Great Tang All Day Mall, Xi’an
Top Things to Do in Great Tang All Day Mall
1. Spectacular Group Sculptures
The whole pedestrian street is flanked with nine group sculptures in honor of Tang emperors and other historical and legendary figures. Kaiyuan Flourishing Age is the sculpture with the most figures including the emperor Li Longji, his 6 favorite courtiers, 20 envoys and 42 people playing instruments. The sculpture of Li Shimin, who was the second Tang emperor, is the tallest sculpture at 17.95m (19.63yd). Here tourists can also find Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history, plus famous poets of Tang Dynasty including Li Bai, Du Fu, Bai Juyi, Wang Wei and others. There are also the four eminent monks who contributed greatly to the spread of Buddhism during that period: Xuan Zang, Jian Zhen, Hui Neng and Kong Hai.
2. Light Show
All the trees in the Great Tang All Day Mall are decorated with yellow LED strips around the trunk and colorful bulbs on the branches, shining brightly at night. Also, the traditional-style architecture is lit up by spotlights in the air and the bright lights of the buildings themselves. Tourists can also appreciate the lights on the ground, which are shaped like snowflakes, leaves, flowers and Chinese characters. You will feel as is you are walking on a giant painted scroll.
3. Street Performance
The Tumbler Performance is the most popular performance at the Great Tang All Day Mall. A young lady in Tang clothes stands on a semi-circular base and gently dances without touching the ground, reminding you one of a fairy from the Tang Dynasty. If you are lucky enough, she may interact with you by stretching her hands towards you. In addition, seven different bands perform on the street one after another all day. No matter whether chorus, jazz or rock music, each will generate a relaxing atmosphere.
4. Piano Path
On each side of the pedestrian street, there is a Piano Path 100m (109yd) long. When tourists tread on the ‘piano keys’, the LED strip will change color, and a pleasant melody will be heard. Everyone can be a pianist here!
5. 3-D Human Printer
Along the pedestrian street are several 3-D Human Printers, which are actually special walls made of an uncountable number of movable sticks. If you press yourself against one side of the wall, the shape of your body will show on the other side.
6. Voice-activated Fountain
It may seem weird to see many people shouting in front of a fountain. Actually they are controlling the height of the fountain through the changes in sound. This attraction can truly relieve your stress.
7. Cultural and Creative Fair
Don’t worry about where to buy cute souvenirs. At the Cultural and Creative Fair, there are many novelties such as hair pins, face masks and canvas bags. All of them are designed with Tang motifs, thus a good reminder of this tour in Xi’an.
8. Taste Local Dishes and Snacks
Here, tourists can readily savor the local cuisine including Dumpling Dinner, Mutton Stew (Yangrou Paomao), Cold Noodles (Liang Pi) and Shannxi Sandwich (Rou Jia Mo). In addition, gourmets can also try cuisine from other regions such as Beijing Roast Duck, Sichuan Hot Pot, Chongqing Noodles, and so on! If you want to have some exotic foods, various restaurants in the shopping mall will satisfy your demands. Tourists will be spoiled by the choices such as Singapore curry rice, Japanese sushi and much more...
How to Get to Great Tang All Day Mall, Xi’an:
1. Take city bus 212, 224, 242, 500, 526 or Tourism Line 9. Get off at the Yan Ta Nan Lu Yan Nan San Lu Kou stop, and head north.
2. Take city bus 189, 22, 23, 24, 44, or 609. Get off at either the South Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda stop, East Entrance of West Yanta Road stop or the West Gate of the Tang Paradise stop, and head west.
3. Take city bus 242, 271, 408, 41, 500, 601, 606/K606, Tourism Line 6 or Tourism Line 8. Get off at the South Square of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda stop, and head east.
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