Song Dynasty Town
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Song Dynasty Town (Songcheng) is the largest theme park in Hangzhou, featuring the cultural characteristics of the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279 AD), and also the first theme park built in Zhejiang. With Wuyun Mountain in the north, and West Lake to its northeast, Song Dynasty Town is on the northern bank of the Qiantang River. Its layout and architectural style are based on a precious ancient painting, 'Along the River during the Qingming Festival', which was made by famous painter Zhang Zeduan, displaying the urban landscape and people's living condition of that dynasty.
The theme park is divided into three fields, Performing Songcheng, High-tech Songcheng, and Cultural Songcheng. Performing Songcheng includes the Romance of the Song Dynasty and ten theme shows. High-tech Songcheng has many featured events, such as reproducing area of 'Along the River during the Qingming Festival', two distinguishing haunted houses, and a mysterious street. Using advanced technology, they are all very realistic and mysterious, giving visitors a totally different experience. Cultural Songcheng covers some folk activities, such as traditional workshops, custom shows and Buddhist temples.
Romance of the Song Dynasty
There are five scenes in the whole show. The introductory scene dates back to ancient times, displaying the historical development of Hangzhou city. The first scene exhibits the prosperous living condition of the city during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279 AD), while the second scene tells audiences a story about a general named Yue Fei (1103 - 1142 AD), who was a hero fighting against the dynasty's enemy. The third scene presents the fairytales and beautiful love stories which happened around the West Lake (a famous spot in Hangzhou), and in the last scene audiences are exposed to the charm of modern Hangzhou city.
It is said by the audiences that if you miss this dancing show, then you have not been to Hangzhou. The show is not only a performance, but also a symbol of Hangzhou, representing the city's history and culture.
Reproducing Area of 'Along the River during the Qingming Festival'
How to get to Song Dynasty Town
2. Take bus 121b to Songcheng Dong Station.
3.Take bus 103b, 292, or 334 to Ganyingqiao Nan Station.
4. Take bus 103, 103b, 121b, 121, or 324, and get off at Ganyingqiao Bei Station.
5. Take bus 1406 to Wupuqiao Station.
Hangzhou Bus / Metro Search
Through free bus
1. Song Dynasty Town (Songcheng) to Recreational Business District (Xiuboyuan)
Monday to Friday: 15:30
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00, 15:30
2. Recreational Business District (Xiuboyuan) to Song Dynasty Town (Songcheng)
Monday to Friday: 16:30
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00, 16:30
Entrance Fee of Song Dynasty Town
|VIP Seat: CNY 310|
|Luxury Ticket: CNY 480 |
(Better viewing positions to enjoy the Romance of the Song Dynasty)
|CNY 240 for children from 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) to 1.5 meters (4.9 feet).|
|Free of charge for children under 1.2 meters.|
Opening Hours of Song Dynasty Town
|Romance of the Song Dynasty||14:00 – 15:00; 19:20 – 20:20||No.2 Theatre|
|Knife Throwing||10:40 – 10:50; 13:10 – 13:20; 15:20 – 15:30; 16:30 – 16:40; 18:45 – 18:55||Lijiang Square|
|Folk Acrobatic||11:00 – 11:15; 16:05 – 16:20; 17:25 – 17:40||Linshui Stage|
|Daughter of Councilor Wang Throwing Embroidered Ball||12:10 – 12:17; 13:40 – 13:47; 15:10 – 15:17; 16:45 – 16:52; 18:40 – 18:47||House of Councilor Wang|
|Fengyue Beauties||12:35 – 12:50; 15:25 – 15:40; 17:10 – 17:25||LiuYong Fengyue Pavilion on Songhe East Street|
|Guozhuang (Tibetan Bonfire Dance)||13:00 – 13:15; 18:55 – 19:10||Liujianfang Square|
|General Yue Fei &His Army||13:25 – 13:30||Linshui Stage|
|Ancient Characters Cruising||15:40 – 16:10; 18:00 – 18:30||Urban Street; the whole town|
|Flash Mob in Ancient Times||16:10 – 16:15; 18:30 – 18:35||Urban Street|
|Lord Bao Cruising||17:40 – 17:45||Urban Street|
|Case of Chen Shimei||17:45 – 17:55||Linshui Stage|
|Incense Taoism||13:00 – 13:15||Songcheng Yaji House|
|Tea Art Performance||13:30 – 13:40||Songcheng Yaji House|
Performances at Weekends
|Amusement for Children||12:30 – 12:45||Happy Castle|
|Chinese Cross Talk||15:00 – 15:20||Songcheng Yaji House|
|Ikebana||15:30 – 15:40||Songcheng Yaji House|
|Ancient Imperial Examination||16:00 – 16:30||Songcheng Yaji House|