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A hidden gem in Lijiang old town!! True Intangible cultural heritage in Lijiang!!

This is a very unique music concert, which happens daily 8-9:30pm. 1. Century old music lyrics 2... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
Macau, China
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Don't miss this unique and wonderful orchestra of elderly gentlemen playing interesting and... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Jane D
Melbourne, Australia
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Naxi Ancient music hall, Sifang Steet, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 3, 2014

In the matriarchal society of the Naxi, we are told that the main job of the men is to look after the children and play music. Which sounds like a pretty good deal to me. This may go some way to explaining how it is...More

2  Thank RBM056
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Reviewed June 26, 2015

I wanted to see this performance because of all the rave reviews, and I felt it would be a moving cultural experience. But at the risk of being branded a cretin, I was not enamored. In fact, I got rather bored. I appreciate the history...More

3  Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

This is a very unique music concert, which happens daily 8-9:30pm. 1. Century old music lyrics 2. Century old musical instruments 3. Over 6 musicians are over 80 years old The concert is facing fierce competition from modern technology entertainment venue. The music band composed...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Don't miss this unique and wonderful orchestra of elderly gentlemen playing interesting and haunting music from the Han and Tang Dynasties, mainly on ancient instruments. The orchestra has travelled the world to acclaim and performs nightly, but sadly when we were there there were only...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a great chance to listen to traditional Naxi music, as well as learn a bit about it. There are ensemble and solo pieces (that give a better indication of the individual qualities of each musical instrument), and I preferred the latter but it...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

This music is a dying art and the members of the band are mostly elderly. It seems that this is not as popular as it used to be but this kind of thing should be supported. The music was varied and so beautiful. The host...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is my 2nd visit, a decade apart before there was "Impression Lijiang". That was a full house then and tonight it's less than 30% full. The music is as good, well reserved materials since Tang and Song Dynasty. Mr Xuan, leader of the band...More

Thank pppbjisisko
Reviewed May 3, 2016

The daily concert of Naxi Music is one of the most remarkable things I have ever heard. Ancient songs played on antique instruments by very elderly musicians, who buried their instruments to preserve them during the cultural revolution. I promise you, you have never heard...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed April 26, 2016

The music performed by the Naxi Orchestra is a phenomenal experience. The performers, who are carrying an ancient cultural torch forward, play music from past dynasties on antique instruments.

1  Thank Debra D
Reviewed March 29, 2016

We absolutely wanted to attend a performance by the Naxi Orchestra. Many of the musicians are above 70, some above 80 and the oldest 84 years of age. The program consists of very old ceremonial music pieces, which may not appeal to everyone. Yet, we...More

1  Thank LadyA_9228
Reviewed July 10, 2015

The owner of the guest house I stayed at suggested this show and I was happy to go to the show. It has many musical instruments that are local so the sounds are new to the ear. They explain the show before it starts this...More

Thank Asiantraveler53
Reviewed July 7, 2015

All of local people know the Dayan Naxi Ancient Concert, it is a window show Naxi minority's splendid cultural to the world. the funder of concert Mr Xuanke is a famous people in china.

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