Located in the west of the Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province with less than 5 miles away from the West Lake, the Xixi National Wetland Park is a rare of the secondary wetlands in the city with the rich ecological resources, plain natural landscape and deeply profound cultural accumulation. It is called the “Three West” along with the West Lake and Xiling Society of Seal Arts”, and it is the only National Wetland Park as a combination of urban wetland, farming wetland and cultural wetland in China. It was included in the list of international important wetlands in 3rd November 2009.
Being an AAAAA level scenic spot and covering an area of 10.08 square kilometers, the Xixi National Wetland Park is divided into three parts: east wetland ecological protection cultivation area, central wetland ecological tourism and leisure area and west wetland ecology landscape cultivated area. It has formed very attractive wetland landscape tourism resources because of its unique scenery and ecology. Characterized by many rivers with clear water, comfortable temperature, abundant rainfall, various vegetation, a large area of reed, a plenty of animals and birds, fair-sounding birds singing and sweet fragrance of flowers and fresh air, the Xixi National Wetland Park is really a wonderful place for your Hangzhou tour, where you can take a boat on the clear and green water, go fishing under the willow along the river, walk for an outing in early spring, pick the water caltrop and admire the lotus in summer, appreciate the persimmon and listen to the reed in the autumn, view the beautiful plum blossom in winter—how amazing and enjoyable!
Travel information: 1) Opening time: 8:30 a.m. – 17:30 p.m. 2) Ticket price: 80 RMB/ adult for the park ticket and 60 RMB/ adult for the battery boats tickets and 5 RMB for battery cart /person/ticket trip and 100 RMB for sculling boat/ hour with about 1 hour. 3) Duration: 2.5 hours. 4) Ways to go there: Take the No. 193 city public bus to Temmoku Mountain flowers Jiang road station. 5) Best time to visit: all the year round except the winter time.