Sanjie Liu Above-Water Park

Sanjie Liu Above-Water ParkSanjie Liu Above-water Park, named after the well-known movie Liu Sanjie (Third Sister Liu) is actually a river reach from Yangshuo County to Puyi Village. Located along the lower part of Li River , the park is 12 miles long and covers an area of 15 square miles on the adjacent riverbanks.

The park offers spectacular natural sceneries as beautiful as any of the other tourist attractions of Guilin. You can see green mountains, limpid river waters, lush bamboo groves and peaceful fields and gardens. Opportunities for cultural experiences are plentiful. For example, you can listen to singing in the antiphonal style by 'Liu Sanjie', watch the special performance of fish catching, and enjoy the ethnic dancing and marriage customs of the Zhuang ethnic minority.

Natural landscapes in Sanjie Liu Above-water Park are plentiful and some of the areas are named based on their various shapes while others are named for some ancient stories. 'Dragons Welcoming Guests', 'Shutong Hill', 'Hill of Thumb', 'Hill of a Lion', 'Hill of Zhuangyuan' (winner of the national examination in ancient times), 'Hill of Tiger's Head', 'Hill of the Eight Immortals' are all worth a visit.

Of all these natural landscapes, the most spectacular is the theatre of Liu Sanjie opera, located near the Shutong Hill. With the glasslike water reflecting the mountains, the scenery here is regarded as the most beautiful of all the Guilin landscapes. Because of the majestic scenery and elegant surroundings, it was chosen by the famous film director Zhang Yimo as the best site to film the well-known movie Liu Sanjie.
 

Sanjie Liu Above-Water ParkAs an outdoor opera, Liu Sanjie opera perfectly combines the splendid natural scenes with the widely-known Liu Sanjie folklores, displaying for the audience a wonderful 'painting' of landscape with profound human elements. The opera usually begins before nightfall and lasts for approximately 100 minutes. Nearly 600 actors, many of whom are local fishermen, attend the opera and 3,000 audiences can be admitted.

Traveling in Sanjie Liu Above-water Park, visitors will have a chance to partake in a wide range of activities including rowing the dragon boats, sailing bamboo rafts, and catching fish and shrimp. Visitors can even try out their acting skills by playing a role in the opera.

Admission Fee: CNY 160 for adult
Children between 1.1 meters (3.6 feet) and 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) are admitted at half-price.
Children below 1.1 meters are free of charge.
Opening Hours: 09:30 - 10:30 (Visitors have to board the cruise ships at Yangshuo Waishi Pier near the end of the West Street).
Transportation: Take battery cars in Yangshuo
Note: 
           1. It takes about 3 to 4 hours to finish the whole journey (Yangshuo to Liugong Village in Puyi County).    
           2. The cruise ships don't stop during the journey and the visitors are not allowed to get off before reaching the terminal. 
           3. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Li River and wonderful scenery at the riverbanks by hiking or bicycle.

Further Reading:
Impression on Sanjie Liu    Li River

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