The tour will start with Qin Opera, a local opera of northwestern China. It is popular in Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, and Xinjiang. Till today, Qin Opera is the favorite thing for elder people. It can be vigorous and deep, and also soft and sentimental. After enjoying Qin Opera, you will watch vivid and interesting Shadow Play. Shadow Play can be called the oldest movie. You will be surprised by the ability of performers who need to operate puppets, play instruments, sing and talk at the same time. Adults and children both like it. The last part is Huayin Laoqiang, a kind of opera from Huayin County of Shaanxi Province. From a less-known opera to a unique art form even played on the world stage, the old artists never gave up and made a lot of efforts. Pick this tour to have an unforgettable night in Xian!
Qin Opera, Shadow Play, Huayin Laoqiang
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee
At about 18:00, meet your guide and driver at your downtown hotel and head to the theater. In the following 2 hours, you will enjoy 3 kinds of local traditional shows: Qin Opera, Shadow Play, and Huayin Laoqiang.
Qin Opera, one of the oldest operas of Han People, dates back to the Western Zhou Dynasty. It gradually developed and matured in the Qin Dynasty. Originating from Fengxiang area of Baoji to the northwest of Xian City, Qin Opera was listed as the national non-material cultural heritage in 2006.
Shadow Play used to be popular in many areas of China. Figures used are cut from animal skin or pressboard. With the white curtain lit by light, performing artists sit behind the curtain to handle the leather figures to let them dance to the local opera or melody, or dance to the story.
Huayin Laoqing is honored as the oldest rock-and-roll in China. In 2006, it was listed as the national non-material cultural heritage. To quite a few musicians, it is inspiration for music creation. At the end of the tour, the guide and driver will escort you back to hotel.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.