Tang Paradise in Xian

Why is Tang Paradise So Special?

  1. Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an, the Tang Paradise is the first royal-garden-like park to show visitors the splendid culture of the Tang Dynasty, China.
  2. . Located in the site of the relic of original royal garden, the Tang Paradise recurs the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty from various aspects: architecture, culture, business, politics, entertainment, sports and arts. 
  3. Almost everything in the Tang Paradise is in Tang style such as the cloth of the workers and actors, the music, the dance, the food and the drink. Visitors to the Tang Paradise will surprisingly to find they come back to the ancient China in the Tang Dynasty.

Brief Introduction of Tang Paradise

The Tang Paradise locates at the Qujiang new developed area, covering an area of 1000 mu (about 160 acres), of which 300 mu (about 50 acres) is water. The Tang Paradise is not only the biggest cultural theme park in the northwest, China but also the first royal-garden-like park to show visitors the splendid Tang Dynasty’s culture.

Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an, the Tang Paradise is the first royal-garden-like park to show visitors the splendid culture of the Tang Dynasty, China. With the background of “going into history, experiencing the Tang culture, and experiencing the Tang lifestyle”, it displays the resplendent culture of the Tang flourishing era. Tang Paradise is also the showing location of the famous water screen film in Xi’an. Here, visitors may enjoy the brilliant culture of Tang Dynasty while watching the fantastic water screen movie in their Xi’an tours.

What makes Tang Paradise incredible is that it is no longer the garden mode of only water and mountains in the Chinese traditional sense. Its outstanding designers have integrated almost everything representative of the Tang Dynasty, such as the poetry, the songs and dance, the marketplaces, the food, the women’s lifestyles, and science into every site using cultural themes, thus endowing every place with its own story and its own place in the tapestry of Tang Dynasty culture.

Main Cultural Areas of Tang Paradise

There are 14 culture areas in Tang Paradise: Emperor Culture Area, Women Cultural Area, Poetry Cultural Area, Diet Cultural Area, Imperial Examinations Cultural Area, Tea Cultural Area, Song and Dance Cultural Area, Folk Cultural Area, diplomatic Cultural Area, Buddhist Cultural Area, Taoist Cultural Area, Children’s Entertainment Area, Damen Scenic Cultural Area and Fountain Performance Area, the fourteen landscape cultural areas. The spots in the park are mainly: Ziyun Building, Fengmingjiutian Theater, Fanglin Garden, Caixia Pavilion, Lu Yu Teahouse and so on.

Emperor Culture Area

Emperor Culture Area, represented by Ziyun Building-the landmark of the whole park, shows the demeanor of Emperor of Tang Dynasty. The Ziyun Building, according to history record, was built in the fourteenth year of Taiyun Period in Tang Dynasty. When holding the Qujiang Assembly, the Emperor Xuanzong of Tang would come to the building to enjoy singing and dancing, offer banquet and feasting his officials. According to the record, the Ziyun Building was rebuilt in the center of the park, and is one of the main tang-style buildings with 4 layers, showing the emperor culture of Tang Dynasty in prosperous period.

Water Show Area

At the surface of the lake in front of the Guanlan Platform of Ziyun Building, there is the world-class large-scale modern water landscape combining water curtain movie, music fountain and laser flame spray. The world’s largest – water curtain movie, 120 meters high 20 meters wide curtain of water to laser-ass isted, highlighting the flow of water on the texture of the water curtain.

Song and Dance Cultural Area

Located south of Ziyun Building, the Fengmingjiutian Theater, is Tang charm and modern Royal Theatre in song and dance culture area. The theater is resplendent and magnificent, reflecting the royal demeanor. Dreaming Back to Tang Dynasty is flagship show, is choreographed song and dance drama by the best director squad in China.

Women Cultural Area

Ladies Pavilion and Caixia Pavilion are the representatives of Women Culture Area, showing the spirit of women of Tang Dynasty. Ladies Pavilion takes the Wangchun Pavilion as the center from the aspects of costume, sports, politics, love and other aspects comprehensively showing the positive, optimistic and confident spirit of women in Tang Dynasty. The north hall of Ladies Pavilion has performances to show the gorgeous costumes, brilliant colors, beautiful ancient music, and dynamic display of the ladies of the Tang Dynasty style. The total length of the Caixia Pavilion is nearly 300 meters, with the water extends from north to east, bordering the lake sometimes, and sometimes on the lake. It just looks like pink clouds, showing the legend of women in the Tang Dynasty.

Area of Tea Culture

Featuring the tea culture of Tang, the Luyu Tea House in this area is a top-grade tea house comprising royal tea art, scholars’ tea art, folk tea art, and tea ceremony. Here not only can visitors enjoy classic tea art show but also they can have a chance to have a taste of some rare and refreshing Chinese teas such as the Dahongpao (大红袍), Shuangfei (双飞), Oriental Beauty (东方美人).

Part of Program Schedule of Tang Paradise

Greeting Visitors
11:00 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
West Gate
Drum Performance
16:30; 18:00
West Gate
Stilts Performance
14:00; 17:10
South Square of Ziyun Building
Lion Dance
11:40; 14:30; 16:30
South Square of Ziyun Building
Court Drumming
10:30; 13:50; 16:20
The 3rd Floor of Ziyun Building
Magic Acrobatics
Small Open Platform Stage of Hu Shop
Qinqiang Opera Performance
13:00; 16:00; 19:00
Small Open Platform Stage of Hu Shop
Water Screen Film Great Sage Equal Of Heaven
North Square of Ziyun Building
Music Fountain Show
12:00; 20:00 (Monday, Friday)
12:00; 14:00; 16:00; 18:00; 21:00 (Saturday, Sunday)
in front of the Guanlan Platform of Ziyun Building
Dreaming Back to Tang Dynasty
Fengmingjiutian Theater

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Travel with ChinaDragonTours (top recommended)

If you want to get out of the traffic and hassle of navigation, you can book a private tour package that includes visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local guide and driver will escort you to the Tang Paradise in the fastest and most convenient way and take care of all the details. You just have to focus on the visiting.


Independent Traveler

There are 2 gates opened to tourists. Generally, tourists enter by the West Gate (main gate). The South Gate does not face main streets, so please check it in advance if you plan to enter Tang Paradise by it.
– To the West Gate (Yuyuan Gate) of Tang Paradise: take buses No.21, 22, 23, 24, 44, 212, 224, 237, 526, 609, 715, 720, the all-night No.4, or tourist buses No. 4, 9, then get off at Datang Furongyuan Ximenzhan (大唐芙蓉园西门站, stop of West Gate of Tang Paradise).
– To the South Gate of Tang Paradise: take buses No.21, 22, 23, 24, 212, 237, 307, 601, 609, 715, 720, the all-night No.4, or tourist buses No. 4, 8, then get off at Datang Furongyuan Zhan (大唐芙蓉园站, stop of Tang Paradise).

Useful Travel Tips

  1. There is no Music Fountain Show from Nov. to Jan., except the spring festival.
  2. Performances are free in the park except the Dreaming Back to Tang Dynasty; the performance program can receive at the entrance of the park.
  3. Entrance Fee: CNY 120
    *Children below 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) enjoy free entry. 45 yuan/person for 1.2-1.4 meters children.
      Old people over 65 years old are free of charge with their elderly certificate.

  4. Performance
    Pantomime ‘Dream back to the Great Tang Dynasty’: CNY 198
    Venue: Fengming Jiutian Theater, on the north of the south gate of the Tang Paradise  Time: 17:00 – 17:50
    * Children below 3.9 feet enjoy free ticket of the performance but without taking a seat.

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Edited by Bella Ren/任新月