Here goes the Part 3 of my recent trip to the scenic and picturesque Hangzhou - Xixi National Wetland Park 仙境一般的西溪国家湿地公园, 原来湿地里面另有风景.
Xixi National Wetland Park 西溪国家湿地公园 is a new hot tourism spot in Hangzhou attracting tourists all over the world. Xixi Wetland has a history of more than 1,800 years and an abundant cultural heritage. The place contains the vivid life of a water village, featuring silkworm feeding and silk production. Visitor can also enjoy boating on the rivers, the flowers are beautiful and trees are shady. You can have a good break from the hustle and bustle of the city. The park is a large natural wetland situated inside the densely populated city. It is nicknamed as "kidney of Hangzhou" for its pristine air and extensive green vegetation.
Looking for anonymous serenity and peace in bustling Hangzhou? You can find it in Xixi, along with great views and a unique dining experience. If West Lake is the famed beauty of Hangzhou, Xixi National Wetland Park 西溪国家湿地公园 is its young maiden still hidden at home, not yet discovered by the world !
杭州是这么一个能让人亲身体验到历史的地方, 而这份历史是融于自然与生活之中, 让原本秀美的山水变得不一样. 比方西溪湿地与京杭大运河, 更是人工心血的结晶. 历史在杭州的周遭城市, 我们会发现故事更精彩, 余杭区良渚镇所挖屈的良渚文化, 一下子将厉史往前推进 5000 年, 中国古文明原来早在那时就已产生. 当阳的乌镇及建德的新业古民居, 则以一栋又一栋的老房子老风俗见证历史的存在. 亲眼见到这些活生生教材, 为我们诉说一个又一个故事, 那股震撼力可真是够瞧的.
我总觉得, 一个有着悠远历史背景的城市, 硬是比一些新兴的都市要来得吸引人许多, 也许我会喜欢杭州, 就是这样一个原因 ! 杭州就像个历史宝库, 处处都有好故事, 挖也挖不完. 来杭州吧！探访杭州历史的足迹.
In January 2012, six scenic areas in China were added to the nation's AAAAA scenic spot list. Among them is the Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou, that is praised as "paradise on earth".
AAAAA is the highest rating of China's tourist destinations, an evaluation made by the National Tourism Administration as based on services, popularity and the quality of cultural or natural heritage. China has over 120 AAAAA level scenic areas currently.
杭州西溪湿地旅游区, 被正式授予 “国家5A级旅游景区” 称号. 这是西溪湿地获得的又一项国家级荣誉, 将进一步提升西湖区旅游产业竞争力, 也是杭州市乃至浙江省旅游发展史上的一件重大成果. 同时, 也是中国第一个成功成为国家5A级景区的国家湿地公园, 必将对全国湿地公园起到示范引领作用.
Unlike Hangzhou's West Lake which has an enduring reputation among international travelers, the Xixi Wetland is young but rose to fame rapidly. Eight years ago, the region was nothing but fish ponds and farmlands connected by crisscrossing waterways. Then the wetland enjoyed a sudden boom after being chosen as one of the background settings for veteran Chinese romance film "If You Are the One 非诚勿扰" in 2008.
Proceeding from the Pier, or on foot, or by boat into the Xixi, all can feel the unique wetland ecological beauty. Along the grass overgrowth, green willow-lined form my forhead, everywhere is King.
There are six rivers that start at interchanges throughout the Park and squamous distribution with many branching stream and fish ponds formed a unique wetland landscape of Xixi. Xixi is a bird of paradise, the Park featured a variety of Bird Pavilion, to tourists showing the birds enjoy magnificent landscapes of the fly.
水是西溪的灵魂, 正所谓 "一曲溪流一曲烟", 整个园区六条河流纵横交汇, 其间分布着众多的港汊和鱼鳞状鱼塘, 形成了西溪独特的湿地景致. 西溪之重, 重在生态. 为加强生态保护, 在湿地内设置了费家搪, 虾龙滩, 朝天暮漾三大生态保护区和生态恢复区. 入口处设湿地科普展示馆, 园区内有三个生物修复池和一块湿地生态观赏区. 西溪还是鸟的天堂, 园区设有多处观鸟亭, 给游客呈现出群鸟欢飞的壮丽景观.
Xixi has four distinct aesthetic features: coldness, wildness, simplicity and elegance. Coldness suggests quietude as it is a tranquil place in a noisy city; wildness connotes nature as this is a pure land in human society; simplicity means plainness or the philosophy of 'back to nature' and elegance relates to the gathering of literary figures and artists. Thanks to its picturesque waterways and rural landscapes, Xixi has always been an ideal location for artists and writers to produce poems, calligraphy, paintings and epigraphy.
西溪湿地国家公园罕见的城中次生湿地, 也是热门景点 "非诚勿扰" 外景地, 寻着电影中的足迹而去, 回归真正纯粹的大自然, 感受 "一曲溪流一曲烟" 的美妙意境.
"非诚勿扰" 是 2008 年一部喜剧电影, 以轻松幽默的基调, 讲述了一位海归回国征婚的故事, 在中国大陆放映后, 获得了三亿人民币票房.
电影男主角为葛优, 而女演员则为舒淇, 除两位主演外, 电影其他的演员还有方中信, 徐若瑄等. 电影通过给葛优征婚的形式, 呈现了当下都市男女形形色色的生活方式和心理状态.
穿过普济桥, 水系豁然开朗, 一座孤岛长着几棵参天的大树, 右边的岛屿前有一个由木船改建成的小码头. 登上码头, 走过一条约二十米的竹径, 戴着浓密茅草的泊庵显现在眼前.
你可以选择乘坐电瓶车, 沿途用心去捕捉西溪美景的细节, 去细细体味, 感受自然, 野趣, 返朴归真的意境. 旖旎的自然风景, 深厚的历史, 浓郁的田园水乡风情, 完美的自然生态与厚重的历史文化交融为一体, 使风景呈现在举目望去的每一处地方.
Xixi has not only broad open views, but also a variety of water views. Warm and humid, the area enjoys a comfortable climate featuring abundant precipitaThis place is peaceful and I can’t believe my eyes when a road and massive complexes appear around the corner. As I turn my head the other side of the river shows a whole other panorama. White wooden houses with dark decorations in traditional Chinese style are spread out in harmony with the most beautiful of trees. The pink flowers covering the treetops make this scenery look just like those typical Chinese paintings my grandmother used to have on her wall. Put a warrior and his lover in the center and the scene is complete.
Reed, trees and bushes are what that clean the water in this area, just like the massive mangrove further south. I could imagine one of the trees as being part of The Lion King, with birds nest waiting for vultures to return, something that i convince myself is not going to happen anytime soon. This place truly gets my fantasy going.
The park itself include some pathways around the little swamps filled from time to time with different traditional little water villages and pagodas. Even if not all the park is available for bikes to enter into the complex, you can still have some rides along the big alleys. When it comes to food and souvenirs, as in every Chinese historic site, many of the old buildings were transformed into shops. Besides those, inside Xixi you can find seasonal food stands that sell various dishes, drinks and sweets.
Just enjoy the walk through this pleasantly green piece of nature. You just have to pass the main gate to suddenly have the impression that you are entering a delta. It is interesting to see how a wetland survives inside a big metropolis and how it gets integrated inside it. Going there you can see how the city expanded on fast forward, a process that characterize Chinese contemporary society. In the past from West Lake to Xixi Wetland there was "no Hangzhou", just some villages and land good for agriculture. Even 10 years ago, more than half of the neighborhoods than now lay in between this two attractions were not build and now the park is in the city's limits.
西溪旅游走的将是生态体验, 文化怀旧的路子. 游人在西溪的活动, 主要是对湿地生态环境的体验和感受, 对历史文化的体味和怀旧. 仅以芦荡观鸟为例, 西溪将设高台观鸟处, 游人可以通过望远镜等设施远远地欣赏鸟类的活动, 也将设计掩体式的观察平台, 能让人悄悄地接近鸟类, 方便近距离的科考活动. 西溪将力争成为一个生态教育的大课堂.
在西溪, 或独钓塘边, 各种各样令人愉悦的游憩活动全凭游人兴致. 西溪一期共开放烟水渔庄, 西溪水阁, 梅竹山庄, 深潭口, 西溪梅墅, 西溪草堂, 泊庵等八大景点. 这些充满当地特色, 富有湿地风情的活动不妨去领略一下.
西溪人家中所展示的物品均是以前居住在西溪的农家所使用的生活用品和农耕渔事活动的劳动工具, 其中许多东西都是西溪农家所特有的, 如瓦盘, 瓦圈, 砖夹等.
If your daily life is in a fast-paced city, i suggest you find time to go to the Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou to enjoy the natural scenery there. Hangzhou Xixi Wetland's new ecological attractions, the former swamps the old village houses, with a very strong historical and cultural deposition will create first impression that is harmonious and beautiful natural environment. There is no sculpture traces. Full of ponds, trees, withered leaves, weeds, reeds swaying in the wind, playing with the ruins of the figure. The current season perks up things silently, along the waterway before the trip, as if on shore hut, reed that are truly breathtaking. Touch the shore and boat mooring, walking along the countryside in some muddy track, in addition to eggplant, corn, vine, small farm house country flavor approached. I felt out of a sudden that there was a happy home to return and I could not help owning a little faster. I was somehow lost in my own world and my heart was filled with inexplicable melancholy in the Xixi National Wetland Park. That is the sentimental part which conceal the avalanche. This park is definitely one of the most wonderful attractions in Hangzhou!
西溪的景色特点以天然质朴为美, 将其提炼为四个字: "冷, 野, 淡, 雅". 冷, 就是幽寂, 冷静好似都市里的一帖宁静剂. 野, 就是天然, 野趣, 宛如红尘中的原始净土. 淡, 就是淡泊, 清远, 能使人领悟回归自然的哲理. 雅, 就是文雅, 高雅, 寻常处可感受到浓郁的文化气息. 西溪湿地以独特的风光和生态, 形成了极富吸引力的一种湿地景观旅游资源. 在西溪, 你可以泛舟湖漾港汊, 可以垂钓河塘柳荫, 秋风中可以观柿听芦, 冬日里可以探访梅花, 也可以在初春时踏青漫步, 在夏日下采菱赏荷, 其中的野趣妙意, 真是令人流连忘返.
西溪正日益吸引着天下游人, 而我现在所在的湿地西区, 不仅以返朴归真的湿地景致, 更以千年的深厚文化积淀, 展示其不朽的精神内涵. 相信不久的将来, 您肯定会看到一个更美丽, 更舒适, 更休闲, 同时充满文化气息的杭州西溪国家湿地公园西区. 原来湿地里面真的另有风景, 仙境一般的西溪国家湿地公园 !
Hangzhou 梦幻杭州之旅 - Part 4 - To be continued....
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