The Xikou Scenic Area. /溪口景区。[Photo by Tang Yan]唐严摄
By Gou Wen
As early as the Han Dynasty, Xikou was known as a "seaside fairyland". It is embraced by mountains and rivers. Xikou has a centuries-old town, spectacular valleys and waterfalls, and the gorgeous Tingxia Lake.
The Xikou Scenic Area is Ningbo's first 5A-rated tourist destination. Located in Xikou Town of Fenghua district, it borders Wuling to the east, Shanxi River to the south, and Xuedou Mountain to the north. It has beautiful scenery and covers an area of 381 square kilometers.
Xikou's Xuedou Mountain has a warm and humid climate, four distinct seasons, lush green hillsides, and waterfalls. Xuedou Temple, founded in the Jin Dynasty, has a history of more than 1,700 years and is one of the main tourist attractions of Xikou.