Impression Sanjie Liu
Impression Sanjie Liu
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9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Show runs daily. 1 hour in the evening. Can buy tickets easily in town from hotels, guides and agencies. Directed by Zhang Yi Mo. Chinese language not necessary.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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IcecreamForPudding
London, UK65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Look, this isn’t the West End or Broadway, but an interesting experience, if only to find out what 5,000+ Chinese find entertaining, and how they consume entertainment. The audience freely chats throughout and it’s guaranteed that the people in front of you will be holding up their phones because either (a) they’re recording the entire show; (b) they’re live-streaming it to their fans with commentary; ( c) they’re on a video call with wife and toddler and showing it to them; or (d) they’re on some other random phone call. People start streaming out of the arena well before the final act, like Watford FC losing an away game.
The setting is spectacular, especially when the mountains are illuminated. There is lots of potential for a great show but the cast is under-rehearsed (not well-synchronised) and the singing is of the very traditional Chinese variety which doesn’t usually appeal to Western ears. It’s also surprising that they haven’t used technology in the way they could have. A little lack-lustre, and feels a lot like a school play (especially when compared to the Beijing Olympic opening ceremony!) but some memorable moments with the big red ribbons, the girl dancing on the moon in silhouette and the long line of marching women in silver at the end. Don’t know why they felt they needed to incorporate a TV screen when an opening scene with a solitary boatman would have been so powerful.
We were glad to have been part of the experience which is talked about so much in this region, but to be fair, we went with low expectations.
No need for an organised tour - just get a Didi (Uber equivalent) there and back. Plenty of restaurants and food stalls right outside the arena and it’s easy to pick up your tickets even without Chinese language. We had asked our hotel manager to order them for us. The cheap seats in B2 are absolutely fine. Bear in mind it’s a good 10 minute walk from the street to the seating area. Plenty of nice, clean squat loos. Apparently if it rains they give each person a plastic raincoat. Helpful, yes, environmentally conscious, no.
Written 16 September 2023
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James G
24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A proper spectacle, with hundreds of performers against a splendid karst hill and lake backdrop. An interesting insight into an aspect of local culture (as presented to tourists).

But .. anyone who’s been to Riverdance or watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be disappointed at the lack of rigour, rehearsal and care in this production. It seems that the producers didn’t bother with syncing the performers actions with the music and with each other. At times it was at the level of a school musical .. enthusiastic but not professionally done. Very odd.
Written 15 September 2023
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JayZee33
Toronto, Canada233 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 • Family
A must see if you are in the area. Spectacular. Something quite unique that you will enjoy for a long time. Beautiful.
Written 26 July 2021
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Kaimanoreale
Shanghai, China39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Couples
The only nice part is the opening when they light up the mountains. all the rest is a commercial repetitive show that should be revised and re designed. Can be good for a mediocre audience. Don’t be fooled by the director name.
Written 29 June 2021
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Ganna P
Atlanta, GA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
The show is unbelievable. It was a part of our trip to Giulin.First we went on the Li River cruise to Yangshuo.The scenery was very beautiful. Then we spent the whole day in village shopping,visiting the locals while waiting for the night show.
This was the best show I have ever seen in my life.My only regret is that we did not buy the DVD after the show. It is very difficult to buy it in the USA. Saw it once on Amazon for $50.
Written 14 April 2021
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kreiman
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Definitely recommend this show! The peaks and river, the lights, torches, costumes, singing, all put together so beautifully. We sat up high in the covered seats for the widest view, but I think almost any seat would be good. (as another reviewer mentioned, you can get a better view of the costumes when you are down in the front.) The crowd was sparse still. I wished the show lasted a little bit longer, but I would go see it again!
Written 1 April 2021
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Betty_voyager
Sydney, Australia89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Our Hotel sold this show for 200. We found it at a travel agent near West Street for 150rmb, when we got closer to the show at the gate people were selling it for 130. There were no shortage of tickets as the audience only took up 20% of the seats. When you enter the grounds it’s set up like Disney, it’s huge and very organised to deal with mass numbers. The grounds itself was pretty. We enjoyed the show for the sheer size and coordination. Dancers 👯‍♀️ were not always in sync while performing. Vegas shows are more polished in comparison, however this wins in size. Beautiful backdrop. Mask 😷 required, or you need to buy one upon entering - green code checked. We caught a buggy cart back to West Street after the show finished for 10rmb- you’ll see the carts parked to the left when you exit out from the main gate (inside the grounds). The show has been around and they have thought of everything to cater to the tourist need. Seems like this show is sustaining the Yangshuo economy, with ample business surrounding. We did not know about this show until we got here. This show apparently started the spinoff for other cultural shows in Hangzhou and Lijiang too. A good way to immerse in the arts, even if you don’t speak Chinese.
Written 28 December 2020
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Steven
Chengdu, China36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
First we wasn’t sure if we should visit the show. But it exited all our expectation. Highly recommended and a must see if you travel to yangshuo
Written 26 November 2020
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797pete
Birmingham, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Friends
After reading the reviews on here I was in two minds about going, but I’m glad I did! I thought it was spectacular, beautiful and even moving. It definitely feels like a Zhang Yi Mou production, through his bold use of colour and grand visual flourishes.

Some things to know to manage your expectations/plan your visit:

1. It’s not a singing/dancing/acrobatics performance like many shows in China. It’s not about individual performers’ skill. As others have said, it’s like an olympics opening ceremony with a huge cast doing simple moves in unison rather than impressive dancing. Imagine if Guangxi had its own olympics, so instead of representing the history and culture of China (like the Beijing 2008 ceremony) it represents the culture of Yangshuo/Guangxi.

2. There’s no story, so don’t expect one. Lots of reviewers seem to have criticised this show for not being what they wanted it to be, rather than reviewing what it actually is. I think perhaps if you have some attachment to rural China it would feel more profound and nostalgic.

3. There’s no need to pay extra for more expensive seats. The cheapest seats are at the front, and the expensive ones at the back, which doesn’t make sense to me. I was near the front and still wished I was a bit closer so I could see the costumes more clearly. If you’re at the back I imagine all you could see are dots of colour. I booked through my hotel and it was cheaper than the official price, so try that.

4. The seats are outdoors but don’t worry if it’s raining, they provide a free poncho.

5. There were no scenes involving a baby cow or mistreatment of animals, as I’d read before. Only one scene where a water buffalo walks across the stage and back.

I can understand why people might be disappointed if they paid a lot of money or were expecting something different. But the music, lighting and of course the unique natural backdrop definitely make it worth experiencing.
Written 30 July 2020
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Dave B
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
I’m glad I went, but for me it wasn’t as overwhelmingly stunning as I had been led to believe. There are definitely some fabulous elements eg the backdrop of iconic local scenery and the flotilla of boats with flaming torches. However, after this ace was played at the beginning, it all slid into a single-tone, syrupy confection which failed to really move or excite me even with the cast of 600. I would say go if you are into opening ceremony-type spectaculars, but stick to the cheap seats and manage your expectations.
Written 24 July 2020
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