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Hangzhou Songcheng

Introducing Hangzhou Songcheng, Hangzhou Songcheng guide, Hangzhou Songcheng Travel Guide
Article from Hangzhou Municipal Commission of Tourism

Eight hundred years ago, Lin’an (present Hangzhou) was established as the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), which is an important part of Hangzhou’s history. Today, Hangzhou Songcheng, the largest theme park of Song Culture in China, reproduces this legendary history. "Give us one day, we'll give you one thousand years!" is the special slogan of Hangzhou Songcheng.

By strictly following the construction methods of the Song Dynasty, Hangzhou Songcheng is arranged in an original Song style. Based on the Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival by the noted Song artist Zhang Zeduan, Hangzhou Songcheng reproduces precisely the flourishing scene of the Song capital. In the Hangzhou Songcheng, tourists can experience the daily life of a typical Song Dynasty resident.

Hangzhou Songcheng is situated in the southwest part of the West Lake scenic area, bordering the Qiantang River in the south and lying close to Five-cloud Hill in the north. Covering an area of 0.2 square kilometers, it falls into six sections: the Reproduction Section of Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival, Nine-Dragon Square, Song Town Square, Immortal’s Palace on the Mountain, Southern Song Imperial Palace, and Southern Song Customs Garden. Inside these sections reappears one vast panorama of the prosperous Song capitals: Bianjing (the present Kaifeng in Central China) and Lin’an (the present Hangzhou).

Highlight of Hangzhou Songcheng

Romance of Song Dynasty in Hangzhou Songcheng is a must-see show. It is regarded as one of the top three shows in the world along with "O" show in Las Vegas and the Moulin Rouge of France. Using artistic forms of singing, dancing, and acrobatics, it mainly showcases the local allusions and folklore of Hangzhou such as the Legend of the White Snake, the Butterfly Lovers, stories of General Yue Fei’s leading the defense against Jin invaders etc. It applies high-tech visual and audio techniques to enhance its stage effect, which definitely will give tourists a ground-breaking visual feast.

Quick Facts on Hangzhou Songcheng

• Name: Hangzhou Songcheng
• Location: No.148, Zhijiang Road, Hangzhou
• Phone: +86-571-87090000
• Dates: Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 3 Hours
• Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 300 (Adult Ticket); CNY 400 (Luxury Ticket); CNY 240 (Discount Ticket); Free (for children under 3.9 feet)

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