What to do in Hangzhou

Hangzhou as a major tourist city, offer much to explore but not only its beautiful landscape. What to do in Hangzhou? Come with TopChinaTravel, we would like to introduce some of the recommended activities for you to find a way to experience Hangzhou in a traditional local way. You will find yourself the fastest way to access to the local culture, to get a closer look of this graceful city.

Enjoy the Impression of West Lake Night Show
Venue: West Lake
First show: 19:45-21:00 (every day)
Second show: 21:15-22:30 (every Thu-Sat)

Like the Impression of Liu Sanjie performed in Guilin, Impression of West Lake is a large-scale and the first-rate international art performance on the real landscape. This glorious show is an optional entertainment for your Hangzhou night.

Staged on the wavy, mellow and changing West Lake, the performance appears vivid and natural. Contented with the myths and legends of the West Lake, the show leads you to a sweet thousand-year dream.

The special concealable auditorium provides a wide and bird’s-eye view. Each seat is a wonderful place to enjoy the panoramic view of the West Lake even without watching the show. The pioneering individualized sound system, combined with the sound-oriented system, is surely to offer a surprising musical enjoyment.


Enjoy the Romance of the Song Dynasty
Venue: Theater in Song Park Scenic Spot
Address: 148, Zhijiang Road
Duration: 1 hour (20:00 – 21:00 every day)

Based on the historic stories and legends in the city of Hangzhou, the Romance of the Song Dynasty, together with Moulin in Paris of France and O Show in Las Vegas, are “World’s Top Three Famous Shows”. With 120 square meters LED screen, 300 square meters water arena,3000 square meters scene of misty rain and 100 meters time tunnel, the spectators may be impressed as if they live one thousand years back. It is a not-to-be-missed performance for each tourist to Hangzhou.

The Romance of the Song Dynasty is a large stereoscopic musical drama which was wholeheartedly made by Song Dynasty City. The drama adopted the old stories and legends in Hangzhou City, integrated the world music with acrobatic art, and applied the high technology to create a dreamy poetic imagery. You can have a strong visual impact. Till now, the drama has received more than ten million audiences and wins a large outpouring of favorable comments. It is a must for the visitors coming to Hangzhou.


Appreciate the Blooming Lotus Flowers
Venue: West Lake
Duration: Summer

The scene of lotus flowers covering the West Lake in summer is a splendid and charming for locals as well as travelers. In Hangzhou, the hottest season will be the best time to appreciate lotus flowers.



A sentence in Chinese poem just describes a fantastic picture – the tender sunlight reflected by the West Lake makes lotus flowers extremely bright-colored.

During the sunny day, you can pick a lotus leaf to get rid of the sunburn. While during the drizzle day, you can listen to the rhythm that raindrop beat leaves gently. And you will find a clean and charming picture after this rainy day, leaves are greener and flowers are brighter with a lucid West Lake.


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