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Tang Dynasty Show

Top 5 Tang Dynasty Shows - Best Show in Xi'an 2021

As the ancient capital of the Tang dynasties, Xian is a city where the culture of the past can be recollected by its featured Tang Dynasty Show. From the brightly lit exteriors of the theatre to the bright, clean, well-maintained theatre everything reminded the visitors of its history and rich cultural habits. The dance, songs, costumes were very beautiful to watch. A recording of the entire song and dance is also available after the show so it sure forms a great souvenir. There are usually two kinds of Tang Dynasty Show, the indoor show and the outdoor ones. The Song of Everlasting Sorrow at Huaqing Palace is regarded as the best show, though it is kind of far from the downtown area. For the indoor Tang Dynasty show, the Dinner is often provided with a dumpling banquet in a lovely atmosphere. The followings are the best Tang dynasty shows selected for your cultural adventure in Xian!

Tang Dynasty Show

Location Map of Tang Dynasty Theater in Xi'an

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The Song of Everlasting Sorrow - Huaqing Palace

• Value: ★★★★★ • Performance: ★★★★★

▶ What to Watch: Based on the love story between Emperor Tang Xuanzong and his consort Yang Guifei, the large-scaled Tang dynasty show, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow, the same name of the epic poem of this romance written by Baijuyi, is an unmissable show to learn about the history of Tang Dynasty. The show is performed against the mountain, sometimes offering brochures so you can familiarize yourself with the story in English. There are totally 10 scenes, telling the story of Yang’s growth, encountering with the emperor, bathing at Huaqing Pool, enjoying the court life, getting forced to commit suicide, reunion with the emperor at heavens. With the picturesque Mount Li as backdrop and Tang styled dance, classic Chinese Music, and poetry narration, you can feel the rich cultural atmosphere of the prosperous Tang Dynasty. Since the official performance in 2007, it has been performed for more than 2,500 times and 3.5 million audiences have watched the show, including many foreign heads and leaders, highly praised by the audiences. Some said the show is so real that they can even smell the fragrance when the Consort Yang starts to bath in the scene, feel the scorching of the war and the drizzles after Yang’s death during the war. If you are planning to watch it, you are recommended to book the ticket in advance, especially during the peak season in July and August.

▶ Note: The show only performs from April to October because of the cold weather in the other time. The actual performing Time and ticket prices are subject to change during the peak season. Please contact us to know the updated info about it.

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The Song of Everlasting Sorrow at Huaqing Palace

Chinese: 长恨歌 - 华清池

Type: Outdoor Performance

Location: No. 38 Huaqing Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 西安市临潼区华清路38号

Ticket: According to the seating area, the ticket price ranges from CNY 238 yuan to CNY 368, and the VIP area from CNY 588 to CNY 988.

Duration: about 70 minutes (First Performance: 20:10-21:20; Second Performance: 21:40-22:50)

Tips: ① Ticket Checking for the first performance is at Ticket Checking from 19:30 pm at Wangjing Gate (West Gate). ② Ticket Checking for the second performance is at Ticket Checking from 21:40 pm at Jinyang Gate (East Gate). ③ There will be direct buses driving you from Huaqing Palace from to Xian City after each show, but you need to reserve your seat ahead of time at the bus center near the ticket office. ④The free luggage storage service is provided at the tourist center near the ticket office. ⑤ If it drizzles, the staff will distribute free raincoats to every audience to watch the show. If encountering heavy rain, hail and other bad weather and the performance are announced to be canceled because of it, you can change your tickets or get a refund from the ticket office.

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Dreamchase of the Great Tang Dynasty - Tang Paradise

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Dreamchase of the Great Tang Dynasty at Tang Paradise

• Value: ★★★★ • Performance: ★★★★☆

▶ What to Watch: Opening since September 2019, the Show of Tang Paradise is the only outdoor Tang Dynasty show in Xi'an downtown. The show is divided into four scenes, and each scene is a dreamland of the ancient Tang Dynasty in the mind of different people and the show is also named after it, Dreamchase of the Great Tang Dynasty. There are dancing couples and the great poet Libai at that time as well as the emperor and his court, and even the traders on the Silk Road. The whole performance is very spectacular and educational to learn about the prosperous Tang Dynasty. Meanwhile, the outdoors show was involved with the giant water screen and all the audiences need to get on the Tang Dynasty styled cruise ship to watch it. There are five cruise ships in the tourist area, which can accommodate 800 tourists. Being in a cruise ship with Wild Goose Pagoda not far away, and watching the Tang Dynasty performance at Ziyun Tower on the shore of Furong Lake will take your breath away.

▶ Note: The actual performing Time and ticket prices are subject to change during the peak season. Please contact us to know the updated info about it.

Chinese: 大唐追梦 - 大唐芙蓉园

Type: Outdoor Performance

Location: No. 99 Furong West Road, Qujiang New District, Yanta District, Xi'an City 西安市雁塔区曲江新区芙蓉西路99号

Ticket: According to the seating area in different boat, the ticket price ranges from CNY 318 yuan to CNY 418, and the VIP Boat from CNY 518 to CNY 618.

Duration: about 60min (19:30pm-20:30pm)

Tips: ① Tickets must be purchased at the latest one hour before the performance starts, and the boarding time is half an hour in advance, from 19:00 to 19:25. ② The boarding place is the North Pier of Furong Lake. ③ Since the show is a water show on the boat, in order to ensure your safety, the pregnant, patients with heart disease, hypertension and seasickness, please purchase the tickets after carefully reconsideration. ④ Because the outdoor performances are affected by the weather, cruise ships may be delayed or depart a little bit ahead of time. If the performances are cancelled due to bad weather, please contact the ticket office of the scenic spot for refund.

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The Empress of the Great Tang - Tang Dynasty Palace

• Value: ★★★☆ • Performance: ★★★★

▶ What to Watch: The Empress of the Great Tang is the first large-scale indoor Tang Dynasty Show in China. It tells the story of Wu Zetian, the only empress in the Tang Dynasty. The whole performance, adapted from historical facts, is of great educational significance and visual art. The performances were divided into five scenes, which lasted about 70 minutes. The historical story is based on the 14-year-old Wu Zetian and how she steps into the court and her 67-year-old ascension as emperor. This show reproduces the rapid rise of the Tang Dynasty, and the peaceful life of the Tang people in an artistic way. At the same time, it also shows the fierce battle in the frontier, which brings the audiences the sensory experience of traversing time of Tang with the only classical orchestra live show in China, which ensured its tradition and high quality.

▶ Note: The actual performing Time and ticket price are subject to change during the peak season. Please contact us to know the updated info about it.

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The Empress of the Great Tang at Tang Dynasty Palace

Chinese: 大唐女皇 - 唐乐宫

Type: Indoor Performance

Location: No. 75 Chang'an North Road, Beilin District, Xi'an City西安市碑林区长安北路75号

Ticket: The Dumpling Banquet Only: CNY 150; Tang Dynasty Show Only: CNY 268; Combo Ticket (Tang Dynasty Show + Dumpling Banquet): CNY 398

Duration: about 70min (19:30pm - 20:40pm)

Tips: ① If you reserve a dumpling dinner, you can enter after 18:00. If you watch singing and dancing, please arrive at the theatre before 19:30pm. ② If the number of VIPs increases, the theatre may temporarily adjust the time and the performances.

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Tang Dynasty Dance and Music - Shaanxi Grand Theater

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Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show at Shaanxi Grand Opera House

• Value: ★★★☆ • Performance: ★★★☆

▶ What to Watch: The Tang dynasty show at Shaanxi Grand Theater has about 8 sections with Ancient Chinese instrumental music and dance performance, namely, Hooray to the Emperor, White Linen Dance, Da Nuo, Rainbow and Feather Garment Dance, the King of Qin Breaking Through the Battle Line Dance, Spring Outing, Orioles Twittering in Spring, and the Feet-Stomping Song. These performances embodied the ordinary people's and the emperors’ life in the Tang Dynasty through the graceful dance in Tang styled costumes. The traditional folk musical instrument music involves in the Tang Dynasty Show, which reflects the prosperous Tang Dynasty under the performance of ancient musical instruments.

▶ Note: The actual performing Time and ticket price are subject to change during the peak season. Please contact us to know the updated info about it.

Chinese: 仿唐歌舞 - 陕西歌舞大剧院

Type: Indoor Performance

Location: No. 161 Wenyi North Road, Beilin District, Xi'an City 西安市碑林区文艺北路161号

Ticket: The Dumpling Banquet Only: CNY 150; Tang Dynasty Show Only: CNY 268; Combo Ticket (Tang Dynasty Show + Dumpling Banquet): CNY 398

Duration: about 70min (19:30pm - 20:40pm)

Tips: ① If you reserve a dumpling dinner, you can enter after 18:00. If you watch singing and dancing, please arrive at the theatre before 19:30pm. ② If the number of VIPs increases, the theatre may temporarily adjust the time and the performances.

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Tang Dynasty Music and Dance - Sunshine Grand Lido Theater

• Value: ★★★ • Performance: ★★★

▶ What to Watch: The Tang Music and Dance at Sunshine Grand Theater is a visual and auditory feast for some people who have never seen such performance. Dancers in traditional costumes performing on a colorful stage to the accompaniment of classical Chinese music. The hour-long show is a delightful showcase of the cultural splendor of the Tang Dynasty, while some theater lovers commented that the performance was not professional. The performance has about 5 sections with the sword dance, ribbon dance, court dance, group dance as well as solo performance in the background of the Tang dynasty. It is available to reserve a seat for dumpling banquet too.

▶ Note: The actual performing Time and ticket price are subject to change during the peak season. Please contact us to know the updated info about it.

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Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show at Sunshine Grand Lido Theater

Chinese: 大唐乐舞 - 西安阳光丽都大剧院

Type: Indoor Performance

Location: No. 29, East Section of Huancheng South Road, Beilin District, Xi'an City西安市碑林区环城南路东段29号

Ticket: The Dumpling Banquet Only: CNY 150; Tang Dynasty Show Only: CNY 268; Combo Ticket (Tang Dynasty Show + Dumpling Banquet): CNY 398

Duration: about 70min (19:30pm - 20:40pm)

Tips: ① If you reserve a dumpling dinner, you can enter after 18:00. If you watch singing and dancing, please arrive at the theatre before 19:30pm. ② If the number of VIPs increases, the theatre may temporarily adjust the time and the performances.

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