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What to do in Xian

As a well-known ancient city, Xian offers more to explore and entertain, not only the time-honored attractions. Then, what to do and what to see in Xian, to find out more about this city? TopChinaTravel would like to introduce some popular activities and entertainments for you to get access to the local culture and experience the nightlife here in your own way. 

Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner

Venue: The Tang Dynasty Theatre Palace
Address: 75, Changan Road, Xian
Duration: 3.5 hours (daily 18:00 - 20:30 for dinner, 20:30 – 21:35 for Tang Dynasty Show)

Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner that was created for “emperors only” in ancient China. This type of performance has been treasured as a national art that reflects the glory and richness of the Tang Dynasty era. Now it is a brand-new way to touch the Xian culture both in facets of history and catering.

You can enjoy the sumptuous dinner while watching a fabulous dancing and singing performance of the Tang Dynasty. This is not only a performance of Chinese traditional dancing and singing, but a re-enactment of Chinese ancient ceremony and culture.
Tang Dynasty Show

Learn How to Make Dumplings

Dumpling, Chinese meat ravioli or Jiaozi in Chinese, is a food that can be made and cooked in many different ways. They are small lumps of dough that are cooked and eaten, either with meat and vegetables or as part of a sweet pudding. Those varied ingredients endow the dumplings with rich tastes, so dumplings may be sweet, spicy or savory.

During your stay in Xian, if you are interested, you can try to learn how to make dumplings. Remember, Chinese dumplings (jiaozi) may be divided into various types depending on how they are cooked, such as the boiled dumplings, steamed dumplings and dry-fried dumplings.
Learn How to Make Dumplings

See the Guanzhong Leather-silhouette Show

Venue: Gao Courtyard
Address: 144, North Gate, Muslim Street, Xian
Duration: All year round

With the melody of the unique Shaanxi local music, Guanzhong Leather-silhouette Show fully expresses the North China art. The life-like figures in this show tell you many stories that happened or might happen in the past Shaanxi.

The shadow of the figure is projected on the screen. Artists control the figures and move them as a real human. It is a very interesting show to enjoy and the audiences at home and abroad are all speak highly of this art performance. And classical works of Guanzhong Leather-silhouette Show are tow dramas, namely Princess Wencheng Enters Tibet and Imperial Concubine Yang.
See the Guanzhong Leather-silhouette Show