Top 3 evening activities in Guilin

For travelers to China, nighttime options seem to be largely restricted to bars, cafes or shopping. But actually, each city has its own specific evening activities. In Guilin, the night life will be never dull; below listed 3 popular programs for recommendation to enrich your stay.

Four Lakes Night Cruise

The Lijiang River, Taohua River, Shahu Lake, Ronghu Lake, Guihu Lake and Mulong Lake are connected together in Guilin downtown, which thus make the round-the city water system known as "Two Rivers and Four Lakes". Travelers can take a cruise boat on the circuit for about one hour in the daytime or at night. However evening cruise is actually more rewarding. Bridges, buildings and pagodas are beautifully illuminated along the shoreline; and folk performances provide entertainment to those on board.

Guilin Four Lakes night cruise

Impression Sanjie Liu show

Sanjie Liu is honored as the "Song Fairy" in the Zhuang minority folklore. Based on her legendary story, Impression Liu Sanjie in Yangshuo was created by the famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou, the man responsible for Beijing 2008 Olympics Opening ceremony. Boundless sky and 12 karst peaks about 2km along Li River compose the stage of mountain and river backdrops. More than 600 actors and actress are involved in the 70 minute performance. The classical Sanjie Liu's folk songs and exotic fishing culture get shown at the world's largest natural theater.

Impression Sanjie Liu

Cormorant Fishing

Set amongst Karst Mountains, cormorant fishing is the iconic image to be seen on the Li River. As a traditional fishing technique, it has existed nearly for over one thousand years in Yangshuo; and now, visitors enjoy watching it as an evening show to spend nightlife in Yangshuo. As the sun set, the fishermen lighten the lantern on the raft and a cormorant fishing show begins. The fish are attracted to the light from the lamp, and the trained cormorants catch the fish and bring them to the raft.

Cormorant Fishing in Yangshuo

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