Attraction: Cruising in Zhouzhuang, Shen House, Zhang house
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Attractions: Xitang Water Town, Cruising in Xitang
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Attraction: The West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Meijiawu Tea Plantation
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Attraction: The Grand Canal, Lingering Garden, Rickshaw ride, The No.1 Silk Factory, Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill
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Attraction: Humble Administrator's Garden, The Grand Canal, Panmen Gate, Lingering Garden, The No.1 Silk Factory, Wangshi Garden, Hanshan Temple, Rickshaw ride, Tongli Water Town
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Wuzhen,located in the north of Zhejiang province, is embraced by the Beijing-Hangzhou grand canal with rivers and canals crisscrossing the whole town. For hundreds of years, its residents have been building houses along the rivers and trading near the bridges. the ancient docks, waterside pavilions, and corridors stretch out for miles and erect a romantic atmosphere that is typical to Jiang Nan water towns.
Wuzhen boasts its prosperous past and simple lifestyle. tongxiang's unique folk custom, such as boxing boat, Huagu opera with local character, shadow play and gathering pilgrim, show the rich tradition of the locality.
Wuzhen is famous for its natural beauty and many talented people in history. Since the south dynasty when the prince of Liang kingdom-Zhao Ming once studied here, such literary master as Maodun had left many cultural relics here. if boating around the water network, or lingering in the lanes one can always feel the serenity, peacefulness, and subtle beauty of the Jiang Nan water town.
Shanghai-Wuzhen: On weekends or some major festivals, there are special-line buses departing from Shanghai Hongkou football stadium at 8:00 am or Shanghai Stadium at 7:50, 8:45 am for Wuzhen. Shanghai Xiqu bus station also has some bus connections to Wuzhen and the ticket price is 30 Yuan/per person.
Hangzhou-Wuzhen: There are no direct buses running between Hangzhou and Wuzhen, visitors want to travel Wuzhen via bus journey has to make a transfer at Tongxiang.
Nanxun-Wuzhen: Buses from Nanxun to Jiaxing all passing through Wuzhen.
Rickshaws and Taxis are the main transportation means in Wuzhen.
Accommodation is not hard to come by in Wuzhen. Wuzhen is a newly opened tourist destination. To meet the great lodging demand especially in peak season, many hotels, hotel inns has been buit in recent years. The main accommodation is in the " budget" level. In the town, there are only one star-grade hotel that is the mid-night hotel( add: No.3 Ziye Road, Wuzhen town; tel: 0573-8716688). the hotel is in huge demand even in low travel season, so you'd better book in advance is you want to stay there.
Wuzhen is a good place to well treat your mouth. big restaurants and small street stalls offer a great variety of local flavors. in some old restaurants such as the Jiujiang Lou and Shanyang Guan Restaurants visitors can try the famous local food steamed pork slices with glutinous rice flour wrapped in lotus. Travelers can also chooes to dine at one of the local's home, provided you know some Chinese. Food is simple but dining at a casual Chinese family's home may provide a quite different experience.
Former Residence of Maodun: Maodun is a famous literature writer in modern China, with novel of 'midnight', etc. literary works. his former home is located in the middle part of Guanqian street of the town, where he had his happy childhood. The home is a traditional Chinese style house built in Qing Dynasty.
Xiu Zhen Guan: Xiuzhenguan is a taoist temple which is built in Xianpingyuan period of Bei Song Dynasty. It is one of three famous taoist temples in south bank in Yangtze River.
Ancient Stage: The stage is built in 1749. it is sitting back on a major river of the town and facing a plaza. In the ancient time, farmers around the town came to watch plays by rowing boat. while a play was going on, boats were floating on the river.
Local Housing: An architectural complex that is a legacy of Qing Dynasty reflects local architectural style and humanity.