The three most famous performances in Hangzhou are the Impression West Lake Show, The Romance of Song Dynasty and Night of West Lake. They respectively display the charming aspects of West Lake and Hangzhou.
Impression West Lake
Impression West Lake is one of China's top live-action performances strongly featuring the local culture and unique charm of Hangzhou's West Lake. It is famous nationwide for its dreamlike and fantastic elegance. Visitors in Hangzhou are unexceptionally eager to watch this life-sized performance, because it is a mingled and charming show of Hangzhou culture and history. Impression West Lake is one of the cultural representations created by Zhang Yimou who is China's most famous movie director and the general director of the opening ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Wang Chaoge and Fan Yue. Impression West Lake is the third performance in the series (the first and the second live-action performance made by them are Impression Liu Sanjie and Impression Lijiang River) and was shown initially in 2007.
Performing Time: 19:15 to 20:15 (March to December) 19:45 to 20:15 (April to October)
Place: No.82, Beishan Road, opposite to Yuefei Temple and Shangri-la Hotel, Hangzhou. Stage is entirely on the Yuehu Lake, which is a natural part of West Lake
Fee: 40US dollars to 148 US dollars
The Romance of the Song Dynasty
In Hangzhou there are four must see destinations: West Lake, Tea Plantation, Temple Complex and Song Dynasty Town to see The Romance of the Song Dynasty. West Lake is a famous domestic tourist destination for its natural and historic heritage. The Tea Plantation is the best place in Hangzhou to enjoy the beauty of nature and leisure of idyllic life. The Temple Complex is a hot attraction for visitors to experience the culture of Buddhism as well as the tradition and history of Hangzhou. While The Romance of the Song Dynasty is an easy and convenient way for visitors to understand the all-encompassing charm of the tangible and intangible heritage comprised of legend, myth, love stories, tradition, history and classical lifestyles. The visitors who see this life-like performance are much impressed. To see The Romance of the Song Dynasty is an important part of a Hangzhou tour.
The Romance of the Song Dynasty boasts as being one of the three best shows around the world. The Romance of the Song Dynasty is an indoor, panorama style, large-scale performance. It is based on Hangzhou history and mythology and is intermixed with singing, dancing and acrobatics. The performance will give you a pleasant and impressive feeling and can be compared in beauty with the “Moulin Rouge” in Paris and “O Show”in Las Vegas. It is a must for tourists coming to Hangzhou.
Note: Usually there are at least 2 or 3 shows every day. Show time schedules are to be updated according to booking volume only three days before the show day. Please let us know your preferred show time from the frequent show time schedule when you book your ticket.
Performing Time: 12:40,14:00,18:00,19:20,20:40
Note: Usually there are at least 2 or 3 shows every day. Show time schedule are to be updated according to booking volume only three days before show day. Please let us know your preferred show time chosen from the frequent show time schedule when you book the ticket.
Place: Show Venue: Song Dynasty Town, No.148 Zhijiang Road, Hangzhou,China (杭州之江路148号宋城景区)
Fee: 42US dollars to 46US dollars
The Night of West Lake
Performance time: 19:15-20:15
Address:Dongpo Grand Theater, No.10, Dongpo Road, Hangzhou