Chinese Mahjong

Last updated by samshen at 2014/10/20

No matter when you walk on a city street or come to a country yard in China, you will probably see a few people (usually 3-5 people) gathering to a crowd, playing with some small plastic squares with Chinese characters and simple images on one side. Yes, they are playing Chinese Mahjong.

Playing Mahjong

Chinese Mahjong (Chinese: 麻將; pinyin: má jiàng) as a kind of leisure game in China has about 4000 years' history. Because it is easy to play and is interesting, Mahjong has become one of the most popular games both in youngsters and old people for pastime. It is said that Chairman Mao (Mao zedong, China's first president) also like playing Chinese Mahjong.

However more and more Chinese people play Mahjong as a gambling game, get addicted to this game and finally lose their family fortune.

But if you want to experience this ancient Chinese game, I suggest you pay a visit to Chengdu of Sichuan Province or Guangzhou of Guangdong Province (Canton). Because people in these areas are more interested in this game and they even created their local rules and features of playing Mahjong.

China Travel has related tours to Chengdu, and Guangzhou. Also we can help you customize a trip to these places.

If you want to know how to play Mahjong, we would like to recommend you to this reference site:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahjong (It has more details of Mahjong's history and rules of playing Mahjong.

Related Topics:

 

Most Recommended Topics

Chinese Food

Chinese Food

Overview Chinese food owning a long history…>> details

Chinese Kung Fu

Chinese Kung Fu

Kung Fu (an Anglicization of >gongfu> [功夫]), me…>> details

Chinese Taiji Quan

Chinese Taiji Quan

Overview Millions of people practice Taiji …>> details

Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin Kung Fu

China is a country of much greatness. It is a l…>> details

China National Day

China National Day

October 1st is Chinese National Day. National D…>> details

Recommended Tours

Yabuli Skiing Tour

4-Days Yabuli Skiing Tour

Visit Harbin, Yabuli

from USD $ 539

Xi'an Quick and Easy Tour

2-Days Xi'an Quick and Easy Tour

Visit Xian

from USD $ 209

Shanghai Highlights from Beijing

2-Days Shanghai Highlights from Beijing

Visit Beijing, Shanghai

from USD $ 279

Interesting to Know

Why Group Travel? Early Bird Deals Tailor-making China Tours

Travel Confidently with Us

Customers

10,000 Satisfied Customers

Customers

50 Years in China Travel Industry

Customers

Quick Response within 24 hours

Customers

Secured Online Payment

Customers

Group Tours with Solo Adventure

Customers

No Hidden Fees and No Traps