Tang Paradise

Near the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Paradise is located in the Qujiang Resort, southeast of the Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. The site covers a total area of 1000 mu (about 165 acres) and of which 300 mu (about 49 acres) is water. This attraction not only claims to be the biggest cultural theme park in the northwest region of China but also the first royal-garden-like park to give a full display of the Tang Dynasty's (618-907) culture. Altogether, twelve scenic regions are distributed here to provide visitors with the enjoyment of twelve cultural themes and a perfect exhibition of the grandness, prosperity and brilliance of the culture of the Tang Dynasty.

Xi'an Tang Paradise
 Tang Paradise Pictures

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.

In the large number of buildings at Tang Paradise, one may see almost all architectural types of characteristic of the Tang Dynasty. In addition there are establishments for relaxing and song and dance shows about the civilization of that Dynasty. Strolling here, you are assured to get a full enjoyment, making you feel as if you were in a fairyland.

Many firsts are created here: the first and largest scale of buildings modeled on the Tang style in China, the first and most considerable groups of sculptures to show the poetic culture in the Tang Dynasty in China, the first and biggest single architecture modeled on the Tang style throughout China, the first theme park in China to cater to the five sense (vision, hearing, smell, touch and taste), the grandest fragrant project of the outdoors in the world, and the most spectacular water film on earth. Tang Paradise is praised as 'Garden of History', 'Garden of Spirit', 'Garden of Nature', 'Garden of Human Culture' and 'Garden of Art'.

The most special and amazing feast here is taste. The word 'taste' here does not refer to the delicious smell of food, but means that the whole Tang Paradise, like a fair lady, is full of aroma. Unbelievable, isn't it? But definitely true! You may wonder why. The secret is that there are incense burners here. Every few meters on both sides of the paths here, there is an incense burner which looks like a street lamp. It is only 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) tall with incense coils burning inside. It is this fragrance that makes the whole place seem like mysterious Xanadu. Thus wherever you walk, assuredly, you can be embraced by its faint redolence.

Tang-dynasty Dance
Tang Paradise theme park, Xi''an
Another surprising man-made wonder here is the water film which 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!

Chinese New Year Lantern Show

Each year, a lantern show is held in the park during the Chinese New Year holiday. Visitors can appreciate the colorful huge lanterns shaped into famous cartoon figures and auspicious things. At night, when all the lanterns are lit up, the lifelike decorations enhance the beauty of Tang Paradise. Besides, performances of strong regional style will be put on. After enjoying the show, visitors can taste the most authentic Shaanxi snacks there, such as crumbled flatbread in mutton / beef stew, steamed cold noodles and marinated meat in baked bun.

2024 Chinese New Year Lantern Show
Date Ticket Price Admission Time
Feb. 2 - Feb 24 CNY 60-100 09:00 - 22:00
The time and price is based on the show in previous years. We will update the information as soon as the actual time is announced by the official.

How to get to Tang Paradise

1. Take Bus  22, 24, 146, 157, 161, 212, 307 and get off at South Gate of Tang Paradise. 
2. Take metro line 4, get off at Datang Furongyuan (Tang Paradise) Station. Then you can walk to the scenic area directly.
Xi'an Bus / Metro Search
Entrance Fee CNY120 for adults.
free for children under 6 years old.
Performance + Entrance Ticket Dream back to the Great Tang Dynasty: CNY268-518; 17:00 - 18:00
Chasing Dream of Tang Dynasty: CNY218-618; 20:30 - 21:30
* Children below 3.9 feet enjoy free ticket of the performance but without taking a seat.
Opening Hours March to November: 9:00-22:00
December to February: 9:00-21:30

 Recommended Nearby Attractions:
 Giant Wild Goose PagodaDa Ci'en Temple
 Qujiang Polar Ocean Park
 Qujiang Pool Park
 Cool Cave Heritage Park
Great Tang All Day Mall

- Last updated on Sep. 26, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Tang Paradise
Asked by Kanittha Sermsiripoka from THAILAND | Jul. 18, 2019 02:24Reply
Are both shows same?
Hello, i found the show purchase on website but i don't know if it's the same show you meant here.

It's call "Evening Tang Dynasty Show" The address is Tang Dynasty Palace: 75, North Chang'an road, Xi'an. They said it's in front of Tang Dynasty.

Thank you :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Phill from USA | Jul. 23, 2019 02:07

They are not the same show.
Asked by Roza from ISRAEL | Apr. 04, 2019 16:10Reply
how many views of performance per day and what time in Tang Paradise ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nelly from USA | Apr. 11, 2019 19:58

There are different kinds of performance in different periods starting from 11:00 to 21:33.
Asked by Zainal Abidin Othman from MALAYSIA | Nov. 15, 2018 06:44Reply
Are there any vehicles for rent inside the Tang Paradise such as bicycle or scooter?
to help us move around?
Answers (1)
Answered by Freeman from USA | Nov. 15, 2018 22:25

There is no bicycle or scooter inside the Tang Paradise but the sightseeing buses are available. The ticket fare of the sightseeing bus is about CNY 20 per person.
Asked by Lori from GERMANY | Feb. 22, 2018 10:05Reply
How do you get tickets to the show in Tang Paradise?
I'll be there during that time and would love to see the show, do you know how to get tickets?
Answers (1)
Answered by Gloria from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 22, 2018 21:54

All tickets can be bought at the entrance of the park. Usually there is no long line.
Asked by Ralf Kueh from MALAYSIA | Oct. 16, 2017 08:34Reply
How long do people normally spend time at Tang Paradise?
I am planning to go just for sight seeing and for the fountain show. May I know how long people normally spend time here as on that day itself I plan to do city exploration. Morning till night - Great city Wall, Great Mosque, Big & Small Wild Goose Pagoda & etc.

If it is recommended to spend more time at Tang Paradise then maybe I'll change my plans and rearrange my time.

And please advise for the best itinerary for that day.

Answers (2)
Answered by Nancy from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 16, 2017 22:21

As I know, 3-4 hours is enough.
As for the route, may the following can help!
To Great Mosque first, and then walk east for about 10 minutes to Xihuamen and take bus 601 to South Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
After that, take bus 27 from the south square to Yanyin Rd and then treansfer to bus 224 to Nanshaomen. Walk south for 3 minutes to Small Wild Goose Pagoda.
To City Wall, take bus 224 from Nanshaomen to Hanguangmen.
To Tang Paradise: take bus 21 from Hanguangmen directly there.
Answered by Ralf Kueh from MALAYSIA | Oct. 17, 2017 03:31

Thanks for your reply :)
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