As one of the hottest and best developed tourist cities in China, Xian has lots of night activities waiting tourists to explore. And go for a night tourist activity when night falls will make your night time more pleasant. Then which ones are the best thing to do at night in Xian?
No 1. Tang Dynasty Show
Tang Dynasty Show is created based on the professional study of music and dance art of the Tang Dynasty. It is the most tried night activity in Xian. The show loyally represents the musical and dance art of the Tang Dynasty. There are three theaters offer Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show in Xian, they are Shaanxi Grand Opera House (official website https://www.tang-dynastyshow.com/gwjy/) , Sunshine Beauty City Grand Theater (official website: https://www.sunlido.cn/huanying.asp) and The Tang Dynasty (official website: https://www.xiantangdynasty.com/Column.aspx?ColId=46). All the three theaters are located in downtown Xian and each theater has its own features. The music and dance show lasts from 20:30 to 21:40.
Tang Dynasty Show
No 2. Fountain and Music Show on North Square of Big Wild Goose
The fountain and music show is performed twice each day, except for the day time of Tuesday when the workers do the regular maintain. The specific time is at 12:00 and 20:00 from Monday to Friday. In weekends and national holiday the Fountain and Music Show is performed 5 times one day, they are 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:30 respectively. From November to January when it snows or extremely cold, the show will stop for some months till it gets warmer.
No 3. Song of Ever Lasting Sorrow in Huaqing Pool
Song of Ever Lasting Sorrow is performed in Huaqing Pool in open air at 20:30 from Sunday to Thursday. From Friday to Sunday and on national holidays the show is performed twice each day with the first performance starts at 20:10 and the second performance starts at 21:40. If you stay overnight at Lintong, such as in Angsana Hotel, that show is highly recommended. From Nov 1st to March 31st of next year the show is not available due to cold weather.
Ever Lasting Sorrow Performance
No 4. Jujiang Night View Appreciating
That night tourist activity was opened to tourist in the year 2013 and only Chinese peaking interpreters available yet. If you could understand Chinese, joining in this night tour is also a meaningful way to spend your limited nightlife in Xian.
Getting to west wing of South Square of Big Wilg Goose Pagoda before 19:00 and aboard the open double-layer sightseeing bus at 19:00 to start the Qujiang night tour. The night tour includes visit to Qujiang Hanyao (Cold Cave) and boating on the South Lake. Finishing the night bus tour at about 21:00, you could take a walk around the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda and take some time to enjoy the Music Fountain Show.
No 5. Welcoming Ceremony at South Gate of Xian City Wall
If your hotel is close to South Gate, the Welcoming Ceremony performed at South Gate of Xian City Wall is highly recommend. The ceremony starts at around 19:30 and lasts about 30 minus. The ceremony is done for free daily in spring, summer and autumn as long as the weather permits.