Wenzhou Travel Guide
Wenzhou lies in the southeastern coast of Zhejiang Province and is its economic and cultural center. For centuries, the inhabitants here have relied on shipping, trading and fishing for their livelihoods. Its location on the sea has also been crucial to international trades. Shoes and electrical appliances produced here are popular both at home and abroad. Its citizens are progressive and open to western ideas. Millions of merchants have emigrated and started businesses throughout the world. The city is therefore a famous hometown of overseas Chinese.
Area: 12,065 square kilometers (4,658 square miles)
City Flower: Camellia
City Tree: Banyan
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Lucheng, Longwan, Ouhai, Dongtou); 5 counties (Yongjia, Pingyang, Cangnan, Wencheng, Taishun); 2 county-level cities (Rui'an, Leqing)
The city is easily accessible by plane, train and bus. Wenzhou Longwan International Airport hosts 40 airlines, operating many air routes to around 100 cities, including Hong Kong and Taipei. Jin Wen (Jinhua to Wenzhou) railways connect the city with Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou as well as other cities in Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Fujian provinces. Highways are also well developed with good service stations. Long distance buses serve neighboring counties and cities in Zhejiang Province as well as cities in Liaoning, Hebei, Shandong, Hunan, Sichuan, Jiangxi and other provinces in China.
The city means a mild and pleasant land. The city gets its name because of its mild climate without extremely cold winters or hot summers. It is an ideal place for vacation. Mountains, plains, islands, long rivers and broad seas coexist in the city.
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Physical Features: The long coastline here gives rise to many beautiful islands and rich marine life. There are over 370 kinds of fish and over 430 kinds of seashells. It is also rich in mineral resources including alunite, granite and quartzite. The city sometimes claims to be 'World Alunite Capital' due to large deposits of this mineral. There are over 280 kinds of trees.
Special Local Products: Local cuisine of this city features fresh seafood. Delicacies such as 'Fish Boiled with Three Kinds of Shreds', Garlic Seasoned Fishskin and other appetizers such as 'Tall Man' Wonton, 'Lamp' Cake and Fish Balls are all favorites renowned for their fresh taste, enticing aroma and beautiful presentation.
Local Highlights: This is a modern city with many good hotels and restaurants catering for visitors. Various stores along commercial pedestrian streets provide a shopping paradise. Comfortable bars, dancing halls and amusement venues enrich the city's night life.
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Hiking Tour: Information about hiking in Wenzhou for your reference