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Shaanxi Grand Opera House Xi'an

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Address: No.165 Wenyun North Road, Xi'an, China
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Spectacular Tang Dynasty Song and Dance Show in Xi'an

After a half day tour of the Terracotta Warrior's Museum in Xi'an, a spectacular Tang Dynasty Song and Dance Show was performed at the Shaanxi Grand Opera House. A dumpling... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
Rey M
Sarnia, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The start with the dumplings was amazing. They were all very good and the artistry and work that goes into them was beautiful. Then the show was great. The costumes and music were wonderful. Would recommend to all who go to Xi'an, China

Thank Sharonlaw_13
Sarnia, Canada
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

After a half day tour of the Terracotta Warrior's Museum in Xi'an, a spectacular Tang Dynasty Song and Dance Show was performed at the Shaanxi Grand Opera House. A dumpling banquet dinner was served before the show which was atrociously terrible and unappetizing. An excellent rating should be deserved by the Tang Dynasty Song and Dance show which was really... More 

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Colourfull, Choreography is good. There are 11 chapters. The continuation is monotonous, boaring. Seating arrangement is not good. People, who attended such type of show in Shanghai or Hangzhou will not enjoy the show very much. Otherwise, you can enjoy it.

Thank Dr. Mayin M
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you book the show + dumpling dinner, you get 26 different dumplings (served for the whole table) first. With such a variety, some dumplings you'll like more than others, but there are only a few dumplings of each kind, so you won't get the possibility to eat many of the kind you like. The show is very colourful, though... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The dinner and show barely costs 50us$. The supper includes a glass of sweet rice wine and one more drink. A number of famous Xi'an dumplings are served. They are shaped to look like fish, pork, and whatever they are filled with. Interesting touch. If you have trouble identifying them, a picture listing is on the table. The food is... More 

Thank 432JamesD
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

wow wow wow. This was incredible. After a full day of sightseeing, we were exhausted when we arrived but our tastebuds perked us up. The dumpling banquet was delicious & the show was mesmerizing, Loved it & would go again & again.

Thank PJC1102
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were booked into here with our Sinorama tour group, and they were able to accommodate all of us and more for a many course dumpling dinner and show (we were also quite late, but they handled it!). Dumplings were fun, some interesting shapes and very tasty, and the show was cute and entertaining (much better than the opera). Not... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

A nice evening out for a preplanned dinner and some classic Chinese dance. In the two weeks of our tour through China, this evening was by far the largest gathering of non-Asian tourists we encountered. So yeah, it's pretty touristy. But what is does offer is an easygoing dinner (as along as you are not a picky eater). Except for... More 

Thank bransom_13
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Shaanxi Grand Opera House is quite a large theatre but with table and chairs arranged so that all can view the stage while sipping on a wine or beer. Prior to the show we had what was described as a dumpling banquet. The dumplings are cooked in the traditional way, steamed, boiled, or fried, and artistically presented in different... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had the Dumpling Dinner which was interesting. There were many kinds of dumplings and most of them were made to look something like the meat that was inside. Cute. Most of them were quite good. We were serenaded during dinner by a lovely lady playing a Guzheng - a traditional Chinese Instrument. Then the show began with a depiction... More 

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