Entertainment in Lijiang

Local People
As the foreign-oriented tourism industry has developed in Lijiang, many new good bars and cafes have sprung up set amidst a rich cultural atmosphere. Most of them are located in the Old Town and are frequented by foreign visitors and many function not only as restaurants and bars but also as travel information centers.

The bars are generally located along the Yuhe River that winds its way through the Old Town. A quick stroll down Xinhua Jie will turn up a number of options for a drink and some camaraderie. Indulge your international urges at the Frosty Morning English Bar and Restaurant, Le Petit Paris, Sakura or the Prague Café.

Local Dance
While the bars and cafes are good fun, any visit to Lijiang should include a Naxi Ancient Music Concert. The Naxi Ancient Music Institute is the best place to catch one, although the Dongba Palace opposite the Institute also hosts numerous cultural activities and musical performances.
Naxi Ancient Music and Dance Show

Long-time inhabitants of Lijiang, the Naxi have created a unique and splendid Dongba culture while absorbing the cultural essence of other groups as well. Dongba culture is basically a religious culture that imbues every aspect of daily life. The ancient Naxi music and dance are two pearls of the mysterious Dongba culture.

One of the most popular Lijiang tour itineraries for travelers from home and abroad includes enjoying the scenic spots by day and enjoying the Naxi ancient music and dance show by night. At present, there are two venues where visitors can see the authentic Naxi music and dance show.