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Xixi Wetland Park

2016-08-09

  Xixi National Wetland Park, a rare secondary wetland in city, is located at the west of Hangzhou downtown and only 5 kilometers or less from the West Lake. For the abundant ecological resources, unaffected natural landscape and profound cultural accumulation here, it shared the name of “the Three Xi” of Hangzhou with the West Lake (Chinese name: Xihu) and Xiling (a seal club). It is the first and also the sole national wetland park integrating urban wetland, agricultural wetland and cultural wetland in one at home now.

  Three dykes and ten scenery spots: Fu (Blessing) Dyke: “Fu Dyke”, a north-south long causeway of 2,300 meters long and 7 meters wide, lies in the west side of Jiangcun Harbor and east side of Shentankou Harbor. It runs through the whole Xixi National Wetland Park and connects six bridges named with “Fu”, which are respectively named with Yuanfu Bridge, Yongfu Bridge, Qingfu Bridge, Xiangfu Bridge, Guangfu Bridge and Quanfu Bridge. The six repetitions of “Fu” (blessing) represent the wish of local residents, exuding immeasurable and intense nostalgia. “Lv Dyke” is an east-west long causeway of 1,600 meters long and 7 meters wide. With fishponds at both sides, the fishpond bases are rich in vegetation with a beautiful ecological environment and landscape. Shou Dyke, in the stage III of Xixi Wetland and parallel to Wuchang Harbor, is a north-south causeway of 3,600 meters long and 4.5 meters wide as the longest one in Xixi Wetland.

  Ten scenery spots: Blowing Snow in Reeds of Autumn, Red Persimmon Mirrored in Wave, Dragon Boat Meeting, Shoal with Lotus and Egrets, Floating Reeds with the Moon, Fishing Village in Misty Rain, Searching for Plum Blossom along with River, Trace of Imperial Palace in Gaozhuang, Watching Dramas at Bank of River.  

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