Hangzhou Xixi International Dragon Boat Race is held annually on Dragon Boat Festival (7 Jun, 2019). Click the link for other years' dates. The event has a long history and unique style.
Xixi Wetland a great place for watching a dragon boat race in Hangzhou’s urban area, and better than races in downtown Hangzhou.
Xixi Wetland One of the rare urban wetlands in China, Xixi National Wetland Park is in the west of Hangzhou City, less than 5 km from West Lake.
With rich ecological resources, a simple and natural landscape, and a profound culture, Xixi is known as one of Hangzhou's 'three Xi's' along with Xi Hu (West Lake) and Xiling (the Seal Engravers' Society). It is the first and only wetland park in China combining urban life, farming, and culture.
Hangzhou Xixi International Dragon Boat Race You have the chance to appreciate the wonderful dragon boat race, and the perfect combination of Chinese folk traditions and Olympic spirit. You can sit in the tea pavilion and enjoy tea, whilst listening to well-known Chinese operas, and feasting your eyes on the gorgeously wrought dragon boats.