One Night in Hangzhou

Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, is located between Shanghai and Ningbo. Located at the southern terminus of the Grand Canal, Hang Zhou’s West Lake is the city’s main scenic spot famous for it’s natural beauty and history, and is a UNESCO listed site .

One night trips to Hangzhou are always tricky as you are not only battling against the short time period, but also combatting traffic. With an afternoon arrival and unexpected rain, an overnight trip to Hangzhou feels like a three hour tour. Rain or shine, the goal is to see West Lake and see the show Impressions of West Lake, which is vibrantly directed by the acclaimed Chinese movie director, Zhang Yi Mou.

Not only do you see the beauty of the lake in the sunset hours, you enjoy the natural a breathtaking performance with the lake as a backdrop. A wonderful and memorable experience.

With the distance so close to Shanghai, Hangzhou is a city that can be revisited as a city escape.

West Lake in the drizzling rain

Opening of Impressions

Performance on the water with beautiful stage effects

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Originally published at on July 21, 2015.

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