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Impression Sanjie Liu

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Impression Sanjie Liu

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No 1, Tianyuan Rd Lijiang Shanshui Theater, Yangshuo County 541999 China
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Li River Cruise Full Day Tour of Guilin and Yangshuo including Lunch
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Li River Cruise Full Day Tour of Guilin and Yangshuo including Lunch

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Weave your way along the beautiful Li River and explore the luscious Chinese countryside on a full-day tour from Guilin. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, capture fantastic photographs of the spectacular scenery as you sail down the calm river for four hours; feast on freshly caught fish and local specialties on board for lunch; and disembark to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of street vendors in a rustic village. Peruse bespoke boutiques selling fine Chinese paintings and precious jade jewellery and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Guilin hotel.
US$99.00 per adult
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Betty_voyager wrote a review Dec 2020
Sydney, Australia89 contributions19 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Steven wrote a review Nov 2020
Chengdu, China28 contributions
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
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Date of experience: November 2020
797pete wrote a review Jul 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom81 contributions36 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Dave B wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
PaulaHM wrote a review May 2020
Shanghai, China97 contributions28 helpful votes
Not very impressed with this, very disappointing. A wonderful backdrop but the choreography to this was poor, much more could be made of the reflections in the water. We have also seen the light show in Hangzhou and that one is stunning, so much better. This show is not worth the money; I don’t recommend it at all.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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