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West Lake Hangzhou
  • City Name:
    Hangzhou (Chinese: 杭州, Pinyin: Hángzhōu)
  • Population :
  • Area :
    16,596 square km (6,406.1 sq mile)
  • Overview:
    Hangzhou is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. It is often known as one of the most beautiful cities in China.
Staged entirely upon the West Lake (a stage has been built 3 centimeters below the surface), Impression West Lake is a spectacle of light, music, dance and theatrics. The great show contributes visitors a fascinated outdoor performance as well as a great chance to experience the beauty of China. The story is based on a Hangzhou legend. Using the lake and its surroundings as props, lights and hundreds of actors create a sensational performance.


Show time

Daily 19:30-20:30 (Mar., Apr., Nov., Dec..), 19:45-20:45 (Other months.)

Notice: The show is temporarily closed from 17/12/2018 to 9/3/2019 due to weather condition and facility maintenance.


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Hangzhou city lies in Zhejiang Province, about 200km from Shanghai. "In heaven, there is paradise; on earth, it's Suzhou and Hangzhou". This popular saying captures very well the charm of Hangzhou. Marco Polo once said that Hangzhou was the most beautiful city he had ever seen in his life. Hangzhou's fame mainly lies in its picturesque West Lake, also known as Xi Hu.


Zhang Yimou is a renowned Chinese director, his films are quite well-known globally. Zhang was also the chief director of the opening ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Impression West Lake is Zhang's third Imression, the other two are Impression Liu Sanjie and Impression Lijiang. Zhang's outdoor productions are believed to be the best in the world.


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Impression West Lake is renowned Japanese composer Kitaro's soundtrack to Zhang Yimou.

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Impression West Lake - Legend of the White Snake


As the story goes, a female white snake demon, Bai Suzhen or Lady White, dreams of becoming a goddess. So she takes on mortal form and steps into the human world. On the broken bridge of the West Lake, she meets a handsome scholar Xu Xian, who saved her life in the previous life. The two fall in love and get married.


A monk intervenes in order to save the scholar's soul and casts Lady White into a deep well at the Leifeng Pagoda.

Over time, the tale has evolved from a horror story to one of romance. Together with other legends of the lake, it rests quietly in every corner within the landscape.


Set around Su Causeway and Curved Yard and Lotus Pool, on the water of Yue Lake, is the musical's natural stage.


When the night falls, colored lighting shrouds the lake, with hills and water as its backdrop.


Lady White walks across the water to meet her lover Xu Xian coming in a small boat. The stage is set three centimeters below the lake and can descend a further half a meter.


When the light fades, visitors can see fish and lotus lanterns - played by hundreds of actors - glimmer in the dark. And with the help of modern technology, a "bridge of heaven" rises into the sky, uniting the long-separated couple at end of the play.


Audiences from all parts of the world wil be fascinated by the spectacle.

According to some visitors who had enjoyed the marvelous shows:


"I'm from Taiwan. I'm deeply touched by "The legend of the White Snake". It is such a splendorous production. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else in the world."


"I'm from Poland. I'm here for the second time. It's so fantastic, so beautiful. I'm coming back once more for sure. Because each time, it's completely different. It's enormous beautify, which I adore so much."


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Type of seats Price in USD
Normal Seats 56
VIP Seats 61
Upper Floor of Boat 104


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