Why is Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City Highly Recommended

First, as the only one national 5A tang-style scenic spot, Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City (officially Grand Tang Shopping Mall) vividly reproduces the architecture and culture of Tang Dynasty in live mode . If Terracotta Warriors and Horses presents the mighty Qin Dynasty (秦朝) founded by China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang (259~210 B.C.), the Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City animatedly tells you what was the glorious Tang Dynasty like under the governance of certain great emperors and one empress (650~755A.D.).

In addition, it's a wonderful place for nightlife and various immersive experiences, with no or low cost, are available for you to gain at once. Roaming the amazing street, you can appreciate amazing night scenes with considerable colorful lights on; you can watch free fantastic shows which are more novel and communicative; you can listen to gripping stories and refreshing music; you can meet pedestrians in Hanfu(汉服: ancient Chinese costume) and interact with actors; you also can enjoy diverse local food and experience facial payment at this the first face-saving payment block, etc. All of them are featured with Tang-style elements and will make you incredibly cheerful while immersing yourself into the thriving culture of Tang Dynasty.

Moreover, it's not far from major famous attractions in Xi’an, giving you the flexibility to choose from a wide range of attractions, such as the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda , Tang Paradise, Shaanxi History Museum, etc.
Below are three recommended Xian Tour Packages including Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City.

☛ 2 Days Xian City Break (Pick Up from Hotel, Train Station or Airport)
☛ 3 Days Classic Xian Tour (Best Xian Highlights Plus Enjoyable Pace)
☛ 4 Days Xian Highlights Tour with Mount Huashan Hiking (Xian Essential Highlights Plus Mount Hua Day Trip)

Xian Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City Colorful Night Scene of the Pedestrian Street
Xian Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City Actors at the Pedestrian Street

Highlights of Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City

Located as the downtown of Xi’an, Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City is about 2100 meters in length and 500 meters in width with a total construction area of 650,000 square meters. It stretches from the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the north to the Tang City Wall Ruins in the south, and from Ci’en East Road in the east to Ci’en West Road in the west.
Diverse cultural sculptures and creative shows are waiting for you in its major squares ( mentioned below from north to south ). Besides, there are other optional activities for you to gain more immersive experiences.

North Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

At the entrance of this street stands North Square of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda ,a beacon of wonder. Home to Asia's largest musical fountain, it's a marvel spanning 20,000 square meters, dotted with 2,024 spray holes. Watch in awe as the water leaps up to 60 meters high, dancing to nearly 100 melodies in a mesmerizing display.

Along the magnificent fountain to the south, more than thousands of luminous cards with Tang poems written on them hang in the air, just like fluorescent meteors with incomparable romance. Going through them is as if this flourishing dynasty with rich culture and inclusive spirits is telling us “A thousand gold coins spent; more will turn up again (千金散尽还复来)“ or “Heaven has made us talents; we’re not made in vain (天生我材必有用)”. (famous poems of Tang Dynasty)

Recommended Show:spectacular Fountain Show, a symphony with spraying water and colorful lights dancing with the music. This breathtaking spectacle coming alive four times daily, a must-see that combines tradition, art, and technology in a spellbinding dance.(12:00-12:10 / 16:00-16:10 / 19:00-19:10 / 21:00-21:10)

Xian Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City Spectacular Music Fountain Show

South Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Located near the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, here stands the bronze statue of master Xuan Zang (玄奘), the prototype of monk Tang Seng (唐僧) who is the master of well-known Monkey King (孙悟空). And the popular buildings at this square include the imitation by the ratio of 1:6 from the sacred Hon-won Palace (含元殿) where state ceremonies were usually held in prime Tang dynasty.

Recommended Show: funny Prime Tang Secret Box as a funny and cultural talk show which brings visitors a novel experience through the interaction between two famous Tang Dynasty scholars (Fang Xuanling 房玄龄, Du Ruhi 杜如晦) and visitors to answer questions over humanities,history and others. (19:10-19:20 / 20:00-20:10 / 21:00-21:10 / 22:00-22:10)

Xian Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City Dancers of in Music and Dance Competition on the Float

Xuanzang Square

Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City is also branded as the largest sculpture landscape block. And Xuanzang Squre is characterized by a series of exquisite cultural sculptures, such as the Datang Group of Heroes (大唐群英谱雕像群) which introduces many great figures in the history of Tang Dynasty, like well-known Monk Jianzhen (鉴真) and poet Li Bai (李白), etc.

Recommended Show: Music and Dance Competition on the Float whose main characters are “dancers from Tang dynasty and western regions ” showing the amazing encounter of elegant Tang-dynasty music and dance with vibrant western-world counterparts.

Zhenguan Square

This square is themed as spectacular cultural sculptures reproducing the glorious age of Tang Dynasty, such as the sculpture of Ten Thousand Countries Coming to the Court (万国来朝雕塑), and the sculpture groups of the only Chinese female emperor Wu Zetian (武则天).

Recommended Show: Government of Zhenguan which fully reproduces the prosperous and peaceful situation of Chang’an (the capital of Tang Dynasty) under the governance of emperor Li Shimin. (20:00-20:10 / 19:20-19:30)

Kaiyuan Square

Here stands the Kaiyuan Flourishing Age Sculpture Group with the largest number of 78 figures (开元盛世雕塑群) in the Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City. The base of the highest layer is the 4.59-meter-high statue of emperor Li longji (李隆基).

Recommended Show:The Tumbler show (also on North Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda) with a pretty beauty dressed in Tang Dynasty costume as a tumbler who holds hands with visitors through the graceful dancing posture. (20:15-20:25 / 21:30-21:40 / 19:30-19:40)

Xian Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City Empress Wu Zetian Parade Sculpture
Xian Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City Kaiyuan Flourishing Age Sculpture Group

More Immersive Activities

Immerse yourself in China's rich history with the elegant Hanfu(汉服), the traditional national costume that's a symbol of grace and culture. Whether you wish to rent or own, Hanfu clothing stores offer these exquisite garments at reasonable prices. Imagine strolling through the vibrant night market of Chang’an, clad in Hanfu. It's not just a walk; it's a journey back in time to the flourishing capital of the Tang Dynasty. The fabric whispers tales of ancient majesty, and every step becomes a dance with history.

Hanfu isn't just attire; it's a canvas for creativity. You can capture these moments yourself or opt for professional photography services. These experts transform you completely with makeup, intricate hair designs, and a photoshoot, each service tailored to bring out the essence of the Tang Dynasty in you.

For those who yearn to dive deeper into the Tang era's soul, Twelve Hours of the Night in Chang’an (长安十二时辰) awaits. This 24,000-square-meter immersive indoor Tang-style city block lets you live as a citizen of the bygone era. Each corner of this attraction, accessible with a ticket, is a step into history, where every moment is a chance to experience the life of Tang-dynasty people, enveloped in the timeless elegance of Hanfu.

Regular Performance Schedule

Classification Shows & Activities(part) Time Venue
Theme Performance Music Fountain Show 12:00-12:10
North Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (大雁塔北广场)
Interpretation of Tang Dynasty Poetry Performance 19:00-19:10
Xuanzang Square (玄奘广场)
Government of Zhenguan 19:20-19:30
Zhenguan Square (贞观广场)
Action Art Show Prime Tang Secret Box 19:10-19:20
South Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (大雁塔南广场)
Tumbler Show 19:30-19:40
North Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda/ Kaiyuan Square (大雁塔北广场/开元广场)
Dance Competition on the Float 19:15-19:25
Tuanhua Square (团花广场)
Music Stage Show Chang 'an Story Stage 19:40-20:00
Zhenguan Square (贞观广场)
Chang’an Street Action Tang-style Wedding 19:10-19:20
Zhenguan Square (贞观广场)
Parade of Colored Float 22:00-22:20 Kaiyuan Square (开元广场) --Yintai Hall B (银泰B馆)--Yannan Road (雁南路)--Yintai Hall A (银泰A馆)--Kaiyuan Square (开元广场)
Art Performance All the flavors in the World 19:00-19:10
Defa Chang (德发长:Intangible cultural heritage Dumpling House)

Tips: Performance schedules may change due to weather, seasons or other factors. Please check before visiting or contact us. Due to time constraints, prioritize your preferred shows.

Visiting Tips for Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City

1. Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City opens all day but we recommend you visit it at night, because the brilliant night scene of Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City with all lights on will render you a much better experience.

2. The walk is extended, but strolling the streets offers both a fitness opportunity and delightful experiences, such as enjoying standout performances, tasting local specialties, exploring creative boutiques, and taking photos. Free public restrooms are also conveniently located along the way.

3. Both sides of the street mirror each other with identical views. Thus, touring just one side is sufficient. And if you choose us, we promise to wisely arrange your trip based on your willing and ensure your great comfort and enjoyment.

Location and How to Get to Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City

Located at the downtown of Xi’an, the Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City is easily accessible by taxi, subway (line 4), bus, and even walking. It’s about 44 kilometers away from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport and near 30 kilometers away from the nearest Xi’an North Railway Station. Also, you can go to Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City after visiting other iconic sites of Xi’an, such as the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (near 0.8 km away), Xi’an Ancient City Wall (7 km away), Muslim Quarter (8 km away) and Terracotta Warriors and Horses (35 km away), etc.

What is worth noting is the large flow of people in downtown areas which makes it easy to get stuck in traffic. But if you choose us, we promise our local professional guides will carefully plan your trip ahead, strive to avoid congestion as much as possible and provide more services that ensure your trip convenient and comfortable.

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Accommodation in Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City

Accommodation in the downtown Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City is very convenient because here stand many star hotels such as WESTIN in South Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. And the surrounding facilities are perfect with four cultural venues (Xi’an Concert Hall, Shaanxi Grand Theatre, Xi’an Art Museum, Qujiang Pacific Cinema City) and several large shopping centers. Moreover, you can enjoy a wide range of delicious food from local Shaanxi cuisines to western food. For instance, the nearby food city, Dacheng Chronicle is a one-stop place serving for all special snacks and souvenirs of Xi’an. So we recommend you stay right here for easy access to other attractions and ensured comfort with perfect living facilities.

Nearby Attractions in Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City

About 0.3 km away from - Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
About 1 km away from - Tang Paradise
About 1.6 km away from - Shaanxi History Museum

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Inscribed in the list of the World Cultural Heritage in 2014, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is a seven-story quadrangular brick tower with a total height of 64.1 meters. As the earliest and largest existing quadrangular pavilion-style brick tower of the Tang Dynasty , this pagoda is viewed as a sacred Buddhist land and a treasure of the Chinese ancient architecture.

Tang Paradise
Based on the previous site, Tang Paradise is China’s first large-scale royal garden cultural theme park that comprehensively reproduces the landscape of the Tang Dynasty royal palaces.

Shaanxi History Museum
As China’s first large-scale modernized national museum , Shaanxi History Museum is a comprehensive museum which depicts the cultural abundance of historical cultural relics and profound civilizations of the Chinese nation from multiple perspectives.

Xian Giant Wild Goose Pagoda The Front Appearance of the Pagoda
Xian Shaanxi History Museum Terracotta Warriors in Shaanxi History Museum

How to Plan a Xian Tour

How to Get to Xi’an: You can fly to Xi’an by international flights from Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Nagoya, etc., or take domestic flights / high speed bullet trains to Xi'an from major domestic cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, etc.

Best Time to Visit Xi’an: The best time to visit Xi’an is March to May (in spring) & (September to November (in autumn) for the weather at this time is fine with beautiful scenery, which can offer more comfortable experience for outdoor sightseeing and activities.

Top Attractions to Visit in Xi’an: Terracotta Warriors, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City, Ancient City Wall, Mount Huashan, Muslim Quarter, Bell Tower, etc.

As the ancient capital city of China for 13 dynasties, ruled by 73 emperors, Xian has left massive cultural heritages and relics for you to explore. Within about two days, you can finish visiting the main sites, which include the incredible man-made wonder, the Terracotta Warriors, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and the Muslim Quarter where you can get to try the local cuisines. Besides, biking around the Ancient City Wall and tracing back the history at Shaanxi History Museum and watching the Tang Dynasty Show, all of these activities are definitely unmissable for your stay in Xian. Now, it is available to have 144 hours Visa-Free Transit in Xian, and you can go for a history and culture tour or photography tour to explore all the stunning attractions in the city even without applying for a visa.

If you have more time, you can head to Luoyang, Hukou Waterfall, and the famous Mt. Huashan, which is about 120km away from the city area. Besides, you can start your Silk Road trip from the terminal Xian and travel along the route Marco Polo has visited, or you can regard Xian as your midway in China and start your trip from Beijing, Shanghai and even Lhasa to the west of Xian. China Discovery has designed many classic China tour packages including Xian for you. Let us customize one for you.Contact Us Now

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