Yuxi Huadeng Opera (Flower Lantern Opera), Yuxi
Yuxi Flower Lantern Opera is a local opera derived from the soldiers and civilians who migrate from South Yangtze Area in the Ming Dynasty. At present, there are many Flower Lantern Opera fans among middle-aged and old persons. The Flower Lantern Opera is still in prosper after so many year because it is greatly welcomed by the masses.
Tourists to Yuxi can choose an early morning or nightfall to stroll along the streets, parks, or resicential districts to watch spontaneously organized people acting the opera. Both actors and audience are intoxicated with the spirit of the festival. It is a best place to experience the simple folk custom and strong local flavor in Yuxi.