With Jade Dragon Snow Mountain for a background and a strong background of Yunannese history and cultural groups to pull from, Lijiang's most popular live performance should leave a lasting impression. And yet, independent travellers mostly agree it falls flatter than the Ganhaizi valley that surrounds it. This one's squarely for the tour groups.
If you're buying tickets on-site, the ticket office opens an hour before the performance. There's not much risk of the show selling out. The ticket price does not include the ¥100 entrance fee for Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is mandatory to reach the theatre.