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Local Festivals

Join in the local festivities of Hangzhou.

Xixi Plum Blossom Festival

Experience the attractive charm of the famed Xixi plum blossom at this annual spring festival held at Xixi National Wetland Park. Join in the fun activities or walk down the garden trails specially paved for you to enjoy the full effect of the floral beauty. Price: RMB 80 per person Timing: February

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Xixi Flower Festival

Held at the 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. Price: RMB 80 per person Timing: March - May

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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 handcrafted dragon boats. Timing: May

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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. Price: RMB 80 per person Timing: September

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. Timing: September

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.

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