HZ02: Wuzhen Water Town Experience

One-Day Excursion to Wuzhen Water Town from Hangzhou
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
  • Free Cancellation 24-hour Before
In the morning, our guide will pick you up at your own booked hotel in downtown Hangzhou and accompany you to Wuzhen Water Town in about 1.5 hours' driving. Your private Wuzhen tour will begin with the Hundred-Bed Museum, which exhibits nearly 30 ancient wooden beds. You can see luxurious beds of wealthy clans, which have ingenious designs and exquisite carvings, as well as the austere beds of common people.

Afterwards, we will move on to the Sanbai Wine Workshop. You can not only admire the architectural style of this ancient wine workshop, but also have a taste of the local Sanbai Wine which is brewed in a traditional way. Then you will be guided to the Blue Printed Flower Fabric Workshop to see how to make the well-known exquisite fabric with ancient crafts.
Wuzhen features old houses and stone bridges
Time-honored stores in the ancient town
After that, our guide will accompany you to enjoy the Shadow Play. It is a folk play telling stories and legends by manipulating paper-cut figures and animals between the light and a white screen. Lunch will be at your own expense. In the afternoon, you are free to explore Wuzhen Water Town by yourself. At the appointed time, we will drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlight
Wuzhen Water Town
Wuzhen, an ancient water town in Zhejiang Province of China, is an ideal destination for a 1-day tour from Hangzhou. With a history of over 6,000 years, this ancient town features old houses lining up along the river and flagstone lanes as well as flowing water and stone bridges. Rambling along the stone paths of the water town, appreciating the buildings with elegant and simple architectural style, enjoying the delicious specialty in the snack street and experiencing the local customs and practices, you will be completely enchanted by the particular charm of the water town.

Wuzhen mainly consists of four parts - Dongzha, Nanzha, Xizha, and Beizha. Dongzha and Xizha are more popular than Nanzha and Beizha. Xizha is located to the west street of Wuzhen Water Town, and you can see many distinctive manual workshops, classical pavilions and shops there. It also possesses a large number of bridges, and a total of twelve islets linked by more than 70 small bridges. Compared to Xizha, Dongzha is enveloped by thick atmosphere of history and culture. It is smaller, but attracts more tourists for daily activities of local people can be experienced there. Aside from the beautiful natural landscape, the unique houses' exquisite stone and wood carvings on doors and windows in Dongzha are worth seeing as well. Paying a visit to the Hundred-Bed Museum and watching the Shadow Play will add more value to your one-day Hangzhou-Wuzhen tour.
A glimpse of Wuzhen Water Town in the silence of the morning
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Yoni Kim from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 08, 2019 03:17Reply
Shanghai to Hangzhou on April 28, which is a few days before Labour Holiday starts.
Hi, I am landing in Shanghai Pudong Airport at 12:30pm on Sunday April 28 and stay in Shanghai until May 4. I didn't know about Chinese Labour Holiday (May 1-4, this year?) at the time of booking my flights. Now I know from google search that tourist attractions during the holiday are infamously crowded so it's best to avoid those areas. So I am thinking of going to Hangzhou to stay there 2-3 nights before the holiday madness kicks in. I have two options in mind: 1) Upon my arrival at Pudong airport on April 28, take a prearranged private transport (USD300) and get to Hangzhou straight away as I am traveling with my young child and two big suit cases, so hassle free is good. The van pickup would be around 3pm as it'd take time to get through customs, organise SIM card, etc before getting in the van. My main concern is I don't know how bad the traffic will be normally at that time of the day on a Sunday 2) Stay overnight at a hotel in Hongquiao area and depart from there to Hangzhou the next day early like 6am by a private van in the hope of traffic being good as early in the morning or leave my luggage at the hotel concierge and take a bullet train to Hangzhou in that way no need to worry about traffic?
So my question is which option would be better in terms of traffic and convenience? Is Shanghai traffic to Hangzhou normally ok early morning or Sunday afternoon? And lastly, when does the Labour Day holiday madness actually kick in? May 1? or April 28 as it's a Sunday? If it's April 28 then I might as well avoid going to Hangzhou at all as I'd hate to be in an extremely crowded touristy area. Thanks. Yoni
Answers (1)
Answered by Karen | Apr. 11, 2019 17:54

This year's Labor Day is from May 1st to May 4th, so it will be adjusted as a working day on April 28th. If it happens to be the rush hour of after working, there will still be congestion in the downtown area. However, since it is working days before May 1st, the real holiday will start after May 1st, so please don't worry about the crowds in the scenic area.

Personally, if you take your young child and two big suit case, maybe the first choice will be more convenient for you.
Asked by Craig from CANADA | Nov. 02, 2017 07:12Reply
Hello, is there please a bus between Pudong Airport (PVG) and Xiaoshan airport (HGH)?
Thank you
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Answered by Daniel | Nov. 02, 2017 22:02

No direct bus is available, but you can have a transfer at Civil Aviation Ticket Office in Hangzhou.
The bus to the office from Pudong Airport is available from 8:40 to 21:00 with an interval of about 1 hour, and it take about 3 hours, CNY100.
After that, you can take the Shuttle bus to Xiaoshan Airport from the office, and it’s available from 5:00 to 21:00 with an interval of 15/30 minutes, costing CNY20 and taking about 50 minutes.
Asked by muly from INDONESIA | Mar. 22, 2017 09:42Reply
how to go to Westlake from Hofang International Youth Hostel at Dajinxiang, Shangcheng, Hangzhou?
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Answered by Kathryn | Mar. 24, 2017 02:52

West Lake is not far away from Hofang International Youth Hostel, you can walk there within 20 minutes. Another way is to rent a bike at your hotel and go there by bike in 10 minutes.
Answered by muly from INDONESIA | Mar. 25, 2017 08:29

thank you
Asked by Chelsea from USA | Jul. 21, 2016 22:34Reply
Hotel in HZ
Can you recommend us a Hangzhou hotel which is situated near by west lake? The staff can speak English.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jul. 21, 2016 22:52

Dear Chelsea, we arrange Hai Hua Hotel for our clients in HZ. It is a good international 4-star hotel, within only several minutes' walking distance of West Lake. The hotel receptionist can speak English. Thank you.
Asked by Tan from MALAYSIA | Jan. 02, 2016 02:11Reply
type of jacket
At this time on 8-11/2/15 what clothing or jacket should we put on
Answers (1)
Answered by Lee | Jan. 03, 2016 21:35

The average temperature in February in Hangzhou is from 3~10 °C. You can bring a down coat and a wool sweater.
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