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Address: No.29 Yanggongdi, Hangzhou, China
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Good but expensive - ballet on water

If you have to chose on a trip which extras to do this one is expensive for what it is and i probably wouldn't do it again. It was fun to see people walk on water as the stage is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you have to chose on a trip which extras to do this one is expensive for what it is and i probably wouldn't do it again. It was fun to see people walk on water as the stage is set under the West lake but the story line was slow. Guys won't like it, it's more of a Romeo... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The show was very pleasant and nice to watch, despite the rain starting at the start of the performance and lasting the entire duration. They provide you with ponchos should they be needed which weren't perfect, but definitely helped. The show itself was of mixed quality. It has the potential to be an epic and emotional performance, the main actors... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

60 mins show with natural scenery as stage. I have heard that it was usually performed by the "production company", and it was sold to the local company later on. The performance was not as good as before since then. I saw the performance on a rainy and windy day. The group dancing and acting was not unified. The performance... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This show is directed by Zhang Yimou who also directed the Beijing opening ceremony. A massive stage just below the water so it appears as if artists are floating on the water. Get an understanding of story before show to give insight. Nice to watch from a technical perspective - Lighting, visual effects. However thought that the "dance/acting" execution was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It was quite fantastic, yet it was more natural flow arts. Revealing performances were executed fluently. But there was no Eng dub or translations. I was not sure what was going on, so I enjoyed only the performances not the stories, which I heard it was touching for hangzhou locals. Director is Zhang yi mou so it's quite expensive for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Take a walk around the West lake, arrive few moments before show begins, push through huge crowds of fellow Chinese non-payers and enjoy the stunning show. Nice for a couple night. Not worth to pay for the tickets, just find a suitable spot around west lake and watch for free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was a very nice place to visit and just set and enjoy the surroundings. If you are in the area take time if you have it to visit and enjoy the people and the show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Yes, the performers did most of the show on water, sometimes just walk on it! It is an outdoor show, so the best season to view it is Spring and Fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The story line is easy to understand and the effects of the show is just impressive. Not a moment of boredom - always eagerly waiting for the next scene. We sat at the water platform and had a really close up view of the performance. Excellent show not to be missed when you're in Hangzhou.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We walk from our hotel ( Zhejiang - Ya'an Road ) walking distance full of shopping mall and restaurants, from Intl branded 'till local brand. its about 20 minute walk to the west lake and when we enter , fantastic, so any thing so see, the park full of local old folks expressed their hobbies sch as painting, poetry, singing... More 

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