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.
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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.
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How to get to Tang Paradise
2. Take metro line 3, get off at Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) Station. Then walk southeast for around 1.2 miles (2 kilometers).
Xi'an Bus / Metro Search
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|Performance||Pantomime 'Dream back to the Great Tang Dynasty': CNY 198 |
Venue: Fengming Jiutian Theater, on the north of the south gate of the Tang Paradise
Time:17:00 - 17:50
* 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
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.
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.