This is a nightly performance directed by Zhang Yimou (2008 Olympic fame) where a cast of more than 600 local fishermen, farmers and performers acted out a light and sound show that depicted the life story of “Liu San-Jie” or “Liu’s third sister”. The stage is actually the Li river with the multi-color karst mountains as the backdrop. It’s really impressive and my photo could not do justice to this spectacular performance. You have to see it to enjoy it.
Yangshuo is about 2-hour drive or 5-hour boat ride from Guilin. Air Asia now has direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Guilin and I could see many Malaysian tour groups there. This is a must visit part of China and although most of the tourist attractions in Guilin and Yangshuo are over-commercialized, its attraction lies on the natural wonder of this region rather than any man-made structures.