Xian’s nightlife is vibrant enough to satisfy a whole range of taste and tempos and offers a fine example of how the site of an ancient civilization can blend well with new culture. Pubs & Bars are essential parts of a city's nightlife and the Chinese really know how to throw a party, both the younger and elder generations.
One of the great highlights of Xian is the way in which our ancient culture blends with the new in order to give the visitor a memorable experience of life in the city both as it was long ago and as it is today.
A good place to start your exploration is the Bell Tower as it stands in the historical center of the city and is adjacent to the flourishing modern commercial district. In the evening both the Bell Tower and Drum Tower are illuminated and provide a striking setting for the myriad of traditional Chinese restaurants and bright modern shopping malls where with a riot of color and movement the neon lights together with the street lighting present a veritable magical picture. As the bell tolls in the Bell Tower you can imagine yourself standing in the city as it was centuries ago.
As you stroll on the Bell & Drum Tower Square you will encounter many fellow pedestrians, who like you will be enjoying the spectacle of light and color against the dark blue dome of the night sky. Pass through the gate of the Drum Tower and the appetizing aroma of food will tempt your senses. Here you will find Muslim Snack Street a location famous for its many and varied restaurants, each with its own specialty dishes. Here you will be sure to find something that will appeal to your taste buds from the many novel and captivating dishes on offer.
Once your appetite has been satisfied you may wish to find a place to relax with a drink and if it is a quiet and romantic setting you desire, then wander along De Fu Xiang. Along this lane there are over twenty bars, cafes and teahouses.
While nowhere near as diverse as the big cities of Beijing and Shanghai, Xi'an's blend of students and tourists makes for a fun night scene and there are plenty of bars, clubs and pubs where you can drink and dance to your heart's content. Defuxiang Bar Street has a number of bars--just take a stroll and see which one takes your fancy. Tribe Bar is cozily . Making or marked by an extravagant outward show; ostentatious. See Synonyms at showy. but more fun drink, most of the restaurants and canteens in the Muslim markets are happy to serve you just beer (chances are you'll get hungry and order some food later anyway). If they let you put your seats outside, you'll have a fine vantage point from which to watch the crowds milling about. An archway signifies the entrance to the lane and can be found on Fen Xiang, Nan Dajie. For a dozen of Carlsberg, Heineken, Budweiser or local Tsingtao beer may cost about 150 to 300 Yuan.
In the past years we have seen Xian’s nightlife struggle to maturity and become more dynamic. So many bars appeared around South gate and it has become another habitat for the bar lovers.
HuTong Bar 胡同酒吧 King Garden Bar 庭院酒吧 Xi'an Bar
If you wish to go to a movie, A Pang Gong Cinema is close to the Drum Tower at No. 61 Zhubashi Jie. In addition there is another cinema at No.323 Dong Dajie. This is Northwest Film City and is some 500 meters to the east of the Bell Tower. Cinema tickets in Xian are inexpensive. Generally speaking, it will cost you between 60 and 80 Yuan to see a film.Each Thusday are 50% discount. It is a great pity that films are seldom shown in English and are Chinese dubbed in. Never the less, if you are interested in improving your command of Chinese, what better way can there be to learn more of our language!
If on the other hand, you would like to enjoy some hot music and dance, your destination of first choice will be 1+1 Disco Bar here you are guaranteed unlimited fun and entertainment. About a kilometer from the Bell Tower at No.285 east street, the bar is decorated in a trendy style with a hint of 'heavy metal', which is rare in similar bars in Xian. The lighting and acoustics at the 1+1 Disco Bar are up to top class international standards and the venue offers a variety of shows as well as the opportunity to dance and hang out with your friends.
In Xian many working people and students like going to KTV or karaoke in their spare time to sing along with their friends. Not only is this a popular recreation in Xian but also in most other large cities in the country. Real Love is one of the best-known and most popular luxury KTV in Xian. Situated in Nan Erhuan Lu (South 2nd Ring Road), it is opposite the Province Library. Another venue where young people like to party is the Xialudi KTV. This is on the 4th Floor of No. 23 Yanta Bei Lu.
Beijing has a Three Inside Tun ,while Xi an has a De Fu Xiang.where located in the north of Xiangzi Temple, south gate of city wall of Xi an . Local people call De fu xiang the bar street, but some good café and teahouse in this street are also famous. This street was built up in the middle of 90th, and was full of rich cultural atmosphere ,then some cafes moved to this street and was known as the café street and later the first bar came to this street along with the coulouful nightlife and overseas culture.
We have more featured Tang Dynasty dancing and music Show could enrich your stay in Xian. The Tang Dynasty is regarded as the most progressive and prosperous era in the days of Imperial China and its music and dance symbolize the glory and splendor of Chinese civilization. The Tang Dynasty Theatre Restaurant is located at No. 75 Chang'an Lu and an evening here is sure to be a memorable highlight of your tour. At each performance there are over 100 artists who entertain with a colorful spectacle of dance and music. Here you will enjoy music played on ancient Chinese instruments such as the Pi Pa, a hand plucked string instrument, the Rang, Gu Zheng, Erhu, Yanquin, Dizi, Sheng, Pai Xiao, 24 tone Bronze bell chimes, Suo Na and a group of percussion instruments. Do not let these names daunt you, you are sure to enjoy their rich and varied sounds and the wonderful music they provide. The musicians also play the more easily recognized western style instruments, of course. To complete your Tang Dynasty experience, don't forget to enjoy a Dumpling Dinner!
Foot health care becomes very important and famous in our health. Today, people propose many kinds of foot health care. Foot massage is very simple one. People wash their feet for everyday, but more for clean, less for health care, so have no quality. The temperature of the water and the capacity of the water are very important for the real foot massage. Chinese medicine consider there are more than 60 acupuncture points on our feet, it account for 10% of total acupuncture points in our bodies, all have connection with the physical organ. If you wash your feet with hot water for everyday, it makes breath and blood unblocked, nourish vigor, and delay aged. It is pleasant to have a foot massage when you traveling for one day.
Every night there's a laser light and music show at the Music Fountain in the huge Square beside the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This is wildly popular with locals and visitors alike, with up to 10,000 people coming to enjoy the music, and join in the festivities. It's a family affair, and as many as 50,000 have been known to go along during special festivals.
The surprising man-made wonder claims to be the foremost in the whole world. The screen of the movie is a film of water; thus it can create a special kind of optical effect which makes the frame tridimensional. When watching the movie, you can witness that the beautiful night and the fan-like water surface become an ingenious integration. Every time the figures in the movie appear on the screen, it seems that they are flying to the sky or coming down from the heaven which throws you into a wonderful and illusory feeling that you were personally on the scene. Splendid, indeed!
Finally, another place deserving of some of your time is the North Square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Covering an area of some 110,000 square meters and with an investment cost of 500 million Yuan, this is the largest music fountain square in Asia. The large-scale musical fountain is quite amazing. Here also you can see eight groups of magnificent sculptures and forty delightfully landscaped areas. This is not only one of the most impressive squares in China but is also becoming an important national monument to Tang Culture
With a blaze of color and pageantry, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is definitely a feast for your eyes. Xian, known as Chang’an in ancient times, had served as capital for 13 dynasties, among which the Tang Dynasty was the most outstanding one for its wealth and power. And Tang Dynasty Music and Dance is just the major symbol of the essence of Tang culture. The show usually contains magnificent singing and dancing scenes, being an immortal portrait of its prosperity. The Tang Dynasty Dancing Show: The Tang Dynasty Dancing Show, originated in China's Tang Dynasty over a thousand years ago, is one of the most attractive entertainment activities for tourists to Xi'an. It has been recreated in accordance with various historical records as well as ancient art and relics discovered in Xian, the capital of the empire during the Tang Dynasty.
It takes roots from the historical records and folk legends about the Tang Dynasty and shows to the audience the court life and social costumes of more than 1,300 years ago through such performance as instrument playing and dancing. The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Troupe has won warm acclaim in China as well as warm welcome among foreigners who take a profound interest in Chinese culture.
Dumpling Banquet:Dumpling is called Jiaozi in Chinese. It is a common dish in North of China. It is also the must-eat dish in some special days, such as Chinese Spring Festival Day. There are a wide variety of Jiaozi in different shapes and with different stuffing. Different stuffing has different nutrition and taste. Cooking methods include steaming, boiling, pan-frying, deep frying, and roasting. Enjoy a delicious dumpling dinner will a delicious dumpling dinner will complete your China journey.
Take care of yourself and your property as well when hanging out during the night. Choose a proper transport facility and bear in mind the Chinese name of your hotel. If you are interested in the entertainment ideas offered above and want to add them in your Xian tours, please talk to our trip advisors for customization. Wish you a nice trip here!