A must-see performance from Zhag Yimou
The now famous Liu Sanjie show in Yangshuo had its premier in 2004 and is supposed to be the biggest natural stage in the world. The Liu Sanjie show was created by Zhang Yimao, who has also created and choreographed the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and directed such famous Chinese movies as Raise the Red Lantern.
The Liu Sanjie light show outdoor amphitheatre is located about 2 km from West Street and the show is performed on the Li River itself. Twelve karst hills are illuminated, highlighting the area's natural geological wonders as a backdrop to the stage. The show can appear different each performance, as mist, rain, clouds and varying moonlight naturally alter the set of the stage. Liu Sanjie light show features more than 600 local people, who are mainly farmers, fisherman and young children from surrounding villages to perform to an audience of up to 10,000.
The show is performed every night of the week except during periods of heavy rain. The show runs Mon-Fri from 8 pm, however in high season and weekends there are two shows, one starts at 7.30 pm and the final show at 9 pm. Liu Sanjie tickets are available through Yangshuo Village Inn reception, or through travel agencies in Yangshuo. The ticket price does not include transport, but we can arrange a taxi for drop off and pick up, or you can catch an electric car from West Street in Yangshuo.
Liu Sanjie is a love story about a woman called Liu Sanjie, which means "third sister". Her voice was so beautiful that it touched everyone. Born in Liuzhuo and working as a farmer's daughter with her sister. The legend is that a warlord falls in love with Liu Sanjie but she has already fallen in love with a man from the village. The warlord does not accept this and kidnaps her but Liu Sanjie's lover and friends in the village go to free her and the couple escape living happily ever after.
While a guest at our Yangshuo hotel, make a note to see the Liu Sanjie show. It's one of the best China cultural shows and the performance is very close to the Yangshuo Village Inn. From our Yangshuo hotel, it's only a 10 minute taxi ride to Liu Sanjie show on the Li River. Our riverside retreat can help you with purchasing Liu Sanjie tickets and arrange taxi transportation from the Yangshuo Village Inn. We also have complete Yangshuo informationabout other cultural performances and activities during your stay in Yangshuo China. Liu Sanjie tickets can sometimes be difficult to get at the last minute, especially during peak tourist season in Yangshuo. The safest way is for us to book the Liu Sanjie tickets for you at no commission. On your room reservation form, you can indicate what day you want to see the Liu Sanjie show and we will book the tickets for you in advance.