It’s an open-air show about life in Lijiang long ago, using Jade Dragon Snow Mountain as a backdrop
Synergy of Humanity by EC Tong. Photograph by Eng Chung Tong
Last autumn, I travelled with a group of friends from Malaysia to Yunnan province in China.
It is a beautiful region, significantly less polluted than cities such as Beijing and rich in mountains, lakes, rice terraces and gorges.
We visited Shangri-La City, Dali, the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the Lijiang national park, where I took this shot.
We were there for a day. We spent the morning seeing the sights of the park, and in the afternoon we went to watch the Impression Lijiang show.
It is an open-air theatre performance of song and dance by one of the top directors in China, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers).
It depicts daily life in the area a long time ago. The actors are cast from the Naxi, Bai, Yi and other local ethnic minority tribes.