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Impression Westlake

No.29 Yanggongdi, Hangzhou, China
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Ranked #2 of 236 attractions in Hangzhou
Type: Concerts
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Shanghai, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We booked tickets last minute and so didn't know much about the production, but both me and my boyfriend were overwhelmed by how beautiful the play and the setting was. Sat on a lake at night time with the beautiful Hangzhou scenery in the background watching the production was definitely something to remember. I would recommend wrapping up warm before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

A Very very beautiful and romantic show.. Its a must see when you visit Hangzhou. The lake is the stage itself. Mountains, trees is just like a beautiful Chinese painting, perfected by a very romantic song.

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The reason I didn't give 1 star is because I still respect all the actors who have to perform inside the cold water at night. There rest is just dissapointment. Similar show at Zhangjiajie, Fairy Fox, is A LOT better. You can youtube the video.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Not too bad. The huge water stage, moving palace on a boat, lighting was indeed quite impressive. At the same time the use of electronic gadgetry and laser lighting etc was not overwhelming like in some artificial shows in some artificial cities... this show had the right combination of art and technology and lighting.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Just returned from China and one of the stand-out things we did was to got to this performance. I loved the colours and the dancing and the music - all so beautiful. It was a freezing cold evening so I cant imagine how those performers managed with all the water splashing around!

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Minato-ku, Tokyo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

It is hard to believe that this performance ranks #2 in Hangzhou. It is really awful and an almost total waste of time and money. Although attributed to a famous director, if I were him I would take my name off of it lacks almost all the features that this type of experience should include. A similar "experience" in Guilin... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

After so many tall high risers throughout China, it refresfhing to find peace and tranquility. West lake does that and more. Something for individuals, couples and families to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've never been this impressed by a musical/dance piece. Set on the West Lake and choreographed by Zhang Yimou with music by Kitaro, it tells the achingly beautiful story loosely based on Madam White Snake The dancers appeared to be dancing on water (extra kudos to all of them as it must have been freezing for them), and the light... More

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Anaheim, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was a performance worthy of any Vegas attraction. Very well done and a must do if you are in Hangzhou. Performers dance and act on the water and great props and light show displays right on the lake. Great Experience!

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

West lake impressions is a spectacular show, using water and lighting to create great results. This was one of the highlights of our visit to Hangzhou. If time and budget permits, this is definitely not to be missed.

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