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Impression Lijiang

Impression LijiangPerformance of Impression Lijiang

Impression Lijiang is a magnificent outdoor singing and dancing performance demonstrating the tradition and lifestyle of the local ethnic people. It is another creation of famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou. 

The show is innovatively staged in the morning and afternoon, at 3,100 meters (10,100 feet) above sea level with Jade Snow Mountain as the breathtaking backdrop.

  • Director: Zhang Yimou
  • Type: Open-air show with real scenery
  • Location: at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain at 3,100 meters (10,100 feet) above sea level
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Show times: 9am, 11am, 2pm (peak season); 11am, 2pm (off season)
  • Ticket costs: 190 yuan (normal seat); 260 yuan (VIP seat)

A Cultural Show Performed by Local People

Impression Lijiang lasts for about one hour, consisting of two parts: "Impression of Snow Mountain" and "Impression of the Ancient City". The show opens with the story of the Ancient Tea Horse Road and goes on to tell the customs of the people who have inhabited this land.

Around 500 local ethnic Naxi, Bai and Yi people were selected from nearby towns and villages to participate in the performance. They dress up in their ethnic costumes and accessories to perform the singing and dancing, horse riding and drumming, presenting real ethnic atmosphere to the show.

While the entire show is in Mandarin with no foreign language voice-over, the emotion conveyed in the acting, music and singing helps non Chinese-speaking visitor grasp the general gist of the story.

A Spectacular Show with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as the Backdrop

Impression Lijiang

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is located 15 kilometers north of Lijiang City, with a height of 5,596 meters (18,360 feet). Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is famous for its variant and beautiful natural scenes, and is considered a sacred mountain among local Naxi ethnic people. It is also a popular hiking destination.

The bluish snowy peak serves as a magnificent backdrop for the gorgeous sprawling red stage / setting.

Things to Know about the Show

  • 1. The show may be cancelled if there is heavy rain, or you need to wear a rain coat to enjoy the show. 
  • 2. The show is on during daytime outdoors at a high altitude, so it is recommended to wear sun protection such as sun block and hats.
  • 3. The entire show is in mandarin, but there are English subtitles. You are suggested to understand a bit of the history and culture of the region to better appreciate the performance.

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