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Shaanxi Grand Opera House Xi'an

Address: No.165 Wenyun North Road, Xi'an, China
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Ranked #28 of 63 Activities in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The evening started with a dumpling banquet, very good if a little samey. Then the show - wow it was delightful, lovely dancing with floaty sleeves, interesting musical instruments etc. Be warned there was a survey of the food and service which we thought was not particularly friendly or willingly given, but the waitress stands over you while you complete......

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This attraction gets very good reviews. I consider it must be separated into two parts - the food and the show. In terms of the food - very average. The review of the food by Kyokokinura accords with my view. If I was a reviewing the food only I would give this 1 star. However the show is good quality.... More 

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Boambee East , New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

You carnt go to Xian without going to this show.You go inside and there is a restrant there. You have your dinner there and the stage is up the front but it does not matter were your sitting you can still see the show. The dancers were wonderful. Ruth

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I attended the Shaanxi Dinner Theater at the strong recommendation of our local guide, Holly. The Dumpling Banquet, as she called it was very enjoyable. Before the show we were treated to a delicious meal of Chinese delights as our waitress brought us plate after plate of many various visually appealing and tasty dumplings. Some were made... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

But it's just one of those things you have to go and do. Considering it's not really my thing I have to say it was well staged and interesting. We chose not to have the meal which was probably a mistake as it looked really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We have been to this theater last year, and i watch it again this time. It is very good cultural show which can not be missed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Let me put it this way. The tuning up was better than the rest. Our group couldn't stop laughing really although I am sure that more 'cultured' Chinese people may enjoy it. The food was rubbish too. It sounded like they were strangling cats, scraping wires and banging pan lids. At least it only lasted an hour and gave us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Fun dumpling dinner with limited drinks. Dancing and music were great. Energetic, colourful, great backdrops too. Catered for English

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My mother and I attended the Tang Dynasty show and dumpling dinner on our tour of Xi'an. We enjoyed the music and dancing. The props and costumes were beautiful. We were shocked at how much food we had for the dumpling dinner. It was like dumpling galore...all kinds of colors and flavors. Yummy! We were able to take some cool... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The "White Sleeve Dance was one of the most beautiful experiences of my 83 years. I could not take my eyes off the dancers as they gracefully floated around the stage with long sleeves weaving a story to the music and the prima dancer was exquisite in all of her graceful moves. I managed to video the entire dance and... More 

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