Naxi Ancient Music and Dance Show
The Naxi People, who have inhabited Lijiang for a long time, have their distinct Dongba Culture, while also absorbing the essence of other ethnic groups in the region. Dongba Culture is religion-based, involving every aspect of locals’ daily life. Amongst them, the Naxi ancient music and dance are two pearls in the mysterious Dongba Culture.
Naxi Concert Hall
Every night, a wonderful concert plays in this hall. The melodious Naxi music is performed by a group of local senior musicians who are more than 60 years old on average. Unfortunately, the rare art form is already on the brink of being lost. The other highlight of the concert is the brilliant running commentary of Xuan Ke in fluent English and Chinese.
The Dongba Palace
In comparison to the performances at the Concert Hall, the performance in Dongba Palace attracts a great deal of audiences with its grand scenes, intriguing theme, and delicate production. The gorgeous live performance of the Mountain and River Show, which involves the unique customs, daily life and fairy tales of Naxi People, is a must-see. Additionally, there are some other wonderful exotic performances in the palace daily.
Lijiang International Ethnic Cultural Exchange Center
The Mountain and River Show played in the center attracts a great number of travelers every night. This show is a comprehensive living theater, including not only Naxi ancient music but also the traditional custom of local ethnic minorities.
A large number of bars, decorated in different styles, are another highlight of Lijiang. Xinhua Street in Old Town is a street famous for its local bars. Every night, travelers from around the world get together here, exchanging stories and enjoying the environment. Departing from the reinforced concrete building architectural design in larger cities, most of the bars here are two-storied wooden constructions. the nightlife of Lijiang is as rich and varied as visitorsí expectations. Consider:
Le Petit Paris
Address: 111 Cuiwen Duan, Xinhua Street, the Old Town
Address: 123 Cuiwen Duan Xinhua Street, the Old Town
Address: 8 Cuiwen Duan, Xinhua Street, the Old Town
Neighbour of the Sun
Address: 6 Shuangshi Section, Xinhua Street, the Old Town
Address: 80 Mishi Xiang, Xinyi Street, the Old Town
Address: 32 Mishi Xiang, Xinyi Street, the Old Town
Address: 3 Baidui Fang, Xinyi Street, the Old Town
Address: 6 Baisui Fang, Xinyi Street, the Old Town
Left Bank Café
Address: in the mid-section of Baisui Fang, Xinyi Street, the Old Town
Ni Ya Gallery
Address: 9 Baisui Fang, Xinyi Street, the Old Town