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[Travel Guide] [zhejiang] Xixi National Wetland Park: Hangzhou's hidden beauty [Copy link] 中文

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Xixi is a lush wetland that covers about 10 square kilometers, of which three-and-a-half square kilometers are open to the public as a park.

With more than 70 percent of the area being covered by water, Xixi National Wetland Park truly deserves its nickname, "wetland paradise."

China's first national wetland park, Xixi National Wetland Park opened in 2008.

Xixi National Wetland Park ticket price: RMB140, including a 20-minute electric boat ride

Small boat rentals: RMB100 per hour


Dining: around RMB80 per person


How to get there: High-speed trains from Shanghai Hongqiao Station to Hangzhou City Station depart every hour of a day. The trip takes about 60 minutes. There is no express line from the railway station to the park, so the best way to the park is by cab. The ride takes around 45 minutes and costs about RMB60.

Xixi Wetland
518 Tianmushan Lu, near Xixi Lu, Hangzhou
杭州市天目山路518号, 近西溪路
+86 571 8810 6688,
April 1-October 31: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;
November 1-March 31: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Weeded waterway


About 70 percent of Xixi National Wetland Park is covered with water. Wild weeds lining the water provide the park with its signature look.




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Liquid perspective


Land surrounded by water? Or water surrounded by land? It's all a matter of perspective -- and footing -- at Xixi National Wetland Park.

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Ancient garden

Traditional architecture at Xixi National Wetland Park is adapted to the natural environment, such as these gardens designed in the delicate Jiangnan style from south of the Yangtze River.
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Lazy float

The quintessential Xixi activity: Drifting in a small boat drinking tea, playing cards, enjoying a meal and enjoying the scenery.
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Meals on the water

Restaurants in the park offer delivery service. Most dishes will arrive at the dock within half an hour of ordering.

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Colored palette

Filled with color, water and looming mountains, Xixi scenery has been likened to Chinese watercolor and ink paintings.
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Poetic pond

Tang Dynasty poet Li Shangyin famously wrote about the sound of rain drops on withered lotus. Few places in China evoke his words more strongly than the "ugly beauty" of Xixi's many ponds.
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