Xixi National Wetland Park

Xixi National Wetland Park (Chinese: 西溪国家湿地公园) is a national wetland park in China, located at the west part of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, a total of 1,150 hectares (2,800 acres). The park is densely crisscrossed with six main watercourses, among which are scattered various ponds, lakes and swamps.

Xixi National Wetland Park
Xixi National Wetland Park
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LocationHangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Coordinates30°16′14″N 120°03′45″E
Area1,150 hectares (2,800 acres)

XiXi Wetland has a history of more than 1,800 years and an abundant cultural heritage. It’s the original site of Chinese South Opera; it has a traditional dragon boat contest; it contains the vivid life of a water village, featuring silkworm feeding and silk production.

The sights

Hazy Fisher Village Is famous for the scenery of willows, haze, mist and smoke from kitchen chimneys.
Anchorage Thatching Seems like an island floating on water—it’s the origin of the name “ anchorage”.
Autumn Snow Temple Gains its reputation from white bulrush flowers, which blossom in winter and dance in the sky, similar to snow in winter.
Deep Pool Mouth Can only be reached by boat, and is the site of the annual dragon boat contest.
XiXi Thatching Was once famous collector Fen Mengzhen’s second house in the late Ming Dynasty, recording the artistic life of “ lying on water and tasting tea”.
XiXi Plum Villa Has a taste of eremitic sentiment, because the plum is the symbol of the hermit in Chinese culture.
Plum and Bamboo Manor Is concealed in the plum and bamboo bosks, where poets met in the Qing Dynasty.
XiXi Water Attic Is the place for collecting books and reading, with the west part “ Blue Brook Study” and the east part “ Book Possession”.


Typical birds are: little egret, wild geese, common kingfisher, mallard duck and silver pheasant.

Aquatic animals are carp, chub, shrimp, eel and crab.

Some of the vegetation includes: persimmon, willow, camphor, bamboo, mulberry, plum, peach, elm, nelumbo, maple, poplar and hibiscus.


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