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The 22 Best Chinese Historical Dramas

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Diana is a huge fan of Chinese culture. Chinese dramas are some of her favorite series to watch.

The 22 Best Chinese Historical Dramas

The 22 Best Chinese Historical Dramas

Whether you are a seasoned fan of Chinese historical dramas or are new to the genre, you're sure to find something wonderful on this list. Tell me which series you like most in the poll below, and share your thoughts in the comments section, too!

The Top 22 Chinese Historical Dramas

  • Ever Night (60 episodes)
  • The Princess Weiyoung (54 episodes)
  • Lost Love in Times (56 episodes)
  • Legend of Dragon Pearl (90 episodes)
  • Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (87 episodes)
  • Song of Phoenix (72 episodes)
  • General and I (62 episodes)
  • Fights Break Sphere (45 episodes)
  • Colourful Bone (53 episodes)
  • Ashes of Love (63 episodes)
  • The King's Woman (48 episodes)
  • Legend of Lu Zhen (59 episodes)
  • The Imperial Doctress (50 episodes)
  • Sound of the Desert (35 episodes)
  • Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms/Eternal Love (58 episodes)
  • God of War, Zhao Yun (49 episodes)
  • The Legend of Qin (139 episodes)
  • Princess Agents (58 episodes)
  • Bloody Romance (36 episodes)
  • Scarlet Heart (35 episodes)
  • Legend of Fu Yao (66 episodes)
  • Nirvana in Fire (54 episodes)
"Ever Night"

"Ever Night"

22. Ever Night

  • Genre: Historical fiction, fantasy, adventure
  • Episodes: 60
  • Original release: 2018

Ever Night (将夜) takes place in the Tang Dynasty and centers on a vengeful young man who wants to fight for justice. After his family is ruthlessly slaughtered, the protagonist manages to escape and survives in the wild thanks to his wits and sometimes even cruelty. Beyond a desire to seek revenge, things become complicated after he meets a girl who later appears to be a mysterious reincarnation of a powerful being destined to bring chaos.

Ever Night is an exceptionally beautiful C-drama; it has stunning cinematography, fabulous fight choreography, memorable action scenes, and well-developed characters. It couldn’t have been other way, as it’s based on Mao Ni’s novel of the same name, which has a huge fan base. If you love adventure/action and historical fantasy dramas, give this one a shot.

"The Princess Weiyoung"

"The Princess Weiyoung"

21. The Princess Weiyoung

  • Genre: Historical fiction, romance
  • Episodes: 54
  • Original release: 2016

The Princess Weiyoung (锦绣未央) is also an adaptation from a novel. Based on The Poisonous Daughter, Qin Jian’s novel about a real-life empress, the story is set in the chaotic Sixteen Kingdoms period and tells us the story of Feng Xin'er, a kindhearted royal princess. Because of the greed of others, almost the entire royal family is slaughtered, and the princess is left all alone. She then accidentally enters her enemy’s palace and takes Li Wei Young’s identity (the daughter of the prime minister).

In addition to the theme of vengeance, love and happiness are also present. It’s really interesting to watch a Chinese historical drama in which women struggle and sometimes even succeed in an era when they were considered nothing more than possessions. If you are looking for political plots and unpredictable twists and turns, you should check out this series.

"Lost Love in Times"

"Lost Love in Times"

20. Lost Love in Times

  • Genre: Historical fiction, romance, fantasy
  • Episodes: 56
  • Original release: 2017

Based on the novel Drunk Linglong, by Shi Siye, Lost Love in Times (醉玲珑) is a beautiful combination of fantasy, romance, and historical drama. It features a beautiful and mysterious fantasy theme, complex relationships, and charming chemistry between the two leads. If you love period dramas like Scarlet Heart or Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms and are looking for something similar, Lost Love in Times may be just the ticket.

This drama centers on a beautiful love story between a witch, Qincheng, and a prince, Yuang Ling of Wei. One day the emperor tries to kill the prince, but he survives due to the witch's intervention. He is beyond grateful, and he ends up falling in love. After just a few days, they become engaged—but the state doesn’t approve of their union. Will their romance spell disaster or they will be able to overcome everything in their path and find happiness together?

"Legend of the Dragon Pearl"

"Legend of the Dragon Pearl"

19. Legend of the Dragon Pearl

  • Genre: Historical fiction, romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 90
  • Original release: 2017

Legend of the Dragon Pearl (龙珠传奇) tells the love story between Kang Xi, the young emperor of the Qing Dynasty, and Yi Huan, the last princess of the Ming Dynasty. Since Kang Xi became an orphan, a regent ascended the throne. The tyrannical government starts spying on Kang Xi and does whatever it can to prevent him from regaining his rightful power.

The young heir to the throne has never experienced true friendship or love before. In this story, he becomes attached to Princess Yi Huan, who treats him as equal.

Legend of the Dragon Pearl is a real emotional roller-coaster. It will make you laugh out loud and cry a river at the same time!

"Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace"

"Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace"

18. Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace

  • Genre: Historical fiction, romance
  • Episodes: 87
  • Original release: 2018

Adapted from the novel Hou Gong Ru Yi Zhuan, by Liu Lianzi, Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace (如懿传) is about the marriage of Emperor Qianlong and a step-empress. Through watching this series, you will become immersed in the empress's life, which is paved with treachery. Even as she moves up the ranks to become the empress, she still faces many challenges in order to survive.

However, this beautiful show is not only about palace intrigues and politics. It's also about the love between the emperor and empress and the evolution of their relationship over the years—from their youth to their last days. The drama also focuses on the lives and insecurities of the women in the harem, and it does a good job illustrating their various motivations.

"Song of Phoenix"

"Song of Phoenix"

17. Song of Phoenix

  • Genre: Historical romance
  • Episodes: 72
  • Original release: 2017

Based on Liang Zhenhua's novel of the same name, Song of Phoenix (思美人) focuses on the legendary Chinese poet Qu Yan during the troublesome Warring States period.

In this story, a prodigy is born into a good, prosperous family but falls in love with a slave girl. You might think that a relationship violating class boundaries would be doomed from the start, particularly in those times. However, the couple is stubbornly and desperately in love. They are ready to face countless obstacles in order to be together. It’s also the story of how a prodigy tries to save his country. Give this amazing drama a try!

"General and I"

"General and I"

16. General and I

  • Genre: Historical fiction, romance
  • Episodes: 62
  • Original release: 2017

Adapted from the novel A Lonesome Fragrance Waiting to Be Appreciated, by Feng Nong, General and I (孤芳不自赏) tells a beautiful but heart-wrenching story. It’s a story about love—and all of its imperfections and challenges.

This drama centers on two intelligent war mastermind rivals: a brilliant female strategist and a prince-general, aka the God of War. Belonging to rival kingdoms, the two must choose between loyalty to their country and unconditional love for each other.

The series is also about the sacrifices people choose to make for their country, for their family, and for their loved ones. This drama will definitely have you glued to your screen from beginning to end!

"Fights Break Sphere"

"Fights Break Sphere"

15. Fights Break Sphere

  • Genre: Action, adventure, romance, martial arts, fantasy
  • Episodes: 45
  • Original release: 2018

Fights Break Sphere (斗破苍穹) is adapted from the xianxia novel Battle Through the Heavens. Set in ancient China, the series is a mix of fantasy and wuxia. It centers on a genius child who hasn’t made any progress in martial arts because of his mother’s summoned ring. One day, the child encounters an old man who helps him make great progress. In addition, he learns who’s behind the assassination of his family. If you are looking for a drama about superpowers, defeating enemies, and saving the world, look no further.

"Colourful Bone"

"Colourful Bone"

14. Colourful Bone

  • Genre: Suspense, historical, romance, fantasy
  • Episodes: 53
  • Original release: 2017

The female lead in Colourful Bone (艳骨) is highly skilled in changing people’s faces. She uses her talent to help those in need but also gets herself into trouble. Watch this series if you like heart-wrenching stories of love and hate—and if you're intrigued by the protagonist's special skill that can bring either good or evil.

"Ashes of Love"

"Ashes of Love"

13. Ashes of Love

  • Genre: Xianxia, fantasy, romance
  • Episodes: 63
  • Original release: 2018

Ashes of Love (香蜜沉沉烬如霜) is pretty long, but it will keep you glued to the screen the entire time. Adapted from the novel Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost, by Dian Xian, the series takes place in ancient times and revolves around the beautiful love story of two prisoners: the son of the Heavenly Emperor and the daughter of the Flower Goddess. Ashes of Love shows us how the strength of true love can overcome obstacles. If you are looking for epic battle scenes, loyalty clashes, family drama, and power struggles, definitely give this series a shot.

"The King's Woman"

"The King's Woman"

12. The King's Woman

  • Genre: Historical fiction, wuxia, romance
  • Episodes: 48
  • Original release: 2017

If you like stories of betrayal, revenge, love triangles, and countless intrigues, The King’s Woman (秦时丽人明月心) is for you. The main story is about the first emperor of China, but the series also focuses on Sun Li, the daughter of a military commander who leaves her home and enters the palace. When she marries and joins the harem, her life becomes infinitely more complicated and she must learn to fight for respect. If you love romance set against a background of palace politics, you won’t be disappointed.

"Legend of Lu Zhen"

"Legend of Lu Zhen"

11. Legend of Lu Zhen

  • Genre: Historical fiction, romance
  • Episodes: 59
  • Original release: 2013

If you love seeing strong female historical figures on screen, you can’t miss Legend of Lu Zhen (陆贞传奇). This series centers on an amazing, strong-willed woman who works hard for her position: the first female prime minister.

The lead is Le Zhen, a powerful woman who goes her own way. She enters the palace and quickly rises through the ranks due to her pottery-making skills. There’s a good dose of romance, as well—she steals the heart of crown prince. But they can’t be happy together because of her lower social status, as well as enemies in every corner. However, even if she can’t be his empress, that doesn’t mean she can’t obtain the highest position in the land, right?

"The Imperial Doctress"

"The Imperial Doctress"

10. The Imperial Doctress

  • Genre: Historical fiction, medical, romance
  • Episodes: 50
  • Original release: 2016

Here’s another drama about the difficult life of a strong woman who beats all odds. Set during the Ming Dynasty, The Imperial Doctress (女医·明妃传) is about the unstoppable Tan Yun Xian who comes from a family of court physicians. However, at that time, female practitioners were often framed for things. But Tan Yun Xian is devoted to medicine, even if she has no choice but to keep it a secret. Life becomes even more complicated (and more interesting) when she gets to know the emperor.

Over the course of 50 episodes, this show covers more than 20 years. Sometimes, in long dramas like this, it’s difficult to know how many days or years are passing. Luckily, this series gives hints about how much time had passed, so that viewers can stay on top of the chronology.

"Sound of the Desert"

"Sound of the Desert"

9. Sound of the Desert

  • Genre: Historical fiction, romance
  • Episodes: 35
  • Original release: 2014

Sound of the Desert (风中奇缘) tells the story of a girl with no parents, no name, and no age. She is raised by wolves in the desert. One day, she meets her foster father and gets the chance to live in civilization. However, after her father is killed, she is forced to live in the desert once again. After some time, she ventures back into the civilized world, and there she crosses paths with two men. One of them she ignores; the other she falls in love with but is then spurned.

The story focuses on the romantic love triangle, so it will be an emotional roller-coaster for those of you who love such stories. However, if you're looking for politics and intrigue, you might wish to skip this one.

"Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms" (aka "Eternal Love")

"Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms" (aka "Eternal Love")

8. Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (aka Eternal Love)

  • Genre: Romance, fantasy, xianxia
  • Episodes: 58
  • Original release: 2017

Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (三生三世十里桃花), also called Eternal Love, is one of the most (if not the most) watched Chinese drama ever. The series is adapted from the novel of the same name and features immortals, goddesses, gods, and demons.

The romance here is mind-blowing, and you will definitely enjoy watching the series even if don’t consider yourself a fan of historical or fantasy genres. This is a love story that stretches across thousands of years—and several lifetimes. Dive into this show to learn if this couple is destined to bear complicated love in three worlds and three lifetimes.

"God of War, Zhao Yun"

"God of War, Zhao Yun"

7. God of War, Zhao Yun

  • Genre: Historical fiction, romance
  • Episodes: 49
  • Original release: 2016

God of War, Zhao Yun (武神赵子龙) is loosely based on the 14th-century novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which focuses on Zhao Zilong, a great military general. Watching the series, we dive into the early Three Kingdoms period in China. The story generally follows the general’s life: you will know everything about his background, personality, about all his adventures and romances. This series highlights the most important aspects of Zhao Yun’s life, and you will become intimately acquainted with the battles of his heart!

"The Legend of Qin"

"The Legend of Qin"

6. The Legend of Qin

  • Genre: Adventure, romance, wuxia, fantasy
  • Episodes: 139
  • Original release: 2015

The Legend of Qin (秦时明月) is based on Shen Leping’s animation series Qin Moon, which was adapted from the novel of the same name. The drama is set during the Qin Dynasty, an important but chaotic time. The main story centers on a young hero, a boy who changes the course of history. He faces violence in the regime, cruel enemies, relationship difficulties, and love. The story is set against the backdrop of transition. It is the end of one era and the beginning of another, a time of great changes and brilliant achievements.

"Princess Agents"

"Princess Agents"

5. Princess Agents

  • Genre: Historical fiction, action, romance
  • Episodes: 58
  • Original release: 2017

You will love Princess Agents (特工皇妃楚乔传) if you are a sucker for series about strong and independent women defending and building themselves up. The main female lead in Princess Agents is a real badass: witty, brilliant, a great fighter, extremely loyal, and determined. Some of the characters she encounters dislike her, but her decisions are usually understandable.

You will dive into the chaotic times of Wei, the period when innocent citizens could easily be conscripted into slavery. Our lead, a slave girl, is one of the unlucky people hunted by rich lords. Fortunately, she is saved by the prince and brought into a rich family. However, after witnessing their bloody struggle for power, she plans to flee. But she fails and has no choice but learn how to survive in this unfair world.

This drama broke one billion views with only a trailer! The series even surpassed such popular dramas as Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms and Three Lives, Three Worlds. So, if you are a fan of sweeping historical dramas with slow-paced romance, you cannot miss this one.

"Bloody Romance"

"Bloody Romance"

4. Bloody Romance

  • Genre: Fantasy, adventure, romance
  • Episodes: 36
  • Original release: 2018

Bloody Romance (媚者无疆) is also based on a novel. It is an amazing story about a woman who is tricked and forced into a brothel. She must learn how to survive and soon turns into a cold-blooded assassin. She crosses paths with murderers, psychopaths, and other dangerous people. If this sounds intriguing, give this fascinating series a try!

"Scarlet Heart"

"Scarlet Heart"

3. Scarlet Heart

  • Genre: Romance, historical fiction, time travel
  • Episodes: 35
  • Original release: 2011

Scarlet Heart (步步惊心) centers on a young woman from the 21st century who gets into a car accident and, as a consequence, travels back in time to the Qing Dynasty. Trapped in the teenage body her old incarnation, she knows it’s better for her not to get involved in dangerous palace intrigues. However, she can’t help herself, and she becomes enmeshed in a struggle for the throne. Part of the reason for this is due to love.

If you like strong female characters, amazing plot, and heart-tugging emotions, don't skip this one!

"Legend of Fu Yao"

"Legend of Fu Yao"

2. Legend of Fu Yao

  • Genre: Fantasy, adventure, romance
  • Episodes: 66
  • Original release: 2018

From a young and stubborn slave girl to a strong, powerful woman, Fu Yao's evolution is perfectly captured in this series. Legend of Fu Yao (扶摇) is adapted from the novel Empress Fuyao, by Tianxia Guiyuan, and is set in the universe of Five Kingdoms. After an accident, Fu Yao sets out on a journey across the kingdoms to find a way to set herself free from an evil curse. Along the way, she finds adventure, palace intrigue, and romance.

"Nirvana in Fire"

"Nirvana in Fire"

1. Nirvana in Fire

  • Genre: Wuxia, historical, politics
  • Episodes: 54
  • Original release: 2015

The screenplay and cinematography of Nirvana in Fire (琅琊榜) will blow your mind. Often compared to Game of Thrones, the extremely popular American TV show, Nirvana in Fire is loved by millions of fans. It’s the story of a cruel betrayal and revenge. Set in one of the most chaotic periods of China’s history, when the country was divided between Northern and Southern Dynasties, this series is guaranteed to satisfy.

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Sharon on September 17, 2020:

Three Lives, Three Worlds: Pillow Book by far is my favorite

Untamed and The Romance of Tiger and Rose are also top of the list

Randa on September 16, 2020:

Why there is no ' THE UNTAMED'

No matter how many dramas I watched the No. 1 will always be 'THE UNTAMED'

GaLum on September 16, 2020:

My favourite is Yanxi Palace. Other notables include Ashes of Love and Ruyi

BloodyNo on September 16, 2020:

By gods I cannot describe how much I hated Bloody Romance.

The lead hardly acomplishes anything by herself, she is an assassin who does not kill (that's a boomer, right??) and the ending was so bad I was tempted to throw my computer through the window. Talk about wast of screentime....

That said, love the other recomendations hahaha

recommend on September 12, 2020:

Lanling king (蘭陵王)is nice too; although it’s 2013 but it has received high ratings

I originally thought it’s overrated but it’s really good , only realize it this year .. now I know why

SAInon on September 11, 2020:

The Untamed is amazing.

Alisha on August 30, 2020:

Eternal love of Dream


The Untamed

Joy of life

Story of Yanxi palace

xiao lee young on August 24, 2020:


is so good

WEI FANGXING on August 23, 2020:


Mel on August 21, 2020:

The Story of Yanxi Palace?? The Untamed??

Fifi on August 19, 2020:

Ashes of love is one of my favourite dramas along with princess agents and the princess weiyoung. However' no 1 will always be the untamed

manicure chair on August 11, 2020:

rise of the phoenixes is bomb and when is there a season 2??

and 10 miles of peach blossoms

Veens on August 04, 2020:

I can’t believe “Goodbye Princess” doesn’t make the list it is an amazing story and the characters are flawed, real and absolutely relatable

And what about The Untamed? It was an amazing story too how can a list exist without these 2 ❤️

Jessichu on August 04, 2020:

What about Handsome Siblings!!!?? I just delved into the world of Chinese dramas and am in the middle of Princess Weiyoung, which I love, but Handsome Siblings was the first one I saw on Netflix and it got me HOOKED.

Sima Yi Secrets of the 3 kingdoms on July 16, 2020:

Zhong da and yang ping man. The best bromance without being gay you can get. But thats not why you watch, you watch because guo jia (butchering his name) Cao Cao, the empress and Sima Yi all captivate you even when they have scenes alone. Each one demands attention and I love them all. Sima Yis strategies though, now that was unrivaled excellence. Must watch!

youra on July 14, 2020:

Wow this list was made in 2020 and there is no Story of Yanxi Palace? Like boi it broke all the records, and the female lead is like no other in the whole long chinese historical dramas industry.

Muhammad Aqib on July 06, 2020:

wait for Princess Agents season 2

LA on July 02, 2020:

My favorite drama is Journey of Flower.

Ola . on July 01, 2020:

Lost love in times and eternal love are just tooo sweet .

DK on July 01, 2020:

I love Chinese history

DK on July 01, 2020:

I love all Chinese dramas! My favorite of those offered is Princess Weiyoung,but my favorite of all is The Legends (2019). Date:1.July 2020. Time: 9:30 p.m.

Gw on June 30, 2020:

no untamed?

. on June 22, 2020:

Prince of lan ling is one of the best in my opinion

Honestly on June 08, 2020:

Such a list cannot be complete without he Rise of Pheonixes and The story of YanXi Palace

Sheila on May 17, 2020:

My very first was the journey of flowers, the princess agents, the eternal love,eternal love ten miles of blossom these fantasy dramas has really kept me going especially through this covid 19 i wanted to say thank you to all the cast characters, script writers and production personals i will continue to enjoy these legendary movies all the way from Trinidad and Tobago. ❤

Neptune on May 17, 2020:

Eternal love of dream should also be on the list !!!

Belkisa on May 08, 2020:

There's no "The journey of flower" it's in my top 5 Chinese series

Sunitha on May 08, 2020:

Untamed and Story of Minglan are the best dramas ever.

Murali Addala on May 06, 2020:

I vote for Rise of the Phoenixes , Kings War and QIN Dynasty from Netflix.

The above listed 22 , I am not convinced.

Pat on May 02, 2020:

Where is three kingdoms!! Qin empire not seen 1 or 3 !!! How come they are not on the list ????

Wang Yibo on April 30, 2020:

Where is my drama?


Pacific Binge on April 29, 2020:

I voted Ten Miles a 10/10 on my own blog and to see that out of 8,000+ people it was voted as most popular drama, makes me feel happy. Also, Ashes of Love coming in second place would have been my second choice as well. We all have taste here, lol

finchj on April 24, 2020:

I also loved Yanxi, the secret of the three kingdoms, and Ming's Dynasty!!

mar on April 23, 2020:

where is joy of life and sleuth of ming dynasty?

Kim on April 22, 2020:

No one liked Legend of Chusen? Thought it was really good as well..

Eve Lin Sterra on April 22, 2020:


olivia on April 20, 2020:

I can't believe goodbye princess isn't here. It was my all time favorite!! Very recommended !!

Hephzibah on April 18, 2020:

The untamed is the best ever Chinese drama

NATHALY on April 16, 2020:

God of War, Zhao Yun is the Best C-drama for Me.

Devika on April 13, 2020:


Rofiatt on April 05, 2020:

WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT “ THE UNTAMED” It’s the best Chinese series ever!!!! I wonder why it isn’t here?!

LeLe on April 04, 2020:

The Princess Weiyoung was my first Chinese Drama that I fall in love with the story. Had been watching CDrama ever since. Royal Nirvana, Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace; Legend of Haolan to name the few. And learning the basic Chinese language. Xièxiè

Jeanie on April 01, 2020:

Dunno why Ming Dynasty is not here ..... But I loved Xanzi Palace and Kings woman. on February 28, 2020:

Absolutely Princess Agent, Princess Wei Young, Legend of Fu Yao, Ashes of Love , Journey of the Flower, Eternal Love, Love Lost in Time, Story of Ming Lan, Prince Lan Ling.

Hendra on February 14, 2020:

My all time favorite goes to "The Story of Ming Lan".

It's a life story of unwanted daughter of a low level concubine belongs to junior level minister that has just moved his family from rural areas.

An honest life depiction positively seen from the eye of 5 yo girl while we see it as grimm it gets.

Story progresses to ultimately she's being in the inner ring of ruler's wife.

Don't get me wrong, it's not only struggle about career, but also love, honor, feminism, palace intrigues, family vs thick culture, man domination, structures and rules.

Very very recommended !!

Ella na on February 10, 2020:

There's no goodbye my princess?? I wonder why...

Kim Hughes on February 04, 2020:

My favorites are Ashes of Love, Eternal Love. 10 Miles of Peach Blossoms, Rise of Pheonixes, Evernight, Love and Destiny, The Legends

sarah on February 04, 2020:

the story of minglan and the story yanxi palace so good

Ann on February 01, 2020:

Legend of Yunxi is very good

huma on January 24, 2020:

I want some historical and mysterious and romance and also. Chinies BL drama plZ

Also watch this on January 14, 2020:

Journey of the flower

Noble aspiration

Legend of zu

Love better than immortality


damndramas on January 07, 2020:

-Story of yanxi palace

-journey of flowers

-story of minglan

-love and destiny

Redluck on January 04, 2020:

Why no 'The Untamed'? Plot and casts were all awesome

Vivian Chen on December 29, 2019:

I love “The Legends” or “Zhao Yao” so good

Cindy on December 21, 2019:

Btw , Its The Legend of Ba Qing not Legend of Qin (totally different movie)

Sheyn on December 15, 2019:

I love "goodbye my princess". Heart wrenching but the chemistry of the lead is damn. Highly recommended!!!!

miski on December 09, 2019:

i like ashes of love that´s the best movie i have watched in my whole life and i am waiting for season 2( i cant wait)PERIODTT

Fubin on December 01, 2019:

I love love love....

1. Scarlet heart

For the excellent acting, beautiful actors and actress, and post-production works.

2. Yanxi gong lue

for the artistic qualities, but i dislike the story and find the lead girl incredible to fall in love wif the emperor. I really like Nie Yuan's acting!

3. Princess agents had me hooked! I love the star and moon combi.

Lee gengxin is totally a prince charming here!

4. Prince of Lan Ling!! I love cutsy Ariel Lin and find Feng shao feng very cute! I also love Emperor Zhou "Xiao Zhu" Daniel Chan! Great chemistry all of them.... good story, lousy, low-budget set designer.

Many others period drama are time wasters... these 4 are my fav.

Zyda on November 28, 2019:

10 miles of peach blossoms "d best"

Ayush on November 25, 2019:

Eternal love,ashes of love,nirvana in fire, legend of fuyo,lost love in times,princess agent.

Thelma on October 24, 2019:

Eternal love is one of the best i have enjoyed. Just the love ❤️ ❤️ and romance

Jesse on October 24, 2019:

eternal love and legend of fuyao are d best movies so far,lots of love and romance,thumbs up,i also think dat journey of flowers should be included

Lanzhan on October 17, 2019:

bloody romamce is the best..i want season 2

Unknown on October 13, 2019:

How about Princess silver?

Maxwel on October 06, 2019:

How do I download this drama's with sub

Ggggg on September 23, 2019:

Where is yanxi palace

Michael JL on September 13, 2019:

Last day of Chang'an was awesome. I like a lot of realism in my fictionalized historical dramas.

Anuradha S on September 06, 2019:

You missed out the "Goodbye My Princess"

Thembi Sibanda on September 06, 2019:

Who puts a list without Yanxi Palace? That makes no sense what so ever

DL on September 04, 2019:

10 miles of peach blossoms is still on top of my list. Great storyline, Strong characters portrayed by a very good and beautiful actors and actresses (talkin ‘bout Gods & Goddesses

oho on September 04, 2019:

the untamed should be in the list...

am3007h on August 27, 2019:

Where can I watch God of War, Zhao Yun with English subtitles? YouTube does not have all the episodes.

Lovesarae on August 20, 2019:

I think you should Watch The Chinese Historical drama Name:RULED THE WORLD its Awesome...with happy Ending...

Random on August 18, 2019:

Honestly, after watching Ashes of love its already hard for me to be satisfied with the other dramas. I still cant move on to the whole story and and the casts.

Olivia Chen on August 18, 2019:

Bloody Romance is soooooo good

TTT on August 07, 2019:

Ash of Love is the best

glenda on July 27, 2019:

Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slayer Saber should be on the list.

Shie on July 26, 2019:

Ashes of love!!! Hoping for season 2!!!

Mnaila on July 19, 2019:

Ashes of love is the best!!!

Jasbir K Dhaliwal on July 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for this list. completely addicted to Chinese dramas. Have seen few on Netflix, Eternal Love and Ashes of love are the best so far!

MM on July 11, 2019:

The Rise of Phoenixes is the best Chinese drama to ever exist!!

Beee on July 08, 2019:

Eternal Love and The Story of Minglan (which isn't on this list) were the best historical/costume Chinese dramas I've ever seen. Nirvana in Fire 1&2 were also pretty unforgettable!

monique on July 07, 2019:

kings woman was so far the best one...all characters had depth... i loved both main male characters.... great fight scenes during the show was phenomenal.

Ashes of love on July 07, 2019:

I think y'all havent watched this one cause its the best drama ever made

Eternal_Fan_of_TMoPB on June 24, 2019:

Undoubtedly 'Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms' (TMoPB)! I just can't get over this drama... Love, love, love this Drama!

Leticia on June 17, 2019:

Weiyoung is the best

Legend of Fuyao on June 16, 2019:

For me this is the best drama of all time.

The prettiest leading lady and man on TV.

JR on June 15, 2019:

I loved Legend of Zhen Huan, Princess Weiyoung, Legend of Ming Lan, Yanxi Palace and Nothing Gold Can Stay. I like Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Korean version) a bit better than the Chinese one

Ruth on June 13, 2019:

Thank you for making this list! I just watched The Princess Weiyoung, which I adored and it left me wanting more of historical C-dramas. This list will help me out for sure :)

Ishika on May 31, 2019:

I love ten miles of peach blossom,Kings women,ashes of love,general and I,princess agent ,legend of fuyou

mohamed issa on May 16, 2019:

Ever night is the best for me.

Sally Liu on May 15, 2019:

How about The Return of the Condor Heroes 2014 drama.

Lilian Ng on May 10, 2019:

You should also include LanLing Wang or LanLing Princess. I thought Desperate Love is not bad too.

Elli on May 02, 2019:

Eternal Love is the BEST drama of all time, chinese and korean combined.

Abby on April 27, 2019:

You should watch legend of's Amazing...with 3 Strong female Characters!!!

fuheng on April 20, 2019:

The Story of Yanxi is the best for me so far,

it exceeds TMOPB, Princess Agent, & Princess Weiyoung

Noora on March 31, 2019:

Goodbye My Princess n Story of Ming Lan were 2019 best drama so far.. you should put them in ur list.

Sisi on March 22, 2019:

Story of Yanxi Palace is good too I recommend

Yas on March 20, 2019:

i love to watch chinese historical drama..

Vicky on March 17, 2019:

The secret of the 3 kingdoms is the best I’ve seen so far