Wenzhou Travel Tips
When to Go
Influenced by the subtropical monsoon climate, Wenzhou has four distinctive seasons yet temperatures remain mild throughout the year. On average, temperatures in January are around 5C-10C (41F-50F) while temperatures in July are usually between 27C and 30C (80F-86F). Although the region is pleasant all year long, as summer approaches, the city enters its rainy season. Tropical storms are most common between July and September. It is advisable to check weather forecasts before you plan your trip.
Each year, between September and October, the locals hold their Golden Autumn Cultural Festival. The festival is held around Jiangxinyu Island in the Lucheng district, and features traditional performances, magnificent light shows, and colorful fireworks. If you plan to visit around August 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar, you will have the good fortune of witnessing the music and poetry of the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival. Additionally, visitors can shop for handicrafts and delicious food throughout the city. Keep in mind that shopping centers often extend business hours and offer special promotions during festivals.
Wenzhou in brief:
Location: In the southeast portion of the Zhejiang Province
Area: 11,784 square kilometers (about 2,911,890 acreages)
City Flower: Camellia
City Tree: Banyan
Dialing Code: 0577
Postal code: 325000
Traffic Accident: 122
Bank of China: 95566
Consumer Complaints: 96315, 12315
Taxi Complaints: 0577-88600079
Tourist complaints: 0577-88829911
Branches of The Bank of China
1st floor, Xi Hu Jin Yuan Garden (47), West Ren Min Road
2nd floor, Lotus Mansion, Xiao Nan Road
Sunshine Garden, No.12, South Fei Xia Road
2nd floor, No.113, Chan Jie Street
No.56, Lu Cheng Road
No.73, Xue Shan Road
No.32, Wang Song Road
The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College
No.2, Fu Xue Lane, Gong Yuan Road, Lu Cheng District
The Third People's Hospital
No.49, Cang Hou Street
Zhou Residence Lane (Catholic)
(Zhou Zhai Ci Xiang) Lucheng District
West City Street (Christian)
(Cheng Xi Jie) Lucheng District
Wenzhou, famed as the 'Clothes World' and 'Shoe City' in China, is where you can find clothes and shoes of the latest styles and fashions at reasonable prices. You can go shopping on Wu Ma Street, Chan Jie Street, Jie Fang Road, Ren Min Road and Shamao He Women Street. The various clothes, shoes and exquisite ornaments sold in the stores along these streets or roads will certainly satisfy your requirements.
If you want to buy some souvenirs, the traditional embodiments, glutinous rice sculptures, and stone sculptures are all good choices. Two peculiar items, 'Dragon Beard' mats and Taishun lacquer chopsticks are also interesting presents for your friends. You can make such purchases of these objects in tourist spots, supermarkets, malls and some special present markets in the city.
Address of Present Market: near the College of Adult Education Wenzhou University, Min Hang Road
Wenzhou's wide variety of specialties range from fruit to sea products to tea. The mandarin oranges are the most famous fruit while the anchovies and oysters are the most popular sea products. Tea is widely grown in its rural areas. Liu Ji (a great general of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Tribute Tea, Yandang Green Tea, Yongjia Wuniu Morning Tea and other kinds of tea are well known in China.
Address of Dried Sea Products Market: opposite to the city's Daily Agency, Gong Yuan Road
Address of Agricultural Products Market: under the Overpass, South City Street (Cheng Nan Da Dao)
C&U Supermarket: No.277, East Xue Yuan Road
No.111, Lu Cheng Road
Trust Mart: 1st floor, Wenzhou Stadium, South City Street (Cheng Nan Da Dao)
SMS Supermarket: No.86-88, Lu Cheng Road
Times Square: cross between Station Road and Jin Xiu Road
Kaitai Department Store: No.1, East Ren Min Road
If the time is not appropariate, you are advised to take a flight directly. There are many schedules every day. It takes around 1.5 hours.
You can choose the way you like. :)