With over 500 actors involved and 10 different ethnic minorities represented, the Lijiang Impression Show represents the various types of traditions, lifestyles and the unique cultures from Yunnan Province.
The 10 ethnic minorities which make up the Impression Show, including the Naxi, Bai and Yi groups, are locals from 16 towns in the surrounding area. Various aspects of each culture and ethnic minority are presented throughout the performance, all with the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background.
The Impression Show is directed by Zhang Yimou, who is also the man responsible for the direction of the Impression and Light Show in Yangshuo. The show is approximately an hour long and a few performances occur throughout the day as well as in the evening.