During the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), Xi'an was the largest city in the world. At that time, capital Xi'an served as the political, economic and cultural center of China. Xi'an took the period of great prosperity in the Tang Dynasty. It is not only the national center for both politics and culture, but also the world famous capital and one of the important trade bazaars in the world of the day. In the Han Dynasty, Chang'an (nowadays named Xi'an) city zone covered the area of 3 times as large as that of the ancient Rome city of the day.
The Tang Dynasty was largely a period of progress and stability; during the Tang era, Chinese culture flourished and further matured.
People's life was comfortable and entertaining, enjoying feasting, drinking, holidays, sports, dancing, singing and all sorts of activities. At that time, women's social rights and social status were incredibly liberal-minded. The first female emperor, Wu Zetian was born at that time. Women were together and had their social club activities for exchange ideas and thoughts without the attending of men. Slightly fat (or plump) was considered as fashionable for women. It is said that one of the four most beautiful women in Chinese history, Yang Guifei (719-756), Emperor Xuan Zong's favorite concubine, was a little plump lady.
The Tang Dynasty was considered as the greatest age for Chinese poetry and Chinese literature. Du Fu and Li Bai, two of China's most famous historical poets belonged to this age, as well as the poets Meng Haoran, Du Mu, and Bai Juyi.
The impact of the Tang Dynasty was huge. Even today, their fabulous clothes are still on the stage and influencing fashion. If you want to know about their fabulous clothes, lifestyle and its prosperous culture in the Tang Dynasty, watching Tang Dynasty Song & Dance Show in Xi'an can be the best choice in your Xi'an tours. It is acclaimed as the most accurate rendition of life during the prosperous Tang Dynasty. The truly professional performance on stage will surely take you through a time warp of 1300 years ago.
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