Old Water Town,Wuzhen Tours – Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, China

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Old Water Town,Wuzhen
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Hangzhou,Zhejiang, China, Zhejiang Province, Wuzhen

About this place

Chinese people say that unless you visit the Great Wall then you haven't been to China.

For any visit south of the Yangtze River; one place not to be missed is the town of Wuzhen.

Located in the centre of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 17 kilometres (10.56 miles) north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays its two-thousand-year history in its ancient stone bridges floating on mild water, its stone pathways between the mottled walls and its delicate wood carvings.

Also, setting it apart from other towns, it gives a unique experience through its profound cultural background.

It is said that people have lived in Wuzhen for 7000 years and over time it has produced a galaxy of talents.

Mao Dun(茅盾), an outstanding modern Chinese writer, was born here and his masterpiece, 'The Lin's Shop'(林家铺子 linjiapuzi), describes vividly the life of Wuzhen.

In 1991, Wuzhen was authorized as the Provincial Ancient Town of History and Culture, so ranking first among the six ancient towns south of the Yangtze River.

Wuzhen's uniqueness lies in its layout, being 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) long and divided into six districts.

These are: Traditional Workshops District, Traditional Local-Styled Dwelling Houses District, Traditional Culture District, Traditional Food and Beverage District, Traditional Shops and Stores District, and Water Township Customs and Life District.

Wandering along the east-west-east circuit created by these six districts, you will enjoy the atmosphere of the traditional cultures and the original ancient features of the town that have been preserved intact.

For any city,you can take a bus or train to Hangzhou or Tongxiang,then transfer another bus to Wuzhen town.

Shanghai has the direct bus to Wuzhen.

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Living in the memory.

By Sisley,

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I went to Wuzhen 10 years ago when i was in high school, not many tourists there then, so quite and peaceful.
Now i heard its even more beautiful there and also more tourists, of course, this place worth you to go.
I also visited other water towns in Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, I have to say, Wuzhen is always the best one.

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