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Wuzhen Water Town

Open today: 7:20 AM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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No.18 South Shifo Road | Wuzhen Town, Tongxiang 314501, China
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All reviews west side scenic zone guest house boat ride day trip beautiful water narrow streets yangtze river stone pathways stay overnight night view souvenir shops bus station ancient town tour group both sides walk around
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my greatest experiences...walking in the village and seeing the life of people in their beautiful houses deeply impressed me. Although the weather was super hot in the middle of August, I'm happy that I had the chance to visit this incredible place.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wuzhen experience is something you feel, the calmness of the water, the hustle bustle in the street, the chatter of families walking around, laughter from the cafes, smells of various foods wafting through the narrow lanes... We stayed in an ancient grocery converted to...More

Thank agrawalrsachin
Reviewed 15 August 2018

If you are on a day visit, just go have a look at Dongzha first because that area is still at it's basic natural condition and not developed yet. Not much to see but I love the pickles that was sold there. Xizha is more...More

4  Thank JeannieTay
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The Ancient town is well preserved and gives a greater insight into old China. If Wuzhen is too out of the way for you Pingjiang in Suzhou may be a better option, it is also much livelier.

Thank Gurkiranpreet K
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Loved this town. From the boat ride on the canals, the busy night time shopping and the beautiful sunrise over ancient cobblestone streets. Definitely not to be missed. Recommend waking up early and taking a walk as the streets come alive This place is known...More

Thank ReenieBabe
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Not easy to reach this place. And water town basically only good to visit when it's evening time (I knew it after I was visited). When you going in the afternoon and summer time, its literally NOTHING. Only traditional town with water on it, shops...More

Thank r1karegina
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Many tour groups come here and we were brought here by Nexus Holidays. Once you have paid the ticket, you have an option to have an interpretative tour guide bring you around through the site at a good pace. Due to many people coming here...More

Thank welldunn662016
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Wuzhen is divided into the East and West sections. I have visited the East side previously but have not been to the West side, apparently the East side is more picturesque and historic, whilst the West side caters for hotels. One day I would like...More

Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 21 June 2018 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
Reviewed 13 June 2018 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

Thank Amy N
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5 April 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
8 March 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.
29 October 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