Impression Lijiang (which can be watched after Kunming tour) is the cultural show which demonstrates the lifestyle and traditions of local Naxi, Bai and Yi ethnics of the area. It is the second outdoor production after the impression Liu Sanjie in Yangshuo, Guilin of Zhang Yimou, the famous Chinese Director who was also the co-director of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, 2008. The open air performance takes place inside the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Park at about 3500 meters in an outdoor theater which is specifically designed for showcasing the mountain which is used as the wonderful backdrop. Impression Lijiang is the magnificent outdoor dancing and singing performance which demonstrates the lifestyle and tradition of the local ethnic people.
As an outdoor performance in the full daylight, Impression Lijiang for which Zhang Yimou had spent two years for the preparation was staged in the morning innovatively. This show has been divided into parts- Ancient City Impression and Snow Mountain Impression so you should not miss it for your last minute China travel deals. The production, for these shows cost about 31 million US dollars for making, is staged at Dayan Ancient Town and Jade Dragon Snow, the tow famous scenic spot of Lijiang, which is a scenic city in the south west China. It aims at providing an insight into the live of the ethnic groups of religions and all the dances and song which includes within the show largely portray the daily life of the local people. About 500 local people from the 10 ethnic groups have been selected from about 16 towns and villages in Lijiang of Yunnan Province for performing daily folk dances, songs and rituals for the tourists. This show last for about one hour and represent the real ethnic atmosphere to the show. The people dress up in their ethnic accessories and costumes for performing the show. You will come to learn about their culture in the better way through Impression Lijiang.
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