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Wuzhen Water Town

Introducing Wuzhen Water Town, Wuzhen Water Town Guide, Wuzhen Water Town Travel Guide
Article from Wuzhen Tourism

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, Wuzhen Water Town is at the center of the golden triangle consisting of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Wuzhen Water Town 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 Wuzhen Water 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.

Quick Facts on Wuzhen Water Town

• Name: Wuzhen Water Town
• Location: 80 km from Hangzhou
• Phone: +86-573-88731088
• Best Time to Visit: March to May; September to November
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 3-5 Hours
• Opening Hours: Dongzha: 7:00-18:00 (May 1 to Oct 8), 7:00-17:30 (Oct 8 to the next Apr 30); Xizha: 8:00-17:30 (May 1 to Oct 8), 8:00-17:00 (Oct 9 to the next Apr 30), 9:00-22:00 (outdoor facilities)
• Admission Fee: CNY 100 (Dongzha); CNY 120 (Xizha)
• Boat Rental: Dongzha: CNY 30 for adults, CNY 15 for children; Xizha: CNY 60 for adults, CNY 30 for children

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