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Impression West Lake Show: Enduring Memories of Hangzhou (Standard Seat)


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Tickets are available on sale only from Monday to Friday. No booking will be accepted on Saturdays & Sundays. We highly recommend you book the tickets ahead of time.

Impression West Lake Show: Enduring Memories of Hangzhou

Memories of Southern China; Enduring Memories of Hangzhou

In order to share Enduring Memories of Hangzhou - the captivating artistic creation performed during the G20 World Summit - with the public, the production team built upon the foundations of the original Summit content, creating a new version optimized for frequent shows. The show, performed upon the gentle waters of West Lake, expresses the famous thousand-year-old Chinese poem it is based on through a display of music, dance, stunning visuals, and other forms of artistry, giving its words a new dimension to present to the world!

Program List

Large-scale scenic on-water performance: Enduring Memories of Hangzhou

Song 1 - The River, Flowers, and Moon on a Spring Night | Arrangement: Meng Ke, Lv Chengping

As one of the ten greatest ancient Chinese songs, this piece is named after Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ruoxu's famous poem of the same name. The song plays like a beautiful, elegant scenic scroll painting created with soft colors and a fine brush. Over history, it has earned favor within the realm of Chinese classical music as the "Famous of the famous; Classic of the classics."

Song 2 - Dance of the Tea Harvest | Composition: Zhou Dafeng | Arrangement: Meng Ke, Lv Chengping

Tea is a symbol full of connotations to Chinese culture, while the Tea Harvest is a traditional Han Chinese folk song and dance, rich with poetic flavor and artistic imagery, that has evolved from the labor into musical form.

Song 3 - The Butterfly Lovers | Composition: He Zhanhao, Chen Gang | Arrangement: Zheng Yang

The breathtaking waters and mountain scenery surrounding the banks of the Qiantang River gave birth to countless folk romance legends which have been passed on for thousands of years. The Butterfly Lovers is one of such that is globally-renowned. A fine and affectionate violin concerto, paired with smooth and soft Yue Opera vocals complete this light, spiritually-pleasing famous ancient Chinese dance. An innovative blend of multiple artforms, including music, dance, drama, and song, come together to offer a uniquely Chinese romantic expression.

Song 4 - High Mountains and Running Water | Arrangement: Wang Zhe

The guqin is an instrument that best conceives the essence of China, and High Mountains and Running Water is the most honored Chinese guqin piece of all time. In Chinese, the phrase "High Mountains and Running Water" is a metaphor for the ingenious music and exquisite guqin playing as well as the value and difficulty of finding an understanding companion. Within this melodic West Lake dialogue of the Eastern guqin and Western cello, the crisp sound of children's voices rises, reciting the famous piece, Little Grace from The Book of Songs: "Deer calling 'Yo, yo', nibbling grass on the plain; I welcome special guests with the se and the sheng."

Song 5 - Swan Lake | Composition: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

As the world's most famous ballet, placing the dance of Swan Lake within the West Lake landscape is the most unique creation of this scenic performance. Based on the bridge whose arches formed the inspiration behind the G20 logo, ballet performers are accompanied by magical, fantastic holographic visuals to collectively perform Swan Lake on West Lake.

Song 6 - Me and My Motherland | Lyrics: Zhang Li | Composition: Qin Yongcheng | Arrangement: Yang Fan

Based on the original, cheerful waltz melody, this expression of passion through song known throughout the land has been recomposed to offer an even more moving and modernized tune. "Me and my homeland, like a wave in its sea." Although its melody belongs to China, the expressions portrayed in this piece can be equally felt throughout humanity - the love for one's country.

Song 7 - Colored Clouds Chasing the Moon | Adaptation: Wang Jianzhong | Arrangement: Huang Kairan

The original contemporary Chinese folk orchestral piece is one of the most lauded of its era. In 1975, composer and piano educator, Mr. Wang Jianzhong, adapted the piece for the piano, creating a fusion of ethnic musical melody with Western pianistic expression that continues to receive widespread praise, earning recognition as a Chinese piano masterpiece.

Song 8 - Unforgettable Jasmine | Lyrics: Fang Yi | Composition: Meng Ke

As the sole new creation performed during the original G20 program, this work is based upon the most prestigious Chinese folk songs paired with the creative background of Puccini's opera, Turandot. With Chinese ethnic music as its foundation and blended with the tone of Italian folk, this nationally renowned piece presents a brand-new, exquisite and creative appearance that reasserts the classic.

Song 9 - Ode to Joy | Lyrics: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller | Composition: Ludwig van Beethoven

This Beethoven masterpiece features tight cooperation between vocals and a symphonic orchestra. As the final piece and under the program's warmest atmosphere, this classic, famous ending is reverberated towards all of humanity with a solemn and magnificent tone, delivering true meaning to the world.

Outro - Enduring Memories of Hangzhou | Lyrics: Fang Yi | Composition: Meng Ke

"Memories of Southern China; Enduring Memories of Hangzhou." The imprint of osmanthus flowers lining the hills and the Qiantang River tidal bore that gave birth to countless ancient poems culminates within this piece, displaying a passion for West Lake and love for the Qiantang River through the tip of the artist's pen, which is revitalized and sung with the heart in this themed creation.

Quick links to tickets: Standard Seat Ticket (Area: A1-A5, C1-C2) | VIP Seat Ticket

Tickets are available on sale only from Monday to Friday. No booking will be accepted on Saturdays & Sundays. We highly recommend you book the tickets ahead of time.


Address: No.28 Beishan Road, Yue Lake Scenic Area (opposite side of Yue Fei's Temple)

Show Time: (about 1 hour)
September-October 07:45 p.m. - 08:45 p.m.
November-December 07:30 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.

Validity period: The ticket is valid only on the selected date and time.

How to redeem the ticket:
Please visit the ticket office during redemption period and present your valid passport (passport number) to collect your tickets on the selected date.

Redemption period: 06:00p.m. -07:30 p.m.
Redemption point: Ticket Office, near the Main Entrance (Gate 1), No.28 Beishan Road, Yue Lake Scenic Area (opposite side of Yue Fei's Temple)

Please note:
● Seats are in great demand in peak season, please book as earlier as possible. If seats are fully booked, we will contact you to change another session and process the full refund when payment has cleared.
● Seat picking is not available on our website, all seats are provided randomly when you redeem your tickets at the redemption point. Under this condition, we may not be able to guarantee you and your friend can sit together if you book 2 tickets in 2 different orders.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

One Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Standard Seat Ticket (Area: A1-A5, C1-C2)

What is excluded?

Personal expenses, optional items or anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

Please note:
• This product is not available to Chinese passport holders.
• Bookings made after 6:00 p.m. the day before departure will be canceled.

Child Discount:
• Children shorter than 1.2m are free of charge, which is based on no seat occupancy.
• Children between 1.2-1.49m in height are entitled to a 50% discount, please visit the theatre for purchase.

Cancellation Policies:
• Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking.
• Modification is not accepted, please cancel your booking first and rebook the product.
• Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 4 days in advance. No refund will be granted for cancellations made after this time.

How to Use the Ticket:
• Please visit the redemption point during redemption period and present the necessary documents as specified in details to collect your tickets on the selected date.

Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from your neglect to present any necessary documents on the day of your visit.

Emergency Contact:
• Please call Sandra @13456858030 (or Derek @18957111233) for any urgent matters.


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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.