Yangshuo’s most spectacular after-dark event is Liu San Jie, an open-air song, dance and light spectacular put together by renowned film director Zhang Yimou. Featuring a cast of 600 local cormorant fishermen, minority women, singing children and the like, the whole affair lasts an hour, costs ¥198–680 depending on your seat and takes place about 2km downstream from town – book through your accommodation.

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