Xiangshan Film and TV City – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

xiangshan film and tv city

Xiangshan Film and TV City (象山影视城), established in 2005, has been a bustling hub for film and television productions, hosting over 1,500 works including popular titles like “The Return of the Condor Heroes,” “The Orphan of Zhao,” and “Journey to the West.” Spanning over 350,000 square meters, its studio area is the largest in the country. Annually, it accommodates over a hundred production crews, ranking second nationwide. Moreover, it attracts over two million visitors each year, making it the third most visited film and TV base in China.

Beyond being a hotspot for filming, Xiangshan Film and TV City offers visitors an immersive experience in the world of cinema. Visitors can witness the process of sound synthesis in film production, enjoy traditional Chinese performances such as puppetry and shadow play, and indulge in inspirational and magical dramas like “Heroes of Heaven and Earth.” Special events such as film-themed temple fairs during the Lunar New Year, outings and kite festivals in early spring, film carnivals during Labor Day and National Day holidays, and the lively Water-Splashing Festival in summer further enhance the entertainment value of the city.

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Basic Information

Estimated Length of Tour1 day
Ticket Price150 RMB
Opening Hours8.30 – 21.00 (1st July – 6th October)
8.30 -16.00 (7th October – 30th June)
Telephone Number0086-0574-65881333

Location and Transportation

Xiangshan Film and TV City is located within the Ningbo Film and Television Cultural Industry Zone in Xinqiao Town, Xiangshan County, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province. Covering a total area of 1,176 acres, it is a prominent cultural and entertainment destination. To reach Xiangshan Film and TV City, take a train to Ningbo Railway Station. Then transfer to a bus heading to Xiangshan. From there, transfer to a shuttle bus from Dancheng to the film and TV city.

  • Bus from Ningbo South Bus Station to Xiangshan: The first bus departs at 6:50, and the last bus departs at 17:50. Buses run every 20 minutes, and the ticket price is 38 yuan.
  • Shuttle bus from Dancheng to the film and TV city: Departure times are 8:10, 9:10, 13:00, and 14:00.
  • Direct buses are available from Shanghai South Station to Xiangshan, with the first bus departing at 8:55 and the last bus departing at 18:55.
  • Direct buses are also available from Hangzhou East Bus Station to Xiangshan Bus Station, with the first bus departing at 9:10 and the last bus departing at 17:20.

Highlights of Xiangshan Film and TV City

Xiangyang City

xiangyang city in xiangshan film and t

Xiangyang City, situated at the northern gateway of Xiangshan Film and TV City, stands as a magnificent highlight with its grandeur and historical charm. This cityscape, spanning 400 meters in length, 10 meters in height, and 6 meters in width, boasts two distinct gateways that captivate visitors with their unique architectural designs.

The first gateway, nestled on the northwest side and spanning across the river, features a picturesque corridor-style water gate, exuding the essence of the southern region. Visitors can embark on a boat ride through this water gate, offering direct access to the bustling water street within the city. On the left side stands a classic Song Dynasty-style grand city tower, guarding the entrance with a protective moat that requires lowering the drawbridge to enter.

Beyond the grand gates lies a 120-meter-long main street, adorned with the majestic General’s Mansion at its eastern end. Flanked by two main thoroughfares stretching north and south, the intersection formed at the heart of Xiangyang City serves as its bustling epicenter. Here, a myriad of distinctive shops and establishments line the streets, each housed within unique architectural marvels. From the renowned Jade Sea Restaurant to the tranquil Azure Cloud Teahouse, from the thriving Tongsheng Footwear and Hat Store to the traditional Guangji Tang Pharmacy, visitors can explore a diverse array of offerings.

Spring and Autumn Warring States City

Spring and Autumn Warring States City in xiangshan film and TV city

The Spring and Autumn Warring States City, located to the east of Xiangshan Film and TV City, stands as a magnificent highlight designed specifically to complement the filming of Chen Kaige’s movie “Orphan of Zhao.” This meticulously crafted set comprises city walls, towers, Peach Garden Palace, the Gongsun Mansion, the Zhuangji Mansion, the Tu’an Mansion, the Zhaodun Mansion, military camps, streets, squares, and residences of commoners.

The architectural features of the Spring and Autumn Warring States City not only faithfully replicate the external appearance of the historical period but also delve into its rich cultural heritage. Two major exhibition halls are housed within this area, namely the “Spring and Autumn Warring States Culture” and the “Chen Kaige and ‘Orphan of Zhao'” exhibitions.

The “Spring and Autumn Warring States Culture Park” offers visitors a comprehensive insight into the historical era through maps, historical evolution videos, images of the Five Hegemons of the Spring and Autumn period, and portraits of representative figures from the Taoist, Confucian, and military schools. On the other hand, the “Chen Kaige and ‘Orphan of Zhao'” exhibition hall provides a captivating narrative of Chen Kaige’s life journey and the filming process of “Orphan of Zhao.” Visitors can immerse themselves in the behind-the-scenes world of the movie through a display of stills and candid photographs captured during the filming process.

The Republic of China City

republic of china city in xiangshan film and tv city

The Republic of China City, situated on the south side of the Film and Television Avenue within Xiangshan Film and TV City, is a meticulously crafted ensemble of hundreds of typical buildings from the Republic of China era. It includes public buildings, streets, Shikumen (stone gate houses), Siheyuan (quadrangle courtyard residences), residential houses, and mansions from the late Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China period. This section vividly showcases the typical architecture and characteristic streetscapes of cities and concession areas across China during the late feudal and early capitalist periods. The layout of the city is orderly and elegant, with meticulously researched and beautifully decorated streets, reflecting the eclectic architectural style of the Republic of China era and faithfully restoring the living spaces of that time.

The Republic of China City also features high-tech experiential projects such as the “Ghost Ship,” “Battle of Shanghai,” and “Film and Television Behind the Scenes” experience halls. In the “Ghost Ship,” visitors don headphones and experience holographic sound effects, digital cinema, environmental effects, and lighting effects to hear the sound of wind, waves, footsteps, and closing doors while feeling various tactile vibrations generated on the floor. In the “Battle of Shanghai” experience hall, visitors can immerse themselves in a military command scene with authentic period ambiance, play the role of sharpshooters to eliminate enemies in alleyways, or don VR glasses to join the Flying Tigers in aerial combat to defend Chongqing, experiencing the intensity of war scenes. The “Film and Television Behind the Scenes” experience hall satisfies visitors’ curiosity about the filming process, allowing them to experience the atmosphere of a film and television shooting site.

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