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Nightlife in Yangshuo

Praised as the "Paradise of Petty Bourgeois" in China, nightlife in Yangshuo is colorful with varied and great funs. Whatever way you choose to enjoy the night, you'll always feel thrill and brilliant.

For night show appreciation, Impression Sanjie Liu can always be the NO.1 recommendation. Starting at 8:00pm every night and lasts for about 90 minutes, Impression Sanjie Liu is directed by the famous director Zhang Yimou since 2004 and be regarded as the one of the top shows in China. Using natural hills and rivers as its stage and background, it tells the love story of Sanjie Liu, while it gives the audience some impressive ideas and information of different local ethnic minority groups like Zhuang, Yao, Miao and Dong.

As for a special local night fun, Cormorant Fishing will bring you fancy experience. Cormorant is a kind of large fish-catching bird with black furs. It has long neck and it can dive and stay under water for long time. It is searching the fish while it is under water. Watching cormorant fishing is quite worthwhile for people who are interested in fishing and want to know the real local fisherman’s life. Normally, the cormorant fishing happens only in the evening as the fisherman will put an oil lamp in the front of the bamboo raft to attract the fish.

For lively activities at night, Yangshuo West Street is filled with bars and cafes along the whole street. Drifters Café, Buffalo Bar, Rock’n Grill Café, 7th Heaven Cafe, the Romantic Bar, the Si If Bar, the TinTin Bar, the Blue Bird Bar and so on are very popular and gather tourists from all over the world. The lights and bustle, mixed with the sounds and sights of different languages and cultures, make for a unique and interesting experience.

For peace and quiet, you can take a short walk from West Street to the Li River. Sitting on the riverbank, it is easy to become engrossed in the simple beauty by looking at the golden fishing lights on hundreds of floating bamboo rafts and the rolling spindrifts in the river.

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What to Nightlife

Impression Sanjie Liu

This famous water and light show in Yangshuo had its premier in 2004 and is regarded as one of the top shows in China. It is a must and one of the most important attractions for all the tourists in Yangshuo. The show – Impression Sanjie Liu was created and directed by legendar ...


Cormorant Fishing

Cormorant fishing is a traditional fishing method in which fishermen use trained cormorants to fish the rivers and lakes of China. In Guilin area, the Li River has a long history of Cormorant Fishing. Normally the cormorant fishing happens only in the evening as the fisherman w ...