China is warming up to environmental protection and the concept of wetland parks. Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou is the first in a series of planned wetland parks across China. Right now, a few months after it’s been open to the public, it is still more of a half-built cultural attraction rather than a nature park, but there’s already lots to see and explore.

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

 

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

 

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

 

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park 

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

 

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

 

 

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

 

I love these authentic buildings with graffiti from the cultural revolution.

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

 

Some lovely panoramas to wrap up:

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

 

Following is a map of the entire compound:

Hangzhou’s Xixi National Wetland Park

Watch this next video to get a sense of the full plan for this place :

 

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