China Matters presents China's First National Urban Wetland

However, right beside the Lake lies another valuable ecological resort.Xixi National Wetland Park, situated in western Hangzhou and about 5 km from the West Lake, is a rare urban wetland.


PTI | Beijing | Updated: 17-06-2021 10:02 IST | Created: 17-06-2021 09:58 IST
China Matters presents China's First National Urban Wetland
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When it comes to the city of Hangzhou, you might think of the West Lake in the first place as its landmark. However, right beside the Lake lies another valuable ecological resort.

Xixi National Wetland Park, situated in western Hangzhou and about 5 km from the West Lake, is a rare urban wetland. The entire park covers an area of about 11.5 square kilometers, 70% of which is water area. Six rivers thread through the park, while countless streams crisscross the scene.

It is now the first and only national wetland park in China combining urban life, farming, and culture. Nurtured by Xixi Town built more than 1,100 years ago, Xixi Wetland has become a cradle of fishing, bamboo, and tea culture. Thanks to the wisdom and efforts of traditional craftsmen living in the town, the wetland fosters a bunch of intangible cultural heritage items. In Xixi National Wetland Park, Josh meets a craftswoman who has been devoted to making bamboo baskets for over 40 years and learns the basic skills of basket making.

He also talks to a leading researcher in the wetland and understands more of how the wetland was transformed from a marsh into an ecological park. The video is filmed and produced by China Matters.

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