Impression Liu Sanjie
This show is truly spectacular. I am not understating. Opened in 2004, the show was created by the same man whoo did the opening ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. This show is every bit as amazing as the Olympics were. You probably didn't get to the Olympics but you can get to this show. It is performed every night throughout the year, except January and February. The show, "Impression Liu Sanjie" follows the plot and uses the music from the 1961 film of the same name. The actual performance takes place on the Lijiang river itself using locals for its cast. The mountains for the backdrop and are illuminated in various ways throughout the performance. This really must be seen. No pictures or videos do it justice. Quite probably the best show you will ever go to see.