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Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Park

Introducing Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Park, Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Park guide, Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Park Travel Guide
Article from Hangzhou Municipal Commission of Tourism

Xixi Wetland Park is well known as the Three Xi’s (West) of Hangzhou (short for the three landmark attractions in Hangzhou) along with West Lake (Xihu), and Xiling Seal-Engravers' Society. Covering an area of 10.08 square kilometers, Xixi Wetland Park is located at the west part of Hangzhou, less than 5 kilometers away from West Lake. Xixi Wetland Park is China’s first and the only national wetland park, which combines urban wetland, farming wetland and cultural wetland.

Water is the soul of the Xixi Wetland Park. About seventy percent of the area is covered with water which creates a special habitat for various species of plants and animals. Six creeks crisscross the park, among which scatter various creeks, ponds, lakes and swamps with water-birds flying about just above them and fish swimming freely in them. Reed catkins in the autumn and plum blossoms in winter are also Xixi Wetland Park's highlights.

Xixi Wetland Park has a history of more than 1,800 years. Xixi Wetland Park was first discovered in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), flourished during the Dynasties of Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing (1644-1912 AD), declined during the Republican Period, and revived in Modern Times. Abundant cultural heritages accumulated during this period such as, Yue Opera, Dragon Boat Racing, water village-style life featuring silkworm feeding and silk production etc.

Also because of its features like peacefulness, primitiveness, undisturbedness, Xixi Wetland Park was regarded as a pure land on earth by many literators. And Xixi Wetland Park remained a favorite haunt for them. These literators left behind themselves many works of art as well as footprints which in turn provides profound culture flavor to enhance Xixi Wetland Park.

Quick Facts on Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Park

• Name: Hangzhou Xixi Wetland Park
• Location: No.518, Tianmushan Road
• Phone: +86-571-88106696
• Dates: Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420)
• Best Time to Visit: April to October
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 7:30-17:30 (Apr 1 to Oct 31); 8:30-17:00 (Nov 1 to Mar 31)
• Admission Fee: CNY 80 (for adults); CNY 40 (for childern)
• Boat: CNY 60 (Battery Boat); CNY 100 (Rowing Boat)
• Battery Car: CNY5

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