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Wuzhen Town

Wuzhen Town Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
Wuzhen Town, in Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, has a history of more than 1,000 years. Over 80% of the ancient residential houses, workshops, and stores which are still standing on the banks of the rivers have remained unchanged, lending an atmosphere of antiquity.

During the Spring and Autumn Period (BC770-221), Wuzhen Town is the boundary area of Wu Kingdom and Yue Kingdom. And Wu Kingdom sent station troops to stay here to garrison their land. Tradition is still very much alive in Wuzhen Town. In addition to flower-drum opera, shadow-puppet shows, and temple fairs, Wuzhen Town also attracts visitors with its time-honoured art of making indigo-dyed printed calico.

In ancient times, indigo-dyed printed calico was used for curtains, scarves, and tablecloths in every household in the countryside of Zhejiang Province.

Features
Today it is still common to see old women in indigo-blue gowns leisurely operating spinning wheels or looms at weaving workshops in the old lanes of Wuzhen Town, while the squeaks of the looms resound throughout the lanes. Carrying on this tradition has become a part of the lives of the old women. Wuzhen Town has been included by UNESCO in the reserve list of world cultural heritages.

There is a saying that "For any visit south of the Yangtze River; one place not to be missed is the town of Wuzhen Town". So you should not miss it.

Traffic:

Wuzhen provides visitors with a very convenient transport. Tour buses can be taken from Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Ningbo every day.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: two and half hours.

Wuzhen Town, the famous water town in Hangzhou
Wuzhen Town is the famous water town in Hangzhou, Zhejiang

Wuzhen Town, the famous water town in Hangzhou

Wuzhen Town is the famous water town in Hangzhou, Zhejiang

Wuzhen Town, the famous water town in Hangzhou

The raining day in Wuzhen Town

Wuzhen Town, the famous water town in Hangzhou

Spring of Wuzhen

Wuzhen Town, the famous water town in Hangzhou

Sunny day of Wuzhen Town

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