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.

Fast Facts

Wenzhou in brief:
Location: In the southeast portion of the Zhejiang Province
Population: 7,500,000
Area: 11,784 square kilometers (about 2,911,890 acreages)
City Flower: Camellia
City Tree: Banyan
Dialing Code: 0577
Postal code: 325000

Useful numbers:
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Traffic Accident: 122
Bank of China: 95566
Consumer Complaints: 96315, 12315
Taxi Complaints: 0577-88600079
Tourist complaints: 0577-88829911

Money Change
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

 Post Office
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

- Last updated on Jul. 19, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Wenzhou Travel Tips
Asked by Luz from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 07, 2018 10:24Reply
I am going to Wenzhou next month
I would like to know if I can find women shoes of my size (Eu41-UK8) and women’s clothes (Eu42-UK12/4)?

Answers (1)
Answered by Helen from MALAYSIA | Sep. 09, 2018 23:15

You can have a look in the Wanda Plaza located in No. 1188, Yongding Road, Longwan District.
Asked by Rick from USA | May. 14, 2018 14:53Reply
Better take a train or fly from Shanghai to Wenzhou
I am flying into Shanghai but my final stop is WZ? Which would be a better bet - flying or taking a train?
Answers (1)
Answered by Isaiah from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 14, 2018 21:30

There is only one direct long-distance bus that operates from PVG to the destination directly. It departs at 12:30. The duration is 6 hours.
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. :)
Asked by sharath from INDIA | May. 13, 2016 05:07Reply
what is the best way to get from Bai rong hotel 868 Gaoxiang Road, Wenzhou to wu ma street shopping
Answers (1)
Answered by Emma from USA | May. 13, 2016 21:20

From your hotel, walk to Yongqing Street to take bus 15 to Xiaonanmen, then walk about 300 yards to Wuma Street. Duration is about 30 minutes and ticket fare is CNY 2.
Asked by Catherine from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 11, 2015 02:50Reply
Where is the easiest way to reach Kean University at Wenzhou to and from the airport?
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Answered by Lexi from FINLAND | Nov. 11, 2015 03:20

You can take airport shuttle bus to Airport Ticket Office first. The ticket fare is CNY 15 per person. It takes around 35 mins on the way. Then take bus no.11 to get to Daxue Road Station. After arriving, walk northwest around 0.6 miles to find the university. The return way is the same.
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