Enduring Memories of Hangzhou (Impression West Lake)

Written by ivana Updated Nov. 1, 2023

"Enduring Memories of Hangzhou", staged on West Lake, this beautiful show is a creation of none other than the esteemed director Zhang Yimou, globally lauded for his orchestration of the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing opening and closing ceremonies.

The evolution of this spectacular show into "Enduring Memories of Hangzhou" traces back to the G20 Summit in 2016, where the revised performance cast a spell of enchantment on global leaders and diplomats. Paying homage to the original "Impressions West Lake", this reimagined rendition enhances the dream-like aura, promising both domestic and international audiences an unforgettable soiree of lyrical storytelling.

The name "Enduring Memories of Hangzhou" is derived from a verse by the renowned Tang Dynasty poet, Bai Juyi: "Of all the memories of the south of the Yangtze, the most memorable is Hangzhou." Couched within Bai Juyi's words is a sentiment that embodies the essence of this spectacle - the creation of unforgettable memories. It was hoped that world leaders and diplomats attending the 2016 G20 Summit would take with them beautiful recollections of Hangzhou, of the Summit, and feel moved to revisit those memories, to return to Hangzhou one day.

Set 3 centimeters below the water surface, the unique stage offers an immersive and transformative experience, an invitation for audiences to join in a sweet thousand-year dream draped in the legends and folklore of Hangzhou. The backdrop, comprising the lake and its surroundings illuminated by hundreds of lights, offers a visually magnificent performance. Every seat within the special concealable auditorium promises an intimate view of this spectacle that unfolds like a melodious symphony incorporating light, music, and intricate dance numbers.

Locations and Show Times

Ticket Prices

There are various seating options available for the show. 

Ticket Types Prices Descriptions
Regular Seats 360RMB(approximately 51USD) Areas A1-A5, C1, C2, and Waterside Zone
VIP Seats 400RMB(approximately 56USD) Premium seats in the middle section (Areas A2, A3, A4)
Venerable Seats 680RMB(approximately 95USD) Premium seats at the front with the best view. Limited to 18 seats

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