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Impression Sanjie Liu
Impression Sanjie Liu

Impression Sanjie Liu

Tianyuan Road, Guilin, Yangshuo

The Basics

This show tells the story of Sanjie Liu, a mythological girl from China’s Zhuang ethnic group. The hourlong performance, designed to reveal the history and culture of Yangshuo’s people, is divided into five chapters, each with a different color scheme and theme. Visitors choose from three seat categories and can purchase tickets that include round-trip transportation from Yangshuo. An evening performance can be combined with a full-day tour of Guilin and Yangshuo.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Impression Sanjie Liu is a must-see for first time visitors to the province.

  • Seating is outdoors, so be sure to bring a rain jacket and insect repellent.

  • Shows might be canceled in the event of heavy rain.

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How to Get There

The theater entrance is situated on East Street in Yangshuo, a 30-minute walk from the busy West Street area and a 90-minute drive from Guilin.

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When to Get There

Performances are staged twice nightly throughout the year, except for the month leading up to Lunar New Year. If you’re planning to see a performance on a weekend or Chinese national holiday, be sure to book your tickets in advance.

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The Legend of Liu Sanjie

According to local legend, the young girl Liu Sanjie had an almost supernatural ability to sing. She fell for a boy named A Niu, who would sing back to her beneath a big banyan tree near Yangshuo. Unlike some legends, this one has a happy ending, as the two fell in love and lived out their days singing to each other.

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