Tang Dynasty Show
While it’s possible to attend just the show itself, most visitors combine the stage production with a dumpling feast in the on-site Palace Restaurant, featuring a variety of Chinese dumplings and other local specialties. Those wanting to make the most out of a day in Xian can opt for a private or small-group tour that includes a visit to the Terracotta Warriors, Hanyangling Museum, and the Tang Dynasty Show to wrap up the evening. Most multi-day tours through China with Xian on the itinerary include the show as well.
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Things to Know Before You Go
The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is perfect for couples and families.
Choose a tour with hotel pickup and drop-off for added convenience.
The musical show and dumpling dinner last about three hours.
How to Get There
To reach the Tang Dynasty Palace theater, take the Xian metro (line 2) to Nanshaomen Station and leave through exit B. Several public buses also stop nearby at Caochangpo Station. Many guided evening tours include round-trip transportation.
When to Get There
The Tang Dynasty Show is staged nightly. Dinner starts just before 7pm, and the show itself begins at 8:30pm. It’s a good idea to show up a few minutes early to find your seat.
Empress of the Great Tang
This Xian dinner show takes the audience back to the Tang dynasty to tell the story of one of China’s most famous historical figures, Empress Wu Zetian. The only official female monarch in more than 2,000 years of Chinese history, Wu Zetian led a fascinating life. The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show tells her story in five parts with the accompaniment of a live orchestra.
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