photo taken on August 19, 2012 shows an actor performs face-changing, a stunt technique in Sichuan opera, at the Wuhou Shrine Museum (武侯祠博物馆) in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province. Sichuan opera is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera, distinguished by face-changing, fire-spitting and other stunts. Regionally Chengdu remains to be the main home of Sichuan opera, while other influential locales include Yunnan, Guizhou and other provinces in southwest China. Photos: Xinhua


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