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Wuzhen Water Town

No.18 South Shifo Road | Wuzhen Town, Tongxiang 314501, China
+86 573 8873 1088
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Wuzhen, a 1300-year-old water town on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, is a national 5A scenic area and one of China's top ten historical & cultural towns. Located on the Hangzhou-Jiaxing-Huzhou Plain in northern Zhejiang Province, it is at the center of the golden triangle consisting of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Wuzhen can be easily accessed through a number of expressways and national highways. In 2001, Wuzhen was named as a candidate for UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List. At the end of 2006, it was included in the revised List of China's Candidates for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. In 2009, Wuzhen was named as the first PATA eco-tourism destination in Mainland China. The ancient Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flows through the town, which is divided by waterways into four areas, Dongzha, Xizha, Nanzha, and Beizha. Since its foundation in 872 A.D., Wuzhen has never changed its name, location, waterways, or way of life. Traditional buildings remain intact today even after hundreds years of weathering.
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“scenic zone” (6 reviews)
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No.18 South Shifo Road | Wuzhen Town, Tongxiang 314501, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You will know a Chinese countryside small village, completely different from Shanghai or Beijing. Few people speak English, but the whole city has WIFI and the local people use the mobile translator to communicate with tourists. Most people very attentive with the rare Westerner tourists...More

Thank Xu89
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wuzhen is very touristy and worth exploring. But we could only do a few parts of the West Gate with our three and half hours. The place is very picturesque with its remarkable characteristics and rich with many attractions from the past. Would love to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1300 years old a famous town to see especially all the waterways, bridges and the all litle houses. Go by night and make a canaltrip.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazingly charming watertown that turns 'live' at night. There are two scenic areas to visit, the west and east, which is huge enough to spend a whole day wondering around. Make sure to spend a night here to see the lights and enjoy a nice...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful day and night in the village for spring relaxation ! Hotel within the village is not cheap but acceptable ONLY.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

I'm giving this a top rating on the assumption that people will understand the place and not go if it is not to their taste. Wuzhen is a genuinely old town, but unlike the other canal towns in the region, the buildings along the canal...More

Thank George C
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Came here with only a full backpack to see and feel the simple beauty and amorous feelings generated by this ancient Chinese water-town. The town’s over 7,000-year history can be partially seen through its stone bridges, stone pathways, buildings, wood carvings, and more. Many of...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

It is considered as Venice of China. Consists of east and west gate. We spent about 3hrs on the east gate and took a ride to the west gate (spent rest of the day until 10pm). Overall, it is good to be at the west...More

Thank EdwardLiew128
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Venice of China, but venice is bigger And more beautifull, but this was great too. A must When You are in this part of China.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

After 20 + years traveling to China on business, I never realized what beauty existed withing a 40 minute drive from Tongxiang. I had visited this water town before but didn't realize there was a resort withing this town. Our supplier took us to the...More

1  Thank Russell K
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April 5, 2018|
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Response from jameshuang | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a storage space just like those long distance bus in US. I took the bus from Hangzhou to Wuzhen but not Wuzhen to Suzhou. I believe they are the same.orage space just like
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ktarduaa
March 8, 2018|
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Response from Racheladdy | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. They are every 30 mins from the main bus stations there is a free shuttle bus to the bus station from the ancient village.
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Cheryl_Kan
October 29, 2017|
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Response from yesduhh | Reviewed this property |
I did not stay inside the historical zone, but rather a short distance outside. There are plenty of hotels in the city. I stayed at [Gold River-side Hotel Wuzhen] which had a free shuttle service to the historical areas... More
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