The Impression Show series, created by renowned Chinese filmmaker and director Zhang Yimou, is a collection of large-scale outdoor performances that showcase the beauty and cultural heritage of various locations in China. Each show combines stunning visuals, elaborate sets, captivating music, and synchronized choreography to create immersive experiences for the audience. From the famous "Impression Liu Sanjie" in Yangshuo to "Impression West Lake" in Hangzhou, these shows highlight the unique characteristics of their respective settings, incorporating elements of history, culture, and traditional arts. With their grandeur and beauty, the Impression Show series has become a must-see attraction, offering spectators a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Chinese arts and landscapes.
Impression Liu Sanjie (印象刘三姐)
"Impression Liu Sanjie," a mesmerizing sound and light show, debuted on March 24, 2004, in Yangshuo. It marked the inception of the renowned "Impression" series. Set against the backdrop of the Li River, the open-air theater hosts a cast of 600 performers, including actors, singers, and dancers. The majestic limestone hills along the river are bathed in vibrant hues, creating a truly awe-inspiring spectacle. Through captivating music, the show narrates the tales of the Guangxi ethnic groups and their connection to the river. Yangshuo boasts abundant tourist attractions, from its picturesque hills, charming villages, and meandering waterways to its captivating rice terraces. With its ever-changing beauty, Yangshuo is a year-round destination worth exploring.
Show times: 19:45(first performance), 21:10(first performance)
Duration: approximately 60 minutes
Address: No. 1 Tianyuan Road, Yangshuo, Guilin, 桂林阳朔县田园路1号
Price: CNY198 / CNY268 / CNY368 / CNY628 / CNY828
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"Impression Lijiang" is an awe-inspiring outdoor performance amidst snow-capped mountains, showcasing nature's essence and local ethnic heritage. At 3,100 meters high, it offers a profound experience. With a cast of non-professional performers, including resilient men from diverse ethnic groups and ordinary farmers, over 500 actors create a breathtaking spectacle with raw movements and heartfelt songs. The show is divided into six parts, unveiling Dongba culture, the Tea Horse Ancient Road, and the vibrant customs of the Naxi people, captivating audiences with its beauty and cultural richness.
Show Time: 13:20; 14:50
Length: 70 minutes (approx.)
Address: Blue Moon Valley Theater in Ganhaizi, Yulong Snow Mountain, Lijiang City (丽江市玉龙雪山甘海子蓝月谷剧场)
Ticket price: CNY280 / CNY346
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Impression West Lake (Enduring Memory of Hangzhou)
"Impression West Lake" was added in to the "Impression" series, following "Impression Liu Sanjie" and "Impression Lijiang." Inspired by the rich history, culture, and scenic beauty of West Lake, the show explores ancient folk legends and myths from Hangzhou. It vividly portrays the cultural and historical essence of West Lake while utilizing advanced technology to recreate the mesmerizing "West Lake rain," capturing the natural allure of rain and its connection to the lake.
Show Time: 19:30; 21:00
Duration: about 50 minutes
Attraction: 82 Beishan Road, opposite to Yuefei Temple and Shangri-la Hotel 北山路82号，岳飞庙和香格里拉斜对面
Tickets: CNY360 / CNY400 / CNY680
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Impression · Hainan Island(印象海南岛)
The spectacular live show "Impression · Hainan Island" is the latest creation by acclaimed director Zhang Yimou and his "Impression · Iron Triangle" team, following their success with the Olympic Games opening ceremony. Combining fashion, leisure, and romance, the show presents the true essence of Hainan Island's island charm, leisure culture, and the romantic ambiance of its coconut city. Through innovative artistry and a wealth of artistic elements, it offers visitors a fresh and immersive cultural tourism experience.
Show Time: 20:30-21:45
Duration: about 75 minutes
Attraction: Impression Theater, 160 Binhai Avenue, Xiuying District, Haikou. 海口秀英区滨海大道160号印象剧场Tickets: CNY168 / CNY238 / CNY588
Impression Dahongpao (印象大红袍)
Impression Dahongpao is a captivating live performance set in Mount Wuyi, China. It immerses the audience in the rich tea culture and heritage of the region, combining stunning scenery, masterful storytelling, and artistic performances. The show highlights the history and craftsmanship of Dahongpao tea, showcasing its origins and various tea-making techniques. It also weaves a compelling love story between the King and the Princess. With a central seating area that rotates 360 degrees in 5 minutes, a record-breaking 12,000-meter-long stage, and 15 integrated movie screens, Impression Dahongpao offers an immersive cinematic experience. It is hailed as the visually stunning gem of the Impression Series, resonating with the cultural essence of the Central Plains and captivating audiences with Chinese fantasy and martial arts elements.
Show Time: 19:30-20:40 (First performance), 21:00-22:10 (Second performance).
Address: Impression Dahongpao Theater in Wuyi Mountain Sangu Resort 武夷山三姑度假区印象大红袍剧场
Tickets: CNY238 / CNY298 / CNY688
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Beijing part of the esteemed "Impression Series", "Impression Putuo" has enthralled audiences at this sacred Buddhist site for over a decade. With a rotating 360° seating arrangement and state-of-the-art 3D technology, the production immerses viewers in mesmerizing Buddhist narratives against the backdrop of Mount Putuo. It invites contemplation of profound truths and bestows blessings. Whether on a pilgrimage or for sightseeing, "Impression Putuo" is a must-visit destination at Mount Putuo. has enthralled audiences at this sacred Buddhist site for over a decade. With a rotating 360° seating arrangement and state-of-the-art 3D technology, the production immerses viewers in mesmerizing Buddhist narratives against the backdrop of Mount Putuo. It invites contemplation of profound truths and bestows blessings. Whether on a pilgrimage or for sightseeing, "Impression Putuo" is a must-visit destination at Mount Putuo.
Show Time: 20:00
Duration: 70 mins
Address: Impression Putuo Theater, Zhujiajian, Putuo District, Zhoushan
Tickets: CNY288/ CNY388/ CNY688 / CNY3800
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Impression Show of Wulong (印象武隆)
The Impression Show of Wulong tells the story of local culture through dance, music, acrobatics, and visual effects. With a large cast and rich heritage, it showcases the harmony between humans and nature while depicting customs, legends, and folk tales. A mesmerizing experience that celebrates Wulong's cultural identity.
Time: 19:30; 21:30
Duration: about 70 mins
Venue: Taoyuan Grand Canyon, Xiannvshan Town, Wulong County, Chongqing
Tickets: CNY238 / CNY338 / CNY588 / CNY888
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