Song Dynasty Town, located at the southwest of West Lake, is adjacent to Wuyun Mountain in the north and the Qingtang River in the south. It is a park built to display the culture of China’s Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 CE).
The economy, technology progress, and culture during the Song Dynasty all experienced a flourishing that outpaced such development in the rest of the medieval world. Song Dynasty Town is a place where tourists can learn about the daily life of commoners who lived during the Song Dynasty.
The whole park is divided into such several sections as reproduced in Riverside Scene at the Pure Moon Festival, the Nine Dragon Column Complex Area, Immortal Mountain Area, South Song Dynasty Palace Area, etc. According to the view of Riverside Scene at the Pure Moon Festival, Song Dynasty Town best display the prosperity of the ancient cities in Song Dynasty. Chinese civilization is the soul of the park which is the represented by traditional garden architecture, folk customs, and the social life, culture, and art from the Song Dynasty.
Enjoy wandering the ancient streets, experiencing the ancient lifestyle of the Song Dynasty’s residents and watch the various types of shows and performances. The most famous performance is Thousand Years’ Feeling of Song Dynasty Town, a large-scale dance and song drama, which attracts many tourists.