Local Festival and Attractions Activities
These attractions and events are highly-esteemed by the local community, and showcase the culture and lifestyle of Hangzhou. Travellers will get a taste of the local scene, and bring home a unique experience that cannot be replicated elsewhere.
Xixi Flower Festival
Held atthe Green Bank,get drawn into the world of flowers in this exhibition and leave awed. Treat your senses to the fragrant floral scent and be mesmerised by the colours and wonders of nature’s masterpieces.Take in the amazing view on a boat or go for a stroll through the festival with your loved ones. .
Xixi Dragon Boat Festival
The annual Hangzhou Xixi International Dragon Boat Race is a very important event to the Chinese. It will be a cultural experience for visitors as you are sure to be swept off your feet by the crowd’s lively demeanour and the many festivities. Watch the race, sip some tea, catch an opera or simply marvel at the hand-crafted dragon boats.
Xixi Persimmon Festival
Xixi Red Persimmon Festival is a traditional festival held at Xixi National Wetland Park. You can pick persimmons and participate in various persimmon-themed activities such as building the world’s highest stack of persimmons and the Persimmon Parade. After all that excitement, settle in for a Yueju Opera performance.
Xixi Reed Festival
Xixi Reed Festival takes place every November and December. You can catch the Yueju Opera or enjoy poetry at Qiu Xue An. Alternatively, you can experience the local fishing activities and try fishing.
Xixi Plum Blossom Festival
Pamper yourselves at the Pavilion with an afternoon tea party. Takea break, and havea quiet conversation over different types of tea paired with bite-sized goodies.
Qiantang Tidal Bore
Qiantang Tidal Bore is a popular attraction celebrated for hundreds of years, and sees up to 170,000 tide-watchers annually. The tidal bore happens during the spring tide with every full moon and is the strongest during autumn – also when the tide-watching festival is held (on the 18th day of the 8th month based on the Chinese calendar). Tide-viewing sites include Qiantang River Bridge, along Zhijiang Road below the Six Harmonies Pagoda and the specially-designed viewing platform at Xiaoshan suburb.