Less than five kilometers away from West Lake lies Xixi National Wetland Park, a unique attraction that offers visitors a retreat from the usual busy city sights. As soon as you arrive, you will be greeted by fresh air and a peaceful environment. The wetland park is said to have inspired a number of poets and artists from ancient times because of its strong cultural atmosphere. Take as much time as you please exploring the vast park, 70% of which is made up of river ports, ponds and lakes. Don’t miss your chance to visit the Quixue Hut in the center of Xixi, the most beautiful spot in the park where you’ll get great panoramic views of the wetland from a nearby tower. If you’re looking for a relaxing stroll near the city, Xixi National Wetland Park is the place to be.