Xixi National Wetland Park 西溪国家湿地公园
Travel photos of Xixi National Wetland Park
Presentation of Xixi National Wetland Park
Located 5km west of the center of Hangzhou, this park is unique in the Chinese landscape because it is the only “wet” park in China that has managed to combine culture, nature and agriculture in urban areas. Like the nine streams of the misty forest, Xixi is appreciated for its calm and soothing nature in an urban setting. The picturesque aspect and the elegance of the place have inspired many artists in painting, literature, poetry …Designed around 1000 years ago, the Xixi Park became during the Ming and Qing Dynasty a place of economic and cultural importance: fishing, tea, bamboo, silkworm … It is during the century last and industrialization of the region as the park became smaller and lost in importance. But the local government participated greatly in its conservation, transforming the park little by little in place of stroll and cultural meetings.Xixi is a very good destination to relax with a meal and a tea, stroll around the ponds, bamboo and other plum trees, explore the gondola waterways and discover the history of the region. through fishing villages, villas and other cottages.
What to do in Xixi National Park?
Dragon Boat Festival 端午节
Celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Lunar Calendar (late May-early June), it is an opportunity to enjoy zongzi 粽子, glutinous rice cakes wrapped in a bamboo leaf and to attend (or participate) in races of dragon boats. It is therefore possible to attend Xixi!
April to October: 8:00-18:30 (7:30-18:30 for weekends and public holidays)November to March: 8:15-18:00 (8:00-18:00 for weekends and holidays)
80¥The ticket price is -50% for children between 1.20m and 1.50m, and free for those under 1.20m.
Motor-boat: 60 ¥ / hourRowing boat: 100 ¥ / hour (6 people maximum on a boat)