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2-Day Holiday at Wuzhen (the Best Water Town in China) from Shanghai with Traffic+Hotel Service

2-Day Holiday at Wuzhen (the Best Water Town in China) from Shanghai with Traffic+Hotel Service
Tour Code: TPH-CN01
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CNY 100 p/p
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Wuzhen Town
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Itinerary Features

Why we suggest this Traffic+Hotel holiday itinerary? 

Having a leisure holiday in an ancient town with traditional slow pace village lifestyles and soft water rhythm would be a nice experience for who wanna to be free from metropolitan stresses and troubles. 


In the south of the Yangtze River Delta near Shanghai, there are many secluded and peaceful ancient water towns. They have in common ancient bridges, flagstone streets, well-proportioned waterfront houses with whitewashed wall and black tile roofs varying in height, charming watercourses and streets running parallel to each other. But Wuzhen seems to contain richer historical and cultural flavors, maybe because it boasts the best conservation project among all of the ancient towns in Yangtze River Delta, most venerated history and least modern influences. Now it is commonly known that Wuzhen is the best preserved water town in China. Together with Nanxun, Xitang in Zhejiang Province and Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Luzhi in Jiangsu Province, Wuzhen received a UNESCO Asian-Pacific Heritage Award for its preservation of traditional architecture. When the local people opened the ancient riverine town of Wuzhen to visitors in early 2001, they were determined to avoid the tacky mix of tourist restaurants and souvenir shops that has swamped other nearby water towns. Wuzhen has been preserved rather than restored, lovingly kept rather than tarted up, and its ancient ways of life maintained. Most of all, Wuzhen is still a living town, where daily life goes on seemingly unimpeded by a growing trickle of visitors. 


Wuzhen, a town with a history of 1200 years, is only around 2 hours drive from Shanghai. It is divided in two parts of touristic interest: Xizha (West Wuzhen) and Dongzha (East Wuzhen).  Xizha has a special charm, it is renovated with the investment of around 1 Billion Chinese dollar. Now The ancient Xizha Street is one of the best-kept architectures of Ming and Qing dynasties in China. There are residential area, workshop area, culture area, ancient college, temples and Pagoda, gardens, bridges, dining area, shopping area, all of these feature local traditions and customs.


The night view in Xizha (West Part of Wuzhen) boasts one of the best night view sceneries in China – it is the fairyland you never dreamed. 


More about Wuzhen Town at its official website: 


Suggested Tour Attractions You could Visit in Wuzhen:
The East Part of Wuzhen:

Fragrant Hill Hall, Jiangnan Hundred Beds Showroom, Jujia Folk Customs Exhibition Hall, Gong Sheng Grains Wopkshop, Blue calico Workshop, jiangnan Wood Carving Showroom, Yu Liuliang’s Coin Display Room, The Former Residence of Mao Dun, Ancient Opera Stage, Xiuzhen Taoist Temple, The Former Residence of an Imperial Academy Member, Hui Yuan Pawn House.


West Part of Wuzhen:

Soy-Sauce Workshop, Yichang Foundry Workshop, Memorial Hall for Mr. Maodun, Wang Hui-wu Memorial Hall, Kong Ling-jing Memorial Hall, Waterside Garden, Zhaoming Academy, Footing-biding Museum, Wuzhen Post Office, Hengyitang Chinese Herb Pharmacy, Double Decker Hall, Temple of General Wu, Yida Silk Workshop, White Lotus Pagoda, Temple of God Guan, Wenchang Pavilion.


You can find the situation of the famous ancient Water Towns near Shanghai in Yangtze River Delta at this map, 

6 Most Famous Water Towns:

Wuzhen, Nanxun, Xitang, Tongli, Luzhi, Zhouzhuang.


Some other Water Towns in this area: 

Zhujiajiao, Jinxi, Mudu, Luxiang, Huishan. 


In 2003,the protecting project of the Yangtze River Water Towns (including Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Luzhi, Nanxun, Wuzhen and Xitang) was granted the Award of Distinction by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. It has helped make the project a model for repairing and conserving other cultural relics. By car, you can easily take one day tour to any one of these towns from Shanghai. 


These small towns, with their black tiled, oil-painted timber framework houses, that contrast sharply with its white walls and gray flagging, brings to mind a Chinese ink and wash painting. The rivers running through the town were once the main means of transportation for local people, but these days is little used, other than for festive celebrations, when bulk cargo is shipped in. The window sills of the houses on the banks of the river are further extended with boards, on which flowers, plants and bonsai bloom in the warm sunshine, adding a touch of life and color to this tranquil, old style towns. 


There are many well-preserved Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) buildings in these towns, formerly the homes of those rich enough to escape the social turbulence of centuries past. They chose these towns as the place to build their homes for its out-of-the-way location and convenient transportation, the same reasons these towns retains such an authentic feeling today. 


Go to Water Towns near Shanghai, looking for peace in your heart... 


More about The Ancient Waterfront Towns in the South of Yangtze River at UNESCO website:

The Map of the West Part of Wuzhen Town: