Not even the Monkey King is exempt from waiting through miserable lines at the train station during the holiday rush.
This whimsical fellow was seen at the Beijing Railway Station on January 25 dressed as the Monkey King, a character from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West.
The man, a student of the Beijing Film Academy, was apparently there to buy a train ticket to return to his hometown in Henan province (the hometown of the Monkey King is of course still widely debated).
We wonder if he’s yet had a chat with this Beijing girl who, earlier this month, tried to prove her ancestry to the Monkey King through DNA testing.
All in good timing, the latest trailer for the film adaptation of The Monkey King was revealed this month and the movie is due for release this year. Directed by Soi Cheang, the film stars Donnie Yen as the Monkey King and is based on the same material as Steven Chow’s previous Journey to the West installments.
Chow’s Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons was China’s biggest movie in 2013, according to figures, raking in over one-billion yuan ($160 million) in just 16 days.