Considered among the most beautiful and romantic cities in China, Hangzhou also has one of the best nightlife scenes outside of Shanghai or Beijing. Here are some of the top nightlife options in Hangzhou.
When the sun goes down, Hangzhou’s food scene lights up. Be a local for an evening on a nighttime eating and drinking tour of the city, visiting some of the best night markets and food stalls to sample traditional Hangzhou dishes, seafood, and local wine and beer. For a romantic spin on Hangzhou nightlife, opt for a traditional Chinese dinner followed by one of Hangzhou’s excellent live stage shows.
One of the best ways to see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed West Lake is at night, when the waters serve as a stage for the spectacular Impression West Lake. The performance tells a classic story by Chinese poet Bai Juyi with incredible audiovisual special effects on a stage invisible below the surface of the water. Combine a performance with a visit to historical Hefang Street, considered a symbol of ancient Hangzhou. Another popular performance, Romance of the Song Dynasty, takes viewers on a journey back in time through elaborate costumes and folk dancing.