The famous Xixi National Wetland Park is the first and only one so far at home that is integrated with city wetland, farming wetland and culture wetland. The bearing area of Xixi National Wetland Park is one of China's best touring famous scenic spot for wetland tourism. It is also our country's touring area of Grade AAA. Situated in the western downtown of Hangzhou City, only 5km away from the famous West Lake, Xixi National Swamp Park is the rare secondary wetland in the city.
It's one of the "Three West" in Hangzhou City, along with the West Lake and the West Pool. Almost 70% of the total park area is river port, shimmering pool, smooth lake and swampy area. Xixi National Wetland Park covers an area of 11.5 square kilometers, which consists of the eastern wetland ecological conservation cultivation area, the central wetland ecotourism leisure zone and the western wetland ecological landscape closed developing area.
Xixi National Wetland Park has formed the extremely attractive wetland landscape tourist resources with its unique natural views and good ecological environment, which also have attracted numerous tourists from all over the world. The entire park is crisscrossed with six main watercourses, among which scatter the endless succession of fishponds, the crisscrossing forks of the rivers and swamps, which has created this typical landscape with a unique style and a romantic setting, and it would without doubt make you remember the long-lasting feeling and enjoy its unusual appearance.
The beautiful wetland is a self-severing ecological system which is frequently classified into three reserves—Feijia Pond, Xialong Shoal and Chaotianmu Pond, each has its own uniqueness and personality. Xixi National Wetland Park is also the paradise of the birds of many different kinds, thus it is a well-known ecological scenic area and the natural scenic spot of bird appreciation.
Within the wetland contains many of the world's great rivers and is blessed with plentiful rain, the optimum temperature, numerous vegetation and massive sedge grass. Different kinds of birds and beasts are seen everywhere amid the birds' twitter and the fragrance of flowers. The air within the boundaries of the wetland is pure and healthy.
In the Xixi National Wetland Park, you could go for a sail on the lake in the river-lake-estuary regions, go angling in the pools under the willow trees, enjoy the persimmon and listen to the voices of reeds in the autumn wind and pay a visit to the plum-blossom in the wintertime. You could also go for an outing at the beginning of spring and admire the lotus flowers in the warm summer sun.
The rustic and subtle charm of its own makes you linger among the natural, graceful and beautiful picture of water, hills, wetland and so on. Hangzhou is well known the whole world over for its plum blossoms. Currently, in addition to enjoying them on water, travelers could also have the option of appreciating them in the plum cottages in the southeast of the park, where is fringed with flowering plum and apricot.