Impression West Lake

Last updated by fabiowzgogo at 2016/7/20

“Impressions of West Lake” is a fantastic performance about a love story. It is based on the background of the natural scenery of West Lake. The landscape performance is created by Zhang Yimou, Wang Chaoge and Fan Yue, the “Iron Triangle” director team in China. The shocking background music is made by Kitaro, the famous Japan musician, and the lead singer is Zhang Liangyin, a young pop singer in China.

A Magnificent Show

It is definitely a magnificent show with a tremendous music, culture and history set on the stunning backdrop of West Lake. The show is performed on a stage just a little lower than the surface of the lake. It gives a impression to the audience that the dancers are walking on the water.

The lighting effects are attractive. With the colorful light bright during the show, dancing on the surface of the lake appears particularly prominent. Visitors should know about the story before watching the show. Or the things can be enjoyed are the lighting effects, shocking music and the dance, not the whole picture of the show.

Love Story

The show is divided into five parts. The first part is the meeting of the protagonists. The following part shows how they fall in love with each other. Love is sweet but always imperfect. The girl becomes a white crane and is dying. The loves have to separate with each other.

The hero goes back to the place where he meets the heroine in act IV. All the beautiful memories, regrets and helpless comes out of the hero’s mind. The last part is the impression of West Lake. It is not only the graceful background where the protagonists encounter with each other, but a fantasy exists in everyone’s heart.


By using the high-tech method of performance, audiences will find the most beautiful moment of West Lake. The fluttered willow in springtime, the good smell of the lotus in summer, the bright moon at night on mid-autumn time and the snowy West Lake in winter. There are many legend of West Lake. After enjoying the performance, visitors are attracted to more myths and legends

Special Local Product

West Lake Longjing Tea is the symbolized product in Hangzhou. Taste the savory and mellow tea to feel the charm scenery of West Lake. There are some delicious dishes. West Lake Fish in Vinegar Gravy, West Lake Mallard, West Lake Beef Soup and West Lake Crisp Fish are local specialties.

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How to Get There?

From the airport: Take a taxi to the performance stage. It is about 15Yuan.
From the Hangzhou train station: Take bus K7、K27 to the Yue Temple stop.
From the east train station and the east bus station: Take bus No. 28 to the affiliated high school of Zhejiang university and transfer to the bus No. 81 to Yue Temple.

Ticket Price:

The prices vary from different section of auditorium:
A1-A4、Section C: 260Yuan
A2 (row 6-8): 260Yuan
A2 and A3 (the first 5 rows): 280Yuan
VIP seats nearest the water: 350Yuan
VIP seats on the first floor of the big barge: 450Yuan
Luxury seats on the upper floor of the big barge: 600Yuan

Opening Hours:

The first stage: 19:15 to 20:25
The second stage: 20:45 to 21:55
Caution: Please enter 1 hour in advance and it is not allowed to check the ticket after the show begins after 10 minutes.

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