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Impression Westlake
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Spectacular, thoughtful and memorable performance (originally produced for the G20 Summit) - even in the pouring rain! Masterful synthesis by Zhang Yimou. Must see as part of a visit to Hangzhou (programme is under an hour long).

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The show IS OPEN.

The show was well done, with beautiful dance and singing performances, lights and reflections on top of West Lake. However, be aware that the audience was filled with people who :
1. Talk loudly throughout the performances
2. Cell phones ringing and full phone conversations in the midst of the show, by many people
3. Loud singing
4. Taking flash photos and video throughout
The audience overshadowed and were louder than the loud music and the operatic singers.
It was apparent Chinese audiences consider this behavior normal, even in the best VIP seats which were RMB 680. If you don't mind this behavior, you'll love the show.

2  Thank panamtravelkid
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We watched Impressions of Hangzhou on 3rd May 2018. It was a beautiful show with many many performers and stunning combination of reflections and colours. The show consists of some singing and dancing numbers on the water. I loved the synchronization of the performers, it requires lots of training and they did it quite well. The only downside is that most of the audience are Chinese and they are very loud, talking non stop and taking lots of videos and pictures with flash even when it's not allowed.

1  Thank nomadgirl365
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Having watched his productions in Guilin and Xian, Hangzhou’s a little over rated due to he upgraded production for G20. It is without story line like the aforementioned. Was told by locals to book from the Ctrip or online platform to save some money...

Thank Poppyjourney
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This can only be achieved I country with many people. Impressive light show with beautiful music. A must do if you go to Hangzhou.

Thank Åsa E
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