Xixi National Wetland Park
|Xixi National Wetland Park|
In Xixi National Wetland Park
|Location||Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China|
|Area||1,150 hectares (2,800 acres)|
Xixi National Wetland Park (Chinese: 西溪国家湿地公园) is the only 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 scatter various ponds, lakes and swamps.
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.
|Hazy Fisher Village||Is famous for the scenery of willow 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”.|