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Impression Westlake

No.29 Yanggongdi, Hangzhou, China
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Ranked #2 of 237 Attractions in Hangzhou
Type: Concerts
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you are a real traveller, you should allow yourself to appreciate local culture! Here I am admiring the show, it's director "big mind", its huge number of artists, its spectacular lighting and sound effects, though the story itself (a drama love story in fact) is not my gout. I heard that the show is always fully booked like the... More

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Hong Kong
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This show was possibly the best we have seen anywhere in the world. The breathtaking setting and performance were astounding and even with no real knowledge of Putonghua were followed the idea of the show very well.

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Impressive musical fountain. Worth waiting for half to 1 hour. The idea is brillant. However, the place gets really crowded and packed with tourists and locals. So, be careful with belongings.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We heard about it from our friend living in Shanghai. She said it's top notch. So we decided we should include it in our day trip. Luckily we watched and liked it and after the show, we made our way back to the railway station in time for the last train back to Shanghai. Thanks to our driver and guide.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

“West Lake impression” is the world's only live performance of urban landscape. It reproduces the most beautiful sceneries of Westlake by the applying of high-tech. Through dynamic interpretation, realistic reproduction of the cultural and natural landscapes of Hangzhou city, the entire performance of real landscape is condensed into to a high standard of art. I was shocked by the following... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This show is full of colorful lights and classic Chinese costumes. There is a floating house moving around on the lake. It is cool for the first 15 minutes, but then gets pretty repetitive and boring. It is only interesting to Chinese speakers who can follow the story. Without the story all you are left with are the same lights... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Love and enjoy the show - we paid extra for 7 tickets to be seated in the centre block and first 5 rows, and we didn't regret it. The night view of the West Lake with the lights and sounds was really magnificent and beautiful. Should not miss it for any first time visitor to West Lake Hangzhou. Only advice... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Managed to secure the front seats with better view. Best performance arts, lighting and the story behind it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The lights, the moving stages, the choreography were very spectacular. We had tickets on the third row just beyond the water edge. We had a good view of the entire show mostly. A brochure or booklet in various languages to explain the story of the show would have added additional enjoyment and understanding to the show. Otherwise check out the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Bring a raincoat - just in case. Get a coffee or hot chocolate from the nearby Starbucks. The use of lighting and the 'stage' on the lake itself is unique and spectacular. Enjoy!

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