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HZ11: Ticket Booking for the Show of Enduring Memories of Hangzhou
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'Enduring Memories of Hangzhou' is a large on-water performance directed by Zhang Yimou
'Enduring Memories of Hangzhou', formerly called 'Impression West Lake', is a large on-water live-action performance featuring a symphony orchestra and dazzling natural night scenes. Directed by Zhang Yimou, the man behind the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, it was firstly performed for G-20 leaders in the West Lake Scenic Area of Hangzhou, China during the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit. The performing stage is 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) beneath the lake's surface and this fabulous performance contains symphony, dance, Shaoxing opera, ensemble of Chinese zither and violoncello, piano solo and so on, which is magnificent with a combination of Chinese and Western instruments.

You may click here for the complete program list. It is for reference only. The specific performances are subject to the organizer's arrangement on the show date.
Seats for audience
The brilliant stage on the West Lake
Dance of Picking Tea Leaves
Tea is one of the symbolizations of Chinese culture and the verdant tea plantations are usually embraced by rolling hills with purling streams running through. Laborious girls walk through the tea plants collecting fresh tea leaves gently, presenting an idyllic scene. The dance form of picking tea leaves is derived from this scene. On the stage, 'tea-picking girls' dress in traditional folk clothes, dance trippingly in the tender night of the West Lake.
Enjoy the Dance of Picking Tea Leaves
Swan Lake
As the best-known ballet in the world, 'Swan Lake' appearing on the grand stage of the West Lake can be regarded as an inventive creation. The ethereal ballet dancers and the miraculous projective images will offer you a wonderful viewing experience. The arched bridge in the logo of G20 summit is also projected as the backdrop.
Swan Lake is performed on the water with the background of G20 logo
Unforgettable Jasmine Flower
It is the only newly created song among the original performances during the G20 summit. It combines the famous Chinese folk song 'Jasmine Flower' with the Italian Puccini's opera 'Turandot', endowing the classical vocal musical with new western elements in a creative way.

Warm Tips
1. Show Time: 19:45 - 20:35
2. With the exception of the cruise ship and waterside seats, the rest of the seats can be booked in advance with your passport number. After booking successfully, your passport number will be the booking number of your seat.
3. How to collect the tickets? Please arrive at the ticket office after 18:00 and get the tickets at Window No. 2 or 3 with your original passport.
4. The precise seating arrangement is subject to the sequence of ticket booking and the seat cannot be chosen beforehand. Thanks for your understanding!
Price (US$ Per Person)   
Available Daily
Normal Seat$54
VIP Seat$59

Booking Policy
  • The above prices only cover the ticket for the performance. No transfer service is included. If you need the hotel pick-up & drop-off service, please contact your travel consultant beforehand. 
  • Children's Fare: Free of charge for children below 1.2 m (3.9 ft); preferential price is available for children between 1.2-1.5 m (3.9-4.9 ft); full fare for children over 1.5 m (4.9 ft).
  • Confirmation: You will get the confirmation within 24 hours after we receive your booking request.
  • Payment: Full payment is required upon your confirmation. We accept payments by PayPal, Alipay, Wechat and Bank Transfer.
  • Cancellation: Free cancellation for up to 7 days in advance of the day trip; for cancellations 4 to 7 days before the trip there is a 10% cancellation fee. There is no refund if you cancel within 3 days of the trip. Once the day trip begins, any unused portion is non-refundable.
  • This live-action performance is acted in natural settings. If it is cancelled due to force majeure circumstances such as special weather conditions or mechanical failures, the ticket fare will be fully refunded.
Questions & Answers
Asked by Mrs. Rim from USA | Jan. 04, 2020 12:09Reply
What dates in November 2020 does the show run?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wong from CHINA | Jan. 05, 2020 19:54

This show is available everyday in November. However, as the show is acted in the open air, it can be easily cancelled due to the bad weather conditions.
Asked by Jason from USA | Dec. 04, 2019 22:53Reply
Dec 2019
Hi, does the show run till end of December 2019? Thank you.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Dec. 05, 2019 16:22

The available daily for this show in December is 7th - 15th. The show does not run at the end of December. Thanks for your attention.
Asked by Siri from NORWAY | Apr. 26, 2019 03:04Reply
Can you provide transport from Shanghai to the show? Or to the Train Station?
We have hotel in Shanghai bit eokld like to streng the show and return to Shanghai after showtime. Advice?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 29, 2019 01:38

We can arrange the transfer for you from your Shanghai hotel to the "Enduring Memories of Hangzhou" show in Hangzhou. Please feel free to contact us should you need any further information or help. Thanks for your attention.
Asked by Lina Pang from UNITED STATES | Nov. 01, 2018 21:44Reply
VIP Seats
I looked at the seat area map from the sales office (from someone's picture online) and there are 2 VIP sections. One is in the front of A2 and A3. The other two are VIP box behind A2-A4. If I buy the VIP seats from your website, which area is it going to be? Is it the first 5 rows of A2-A3? Or behind A2-A4 in the box? Also, are the VIP seats in the first five rows of A2 & A3 all flat? Meaning it can be blocked?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 02, 2018 02:34

We can book the VIP seats of Enduring Memories of Hangzhou for you, but the exact seats for VIP tickets can only be confirmed when you pick up the tickets on that day. Thank you.
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