Xi’an is known as the city that never sleeps. As the night sets in, the whole city lights up and exudes a fascinating charm of history. Check out our picks of the best spots and start exploring the city.


Xi’an Bell and Drum Tower 西安钟鼓楼

Located in the heart of Xi’an, the Tower is often known as the ‘bright pearl of the ancient city’. Atop the Bell Tower, you will be able to have a panoramic view of Xi’an City. While atop the Drum Tower, you will be able to have a bird’s eye view of the Muslim Quarters.


Opening hours: 8am – 9:30pm (Ticket sales stop at 9pm)
Admission fee: Adult 30RMB / Child 15RMB
Address: Intersection of East Street and West Street in Beilin District of Xi’an City 陕西省西安市碑林区东西南北四条大街交汇处

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Datang Everbright City 大唐不夜城

Taking the Tang Dynasty culture (618-907) as its design theme, the Everbright City may seem like a normal pedestrian street during the day. However, the view changes when the colorful array of lights illuminate in the evening. It is the best place to visit if you are looking for a one-stop destination to shop and dine.


Opening hours: All day
Admission fee: Free
Address: Big Wild Goose Pagoda South Square, No. 6, East Section of Huanta South Road, Yanta District, Xi’an City陕西省西安市雁塔区慈恩路46号

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Tang Paradise 大唐芙蓉园

This theme park is a reproduction of the Tang royal garden complex in China. When night falls, the whole park is lit with lanterns and creates a stunning view. Besides taking a boat tour along the Furong Lake, you can also watch the evening water screen show – Dream Back to Tang Dynasty.

这个主題公園是仿照唐代皇家园林式样重新建造的。随着夜幕降臨,灯笼璀璨绽放,建筑与景色相映成辉,完美复刻了每个人心中唐代的盛世繁华景象。在这里,您除了可以乘坐大唐贞观号游览,還可以觀看水幕表演 ——《梦回大唐》。

Opening hours: 9am – 10pm
Admission fee: Free
Address: No. 99 Furong West Road, Qujiang New District, Yanta District, Xi’an City 陕西省西安市曲江新区芙蓉西路99号

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Giant Wild Goose Pagoda 大雁塔

The iconic symbol of Xi’an City, as well as the most influential Buddhist site. The view here is amazing when the City Wall and South Gate start illuminating in the evening. You can also visit the North Square of Pagoda, where the largest music fountain in Asia is located. When the colourful water sprays, they look like thousands of sparkling fairies dancing in the air.


Opening hours: All day
Music Fountain Show Time: 12pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9pm
Admission fee: Free
Address: 1 Ci’en Rd, Xiao Zhai Shang Ye Jie, Yanta District, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China 陕西省西安市雁塔区大慈恩寺内

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Ancient City Wall 古城墙

The oldest, largest and best-preserved Chinese city walls. In the evening, the walls will glow in colourful lights, you may mount the wall by steps at the South or West gate to catch a bird’s eye view of the stunning ancient city.


Opening hours: 8am – 10pm
Admission fee: Adult 54RMB / Child 27RMB
Address: Shaanxi Sheng, Xian Shi, Beilin Qu, China 陕西省西安市

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