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Impression Westlake Show Ticket(Enduring Memories of Hangzhou)

Impression Westlake Show Ticket(Enduring Memories of Hangzhou)

Avenue: Yuehu Lake Scenic Area
Address: Yuehu Lake Scenic Area, West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Daily First Show: 19:45-20:45 (Mar.- Sep.) , 19:15-20:15 (Oct.- Dec.) 
Second Show(TBA.): 21:15-22:15 
If the booking more than 10 tickets,you can get a free bus pick up service from your hotel in down to the impression show avenue!

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General Introduction
Impression West Lake is one of the representatives created by Zhang Yimou who is Chinese 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 one of Chinese top live-action performances strongly featured by the local culture and unique charm of Hangzhou West Lake. It is nationwide famous for its dreamlike show and fantastic elegance. Actually,the visitors in Hangzhou are unexceptionally eager to watch this life-size performance, because it is one mingled and charming show of Hangzhou culture and history. Impression West Lake is the third performance (the first and the second live-action performance made by them are Impression Liu Sanjie and Impression Lijiang River) shown initially in 2007. 

Yuehu Lake Scenic Area is the venue of Impression West Lake. There is a retractable and moveable platform to hold 1800 audiences at the south of Yuehu Lake Tower. With the combination of live environment and high-end technologies, Impression West Lake extends varied marvelous visual appeal to audience in accordance with the natural changes. Yuehu Lake Scenic Area with the surrounding forests and mountains forming the backdrop for the the story of star-crossed lovers. The whole performance equipments are environmentally friendly. The actors’ performance is shown on the water of West Lake. It is not opera, dream or party but thousands of years show.

New Era For The Impression West Lake Show(Enduring Memories of Hangzhou)

The new show Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, is upgraded by the team led by famous director Zhang Yimou. The upgraded show maintains 80% of the original program content and benefits from a new audio system which has been installed to delight audiences from all over the world.The name of the show is quoted from a very famous poem written by Bai Juyi ( 772 - 846 ), the great poet, litterateur and politician in Chinese Tang Dynasty ( 618 - 907 ). He used to be the mayor of Hangzhou, and was respected and loved by the local people since he did a lot work to make them live better. The new show "Enduring Memories of Hangzhou" was performed for world leaders on September 4th in China for the G20 Summit.“Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” later made its public debut in October, attracting huge audiences to the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. 

This culture fusion performance of East and West, featuring a symphony orchestra and gala on water, is a unique outdoor concert in a natural setting.  Through a significant feat of engineering, the stage platform lies centimeters below the West Lake’s surface.  To the audience, the actors appear to be performing on the surface of the water, which also creates a stunning reflection of the performance and lighting.  The entire stage, covering an area of 8,000 square meters divided into three main performance zones spaced significantly apart, posed a great challenge for the monitor system setup.

Act 1 : Spring River in the Flower Moon Night
One of the most unique poems of the Tang dynasty, "Spring River in the Flower Moon Night" is included in virtually all historical surveys of Tang poetry.And this poem has inspired numerous later artworks. The composer Peng Xiuwen created a piece of orchestral music with the same name, which has since entered the classical repertoire for the traditional Chinese instrument guzheng.

Act 2: Dance of Picking Tea Leaves
Among the Chinese dances, the folk dance is the greatest in number, the most extensive and the deepest into life, and the closest to everyone's daily life.The soft music and graceful dancing, as well as the cheerful and warm atmosphere, vividly represent the unique labor involved in traditional tea picking in Hangzhou. 

Act 3: A Tale of the Chinese Romeo and Juliet
Based on the Chinese folk tale 'Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai', this romantic tragedy portrays 'Romeo and Juliet' from a distinctly Chinese angle, with its two star-crossed lovers facing the obstacle of a class-based arranged marriage and the archaic idea that "a virtuous woman is one without any talent."

Act 4: High Mountains and Flowing Waters
One of the most historically famous Chinese musical compositions, High Mountains and Flowing Water, describes the virility, depth, decency and nobleness of the mountain, and the harmony between the flowing water and the high mountain. It evokes scenery of a fresh spring cheerfully flowing down the high mountain, while the surf is blowing up mischievously.

Act 5: Ballet Swan Lake
This act moves the famous Russian Ballet Swan Lake to the West Lake. It was a greeting to the world famous Ballet Dance.And it was the first time s Ballet Dance on a real lake with water. 

Act 6: My country and I
This national famous song in china express the love to hometown and to the country. Welcome to the most beautiful city in China - Hangzhou. 

Act 7: Moon Light
Since ancient times, the moon has been the eternal theme of Chinese literature and the inspiration for countless poets, which can be seen in numerous descriptions of the moon in Chinese poems. In China, the full moon has a long association with family reunion. Hence, viewing the full moon with friends and family has become a traditional custom.

Act 8: The Unforgettable Jasmine Flower
This famous song was played in the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympic games and the Hongkong Handover ceremony. It includes the typical Chinese cultural element and known worldwide, so is honored as the second Chinese anthems.

Act 9: Ode to Joy
The show will reach its ends with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy. The heaven on earth-Hangzhou!

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Ticket Pricing

Type of the Seats

Published Price

Price in USD

Child Price

Ordinary Seats 

RMB 360

USD 54

USD 33

VIP Seats (Highly Recommend,in the right front of the Show)

RMB 400

USD 59

USD 38

Child Policy:

? "Child Price", as shown in the above table for child over 1 meter and under 1.3 meters, seat is available.
No charge for children under 1 meter in height, provided that the child does not occupy a seat. If the child occupies a seat, the price is the same as adult ticket price .
? Full fare must be paid for children over 1.3 meters tall.
? Child policy is depending on child's height not on child's age.

Impression West Lake Booking Tips

Click the above "Book Now" button, please select a ticket class,date, type of seat in the booking table, then we will reply you back within 1 hours to double check the details. Later, we will require all the full names, and passport No. of the person who will attend the show. Make payment online by Paypal, then you will get a ticket confirmation voucher within 6 hours

Ticket Confirmation Voucher:
After make payment online to us, the Ticket confirmation voucher will be sent to you via email.

How to get show ticket(s)?
You will get show ticket(s) by displaying your passport and ticket confirmation voucher to the theatre staffs at the ticket office, and they will help you to find the seat.

If it is fully booked, what can we do?
With a long-term contract with Impression West Lake operator, we can hold seats till 6:00 pm every show day. If it is already fully booked on the required day, we will inform you via email as soon as possible, ask if you need to change a show day, or need 100% refund.

100% Refund Guarrantee:
Thousands of our clients have paid through PayPal to book tickets in this way. In case when we find out the tickets have been sold out on the day you required, we guarantee to send 100% refund to your Paypal account immediately.

Urgent Booking:
You can directly contact us by Email or call 0086-13735411378 to make a urgent booking.

Transportation Guide- How to get to the Impression Westlake Show venue?
1.From Hangzhou International Airport: Airport Bus to Aviation Ticking Office, then take a taxi to the show avenue (about 15RMB)

2.From Hangzhou Railway Station: Take K7 or K27 to Yue Fei Temple Stop

3.From East Railway Station: Take No.28 Bus to ZheDaFuZhong Stop, then take No.81 Bus to Yue Fei Temple Stop

4.From East Coach Station: Take No.28 Bus to ZheDaFuZhong Stop, then take No.81 Bus to Yue Fei Temple StopIf 

5.By Taxi: Tell the driver to take you to "Yuefei Temple(In chinese:??" or "Shangeri-la Hotel (In chinese:??????". The show venue is at the opposite of the temple and hotel.

How to Get the Ticket?
1. Book the tickets on line and receive our confirmation email
After you book and pay the tickets, you will receive a confirmation letter by email about the booking code.Print it out or take a picture of the booking code. 

2. Show your passport and the booking code to get the tickets on the show day.
Bring all your passport(s) and the booking code on the show day to get the ticket(s) at the counter of the ticket office at 19:00, Please arrive at the ticket office half an hour before show starts in case the long line!

Emergency Phone Number: +86 13735411378

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Director of Impression West lake

Zhang Yimou, Named as one of the World Best Ten Directors at the 1995 Montreal Film Festival, Canada 

Won Lifetime Achievement Award at 1995 Hawaii International Film Festival.
Won the Outstanding Achievement Award at 1995 Colorado 
International Film Festival Chosen as one of the Twenty Great Contemporary Directors in American Entertainment Weekly, 1995. 
Chosen as one of the ten People of the Year by Time Magzine in 1998
Won Lifetime Achievement Award in the Sixth Asian Film Symposium,1999
Won the Outstanding Film Artist Award in Parma International Film Festival,2000
Chosen as the Best Foreign Film Director in 2000 by the Film Journal of 2000,Japan
Chosen as the Best Foreign Film Director by the readers of the Film Journal 2001, Japan
Won the Grand Prix at the Thirteenth Asian Cultural Festival 2002 in Fukuoka, Japan: 

Won Film Master Award: 
Jointly Presented by Mannheim Municipal Government and the 51st Mannheim International Film Festival,Germany, 2002
Won the Superstar Golden Star Award awarded by South California Film Committee, 2002.
Won the Elite Award presented by the New York Second Generation Association, 2002. 

Major production: Red Sorghum,Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, To Live, the Story of Qiu Ju, Keep Cool, Not One Less, the Road Home, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, Impression Liu Sanjie, Impression Lijiang and etc..

How to Pay for the Show Ticket? 

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Advantage:Cost only several minutes and much faster than to do so with banks in several days.
You can find a local agent near you from Western Union to deal the transfer. 

Our Western Union Account is:
City/Country: Hangzhou, People's Republic of China
Receiver Name: Zhou shan shan
First Name: Shan shan
Last Name: Zhou

KEY:The switched sequence for First Name and Last Name makes Western Union payment fail. 
Please send the Western Union Payment Control Number to us via email or fax after the payment, and inform us of the sender's full name and city/country, thank you. 

Cancellation Policy!!!

1. Cancellation due to irresistible cause like Bad Weather, Natural Disaster Coverage, facility is closed due to unforeseen circumstances, and Political Reasons.
If the show is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, power failure, major show facility breakdown, strikes, civial unrest, hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, governmental urgent bookings etc. and you had paid for prior to the event, you will receive a full refund. Hangzhouprivatetour.com cannot accept any liabilities caused by bad weather, power failure, show facility breakdown, or those political reasons. We will do our very best to contact you beforehand and as soon as we are made aware of any such cancellation. 

2. Change & Cancellation Caused by Customer
No refund for any cancellation once the tickets are reserved. 

More Related News About “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” or "Hangzhou Impression Westlake Show"

1,“Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” Returns This Week 
2,This May a New Version of Impression West Lake Steps into the Spotlight
3,New Version of Impression West Lake Unveils May 1

Most Asked Questions about Westlake Water Show

1. Is the Impression West Lake show available daily all year round?

The show is not available due to the bad weather, show facility, political reasons. Normally, the show not performance from mid-December to begin of March due to the cold weather in Hangzhou, it’s too cold for actors and actress to perform on the lake. 

2. How do I the Impression West Lake show tickets and how much are they?

You can buy the show tickets from the tickets center when you arrive (but it not sure still have tickets remain or not), you can also book online in advance. We provide Ticket Booking Service no extra service charge, there are several tickets for the show. 400RMB/ticket for VIP Seats (highly recommend); 360RMB/ticket for ordinary Seats; 680RMB for Honored Guest Seats.

3. When is the time for the show? How long is the Impression Show lasting?

Normally, the show starts 7:45pm in summer and 7:30pm in winter. Sometimes there 2 shows a day. The duration of the show is about 50 minutes.

4. Can I catch the show if I need take train back to Shanghai at night?

Yes, you still have time to watch the show before back to Shanghai. There are many trains departure from Hangzhou to Shanghai at night after 21:30pm. The show ends around 8:30pm, it takes around 30 minutes from Show place to Hangzhou east train station. The latest one is 22:39pm departs Hangzhou East Station.

5. We have booked show tickets with you, do your company provide round way transfer from our hotel in Hangzhou downtown?

Yes, we provide Hangzhou hotel & Show Avenue Round way transfer as well. If we confirmed the service, we will send you the driver’s contact and our driver will meet you at your hotel lobby with your name board. You will be transferred to the place for the show. After the show, our driver will pick you up again from the designated point and take you back to your hotel. We will arrange the vehicle according to your group size.

6. Where can I eat around the Impression show place?

There are many places to eat near the Show place, like Chinese table food, snack, western fast food (KFC, STARBUCKS) are easy to find here. You can also eat In the Jinsha Restaurant or Zhiweiguan if you want to food a good restaurant before or after the show, both restaurants are not far from the show.

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Reviewed on 08 July 2020

The show was really impressive and I think anyone visiting Hangzhou should see the show. The show is spectacular. We have seen the ‘Impression’ shows in Guilin and it was also very good. It is covered so fine to go even if raining. There is a stench in the venue and not sure if it is coming from the lake but nevertheless, the show itself was good. It may be difficult to get a ride after the show due to traffic control. Best bet to do a short walk to Shanghai-La hotel and try to get a taxi from there. A relaxing respite after a day of heavy travel. Allowed us to slow down and soak in the local culture.

Reviewed on 08 July 2020

I have tried to contact my hotel, and they are not responding. If I purchase the tickets online on your website, passport number and payment by Paypal in advanced are required? And how much is the Impression west lake show?

Replied:08 July 2020

We are one of the offical ticket agent of Impression westlake show in Hangzhou. You can purchase tickets through our website. It is in English and has all details of how to purchase tickets, make payment and a seating layout to decide which seats to buy. After the payment, we will email a booking code to you which you can show at the ticket window to collect the tickets. All the bookings need passport details even you buy the tickets at the office in the town. And dont worry, your privacy is under protected. Advanced payment is required to secure the booking incase sold out. For the ticket price, we check the page above. Thanks! 

Pratha Australia
Reviewed on 02 July 2020

We are staying in Shanghai. How far out is Hangzhou from Shanghai. Do we get rides out there and then return at night or stay in Hangzhou if we want to watch the Impression Westlake?

Replied:02 July 2020

We would highly recommend spending more than part of a day in Hangzhou. It is a beautiful city well worth exploring. Many of our clients were regretted only having part of a day and an overnight before heading out the next morning. If you are tight on schedule, you also can watch the show before heading back to Shanghai by the high speed train. (You can take the train leaves for Shanghai after 9:30pm)

Eric & Ellen Vath USA
Reviewed on 02 July 2020

Is it necessary to go to the show with a guide on a tour? Did anyone go alone or privately? I have heard that it is difficult to catch a taxi after the show? We do not speak Chinese. I was thinking of staying at the Wyndham Royal and walking back from the show. Do-able? We don't mind walking but want to be safe while walking back along the lake after the first show. Thank you!

Replied:02 July 2020

It is not necessary to hire a guide if only for the show, as you can buy the ticket in the ticket counter or book the show tickets online with us, and if you want to walk back to your hotel along the lakeside (It takes around 30 minutes from the show p;ace to your hotel), it is absolutely safe even in the evening. It's a pleasant activity to walk along the westlake. Or you can walk to the Shangrila hotel to get a taxi which will be easier than get a taxi on the road after the show.

Jill Fischer
Reviewed on 29 October 2019

Good performance, lighting, and music are amazing. A little bit cold and windy at night (autumn on october). Bring a jacket. Would highly recommend getting the VIP seat tickets instead since you're already there. the non VIP seats are at the sides and the majority of the seats are actually VIP seats! The booking was easy and it was very easy to get the show tickets.

Mr. Sekhar Sarkar
Reviewed on 21 October 2019

Absolutely stunning show! One of the best things I've seen in my life. I totally recommend it to anyone visiting Hangzhou. It's a must! The booking with Hangzhou Private Tour was fast and easy. Instructions were clear, the place was easy to locate. Overall, a great experience!

Ms. Cecily Fielding
Reviewed on 21 October 2019

This person will seem expensive for most ppl given that it last only 45 mins but definitely a worth while experience. Ticket exchange is seamless and fast. Admission at 7pm and show start at 7:45pm. Price difference for normal tickets and vip is not much as worth the upgrade.

Dimitris Palaio
Reviewed on 21 September 2019

Very nice and unforgettable show that deserves appreciation from everyone. Great details and effort put into the show. I was impressed. Very good location. The booking with Hangzhou Private Tour was quite easy. I will recommend this company for my friends.

Stephen M Johnson
Reviewed on 21 September 2019

It was raining on that day we were there but the actors and Actresses were impressive! Very good. Recommend to anyone who visits Hangzhou. It was a good show with the spectacular lights and cultural dance and songs. A little disappointment that some one sit behind me has made a lot of noise from beginning until the end of the show. I heard that he was recording the show.

Rosie Hohepa
Reviewed on 20 September 2019

The show was simply amazing and very worth the money. The booking with Hangzhou Private tour was quite easy. Easy collection process - just go to the ticket office.They even emailed me a day or 2 before the show to assure my booking.


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