The Tang Dynasty, Xi'an
The Tang Dynasty dinner and show should not be missed while in Xi'an. The food was tasty (six course meal served with rice wine) and the dances are mesmerizing. The show starts a few minutes after dinner. It was a mixture of dancing and acrobatics, and beautiful colors.
Dress Code: Smart casual
The Tang Dynasty Theater features music and dance from that era (618-907 A.D.) It had elaborate costumes, music that was a bit strange to western ears, and a few old instruments I’d never seen. I’m told it is authentic, and it was certainly fun.
They have dinner shows, or you can just attend the performance.
The Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show is just that - a banquet dinner featuring numerous courses of beautifully prepared and presented food - including the famous Xi'an Dumplings, and afterwards,an hour-long musical theatrical performance.
The show itself is all about the costumes, music and dancing of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) - an era said to be China's 'Golden Age'. The show comprised of 10 'pieces' lasting just over an hour. We found this to be a perfect length with each piece just long enough to enjoy without yawning or feeling the need to escape out of the bathroom window. Some pieces were instrumental whilst others included dancing and singing. The stage scenery was exquisite and immaculately presented. The dancers and artists were very skilled, talented and entertaining and their costumes just stunning.
The entire production was exotic and fabulous!
I have written more in my Travelogue and there are also more photos from this event:
Read more: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/bf056/#ixzz1rsUEewEJ
Dress Code: Smart casual
This was quite spectacular!! Lots of colour , music and dancing. The hour just flew by! The show is quick moving and on a grand scale. It depicts wonderful music and dance from the ancient civilization.
Following the spectacular show we enjoyed an amazing 18 course dumpling dinner. Beer came with our meal of course and also rice wine...that was not bad at all!
Dress Code: casual
We don't normally go for evening shows put on for tourists, but somehow our guide managed to sell us tickets for the Tang Dynasty show (with dumpling banquet) for 300 yuan (£20) each. Although this was by far the most we spent on an evening during our trip, it is excellent value by standards back home.
The evening started with the dumpling banquet. The use of the word 'banquet' was not an exaggeration. The meal comprised 18 different kinds of dumpling (chicken, pork, prawn, abalone, beef, pickle, walnut and many others, including a fried dumpling that reminded me of a cornish pasty....) plus soup, meat and peanuts. By the end, even I was feeling quite full. It was a while before I could contemplate another dumpling.
The show afterwards was very colourful, with dance and music, and lasted a little over an hour. The undoubted star was a musician who managed to make a noise like Donald Duck, without any instruments.
I have no idea how authentic the show might be, but it is an entertaining (and filling) way to spend an evening.
This stop is on many China tours, and it was one of the highlights of our entire trip. The show was exotic and delightful. The costumes and scenery are exquisite and the dancers and musicians are extraordinarily talented. The dancers seem to float across the stage, and the musicians play the appropriate traditional music on authentic instruments. Each act is beautiful, leading up to a regal finale. One of the featured musicians plays a funny little horn and "sings" a very humorous encore. This is a perfect evening's entertainment.
After the show, we were served a sumptious 17 course dumpling feast! Xi'an is famous for dumplings and these were as entertaining as they were delicious! Some were shaped as little birds, goldfish, flowers, as well as more expected dumpling shapes. The dessert course were walnut stuffed dumplings which tasted heavenly and looked like large walnuts!
As it happened to be our wedding anniversary, we bought a bottle of Great Wall red wine to accompany our meal. This was a truly memorable celebration!
Dress Code: China is very "casual." There is no dress code here.
The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is a combination of food and entertainment that showcases the costumes, music, and dancing of China's golden age: the Tang dynasty (618 - 907).
The food is delicious and includes Xi'an dumplings, black mushroom consomme, prawns with honey glazed walnuts, beef tenderloin, fried rice, and jasmine tea.
The show begins with an ancient Chinese musical instrument ensemble while you dine and then later the cultural dance segment begins. The costumes are splendid and you can get some really nice photos if you sit near the stage. (See additional photo)
One of the highlights of the show is a solo performance by a classical musician who plays the ancient "pai xiao" flute. The instrument's sound was inspired by the warbling of an oriole and the gentleman who performs is very animated throughout the song. (See additional photo)
Dress Code: I did not observe any dress code.
Whenever intending to visit Xian and the nightlife in this city - go the the Tang Theater - it is a combination of restaurant and show ! You will never forget it - for more details - visit my travelogues ! Reservation is necessary -
a great evening is assured !
Dress Code: Leasure
Diner and shows !!
Imagine that this evening starts with a great but typical chinese diner in a superb restaurant !
Afterwards a great chinese show/opera
and than a nice sleepwell drink in the hotel.
You will never forget China - it's hospitality
and traditions !
Dress Code: Leasure - and take enough films with you
High Iso and telelens !
The Tang Dynasty dinner show is a real spectacular, music, singing, magic, acrobats and dancing and wonderful food with bottomless cups of saki in an elegant theatre restraunt made it an evening we will never forget........only thing I didnt like is that its non smoking which will please all you non nicotine addicts
Dress Code: Smart dress only
Dinner show about the Tang Dynasty . The food was good but what was very good was the music and the costumes approppriate to the Tang Dynasty. Very Enjoyable.
Dress Code: Nice Casual. No jeans,sandals. otherwise OK
The TANG DYNASTY Show
This is a real tourist-show but is still a very spectacular and elaborate one with dancing, traditional Chinese music and probably the most beautiful Chinese girls in town. A must-see.
Dress Code: Nothing in particular - maybe shorts aren't such a good idea still.
Musical Interlude from the Tang Dinasty ... Its really something for tourist like us actually. the music is hollywood type, but the food they serve during the show is great.