The Tang Dynasty (roughly speaking the 7th to 9th centuries AD) was a highpoint in Xian’s long and illustrious history. If you don’t mind forgoing a little historical accuracy in the name of entertainment, the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show offers a nightly song-and-dance gala which evokes the color and spectacle of this golden age.
Traditional instruments set the musical scene, with choreography and costumes reflecting Xian’s openness to outside influence, situated as it was at the end of the Silk Road. Set pieces include the sensual Rainbow Costume Dance and the stirring Warriors’ Triumphal Dance. All of this is dished up with fine Chinese cuisine.
The Tang Dynasty Palace is south of Xian’s City Walls and is served by numerous bus routes. You can have dinner with the show at 6.30, or wait for 8.30 if you just want the show.