Impression Sanjie Liu - Night Show
Duration: 1 Hour, from 20:00 to 21:00
Cost: 188 Yuan per person. Does not include cost of transportation, need to reserve in advance, contact Ticket Center for more details.
Location. At the confluence of the Li and Yu Long Rivers, Just south of Yangshuo
How to get there: Take Golf style vehicle from the top of West Street. Cost 2 Yuan. Takes 5 minutes. Other option is to walk back as traffic is very bad as everyone leaves at the same time.
Officially cameras are not allowed but this was not enforced
This is a major production with a cast of 500 singers, dancers, bamboo boats and cormorants bids. However, the stand out performer is definitely the background scenery. The lighting of the karst peaks is truly amazing and was our highlight.
The performance is based on a Chinese musical movie made in 1961.
The story is about a lady called Liu SanJie who lived in the city of Liuzhou (2 hours from Guilin) where she worked in the fields. Liu Sanjie was well known in Liuzhou for her great singing voice. She would always sing while she worked in the fields. Most of her songs were about the repression felt by her and the farmers from the local landlords who over taxed them. She had to leave Liuzhou for her own safety and came to Yangshuo on a bamboo raft and settled here.
Yangshuo's farmers also had problems with their landlord and Liu Sanjie took up singing against them. The local landlord had her kidnapped, but she escaped after the local farmers staged an uprising against the landlord. The locals agreed with the landlord that they did not have to pay taxes if they could sing better than the landlord, something which they always did.
Then under the Big Banyan tree, Liu Sanjie tossed her love ball to her loved one, which he accepted and they lived happily ever after.
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