Xian Nightlife Xi'an, as the famous tour-city of the country as well as the bibcock of the western area, provides tourists with the recreational places without number. In the daytime, you not only touch the classical historical mark, but also taste its fad as a modern city. At night, you will be fascinated by its colorful.
In Xi'an, the well-known recreational place is Defu Lane. It is a famous Bars and Cafes lane, just as Beijing's Sanlitun. Strolling along the lane, you will find there are many bars, cafes and teahouses with distinct style and orphean name such as Blue Heart, Captain, Roman Holiday, Old Tree, etc. If you enjoy some hot music and dance, 1+1 Disco Bar is the first recommended. Its lighting and acoustics are up to the class international standards and here you will feel unlimited fun and entertainment.
If you are a cinemagoer, you can feast your eyes on the Water-screen Movie in Tang Paradise. Here you will get a visual feast for free. Without bioscope, just make use of the technique of refraction to make the thousands of ejective tinctorial form into different solid person, scape, substance, etc. Because of hundred-meter screen, the "featured" figures are tall and strong singularly, floating ceaselessly. Sometime you feel it is apart from you, sometimes it is near at hand. With accompany of all kind of sound as well as light, a three-dimensional solid effect will be presented.
If you would like to enjoy some Chinese traditional culture, there are three destination recommended: the Shaanxi Opera, Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, the Shadow Show First, Tang Dynasty Dinner Show could not be missed in the Xi'an tour. Tang Dynasty is regarded as the most progressive and prosperous era in the days of Imperial China so its music and dance symbolize the glory and splendor of Chinese civilization. Upon the spot you will be convulsed by its grandiose spectacle which is the mirror of the Tang Dynasty's flourish. Second, you can view the brilliant Shadow Show in Gaojia Da Yuan (the Gao Family's Big Yard), an age-old popular folk art of China. The figures made from puppet are controlled by the actor behind a screen to deduct some interesting story. The performance is vivid and dramatic accompanied with graceful music. Unassailably, you will be absorbed by the magical show.
Third, go to Changan Grand Theatre situated in Xiyi Road. The Shaanxi Opera is going on there. You will realize not only the graceful costumes and the music of "plate and cavity style", but also its bold and unconstrained aria, which are more local yodeling. Its performance is rich and colorful including the beard performance, flame spitting, fire blow-out, trampling and jumping performance, etc. Finally, another place deserving of some of your time is the Musical Fountain in the north square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is the largest Musical fountain in Asia. The fountain is phantasmagoric with 22 different styles by the swing of music.
|Just as Beijing's Sanlitun and Shanghai's Xintiandi, Defu Lane in Xi'an has been a sign of vogue. As long As you mentioned Defu Lane, people will reflect immediately that it is a street of Cafe, Tea House and Bar. It is the center of Xi'an's nightlife, where you can relax yourself with locals and other travelers from all parts of the globe.|
|As the largest musical fountain in Asia, Musical Fountain is a must-see in your Xi'an visit. It is phantasmagoric with 22 different styles, low or high, wide or thin, straight or inclined, like flying sea-gull, like lotus flowers, like clouds...... Music, lights, water as well as colors form a beautiful wonder.|
|Shaanxi Opera (Chinqiang)|
|Shaanxi Opera is an ancient and traditional local opera prevailing in the northwest area of China. Its aria is bold and unconstrained. The instruments accompaniment played in the performance are diversiform, such as ersian, panhu, urheen, bamboo, flute, sanxian, sese, dulcimer, suona, pipe, sousaphone, cymbal, gong, different drums, small cymbal, clapper......and its performance is colorful, such as the beard performance, flame spitting, fire blow-out, trampling and jumping performance, ......|
|Tang Dynasty Dinner Show|
|It is a combination of food and entertainment. The food is delicious including Xi'an dumpling, black mushroom consomme, prawns with honey glazed walnuts, beef tenderloin, fried rice...Upon the spot, you will be shocked by its gorgeous costume and grandiose spectacle which is the mirror of the Tang Dynasty's flourish|
|The Shadow show|
|Named Piying in Chinese, the Shadow Show is an age-old popular folk art of China. It is a very interesting performance, which is used the leather puppets and lamplight to perform behind a screen. The show obtains materials from the ancient historical stories and folk legends and the performance enjoys vivid, lovely, amusing and fascinating.|
|Around 8 pm every night, a water-screen movie is put on for free in the central area of the Tang Paradise. Its strong three-dimensional effect brings you actual sense. Sometimes you feel it is apart from, sometimes it is near at hand. Absolutely, it will gratify your sensory organ.|
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