Wuzhen, being an AAAAA level attraction in China, is one of the six ancient towns in Jiangnan area with a history of more than six thousand years. It is a typical water ancient town enjoying the reputation of “ Land of fish and rice, the mansion of silk.”It has been listed as the historical ans cultural famous town in Zhejiang province in 1991 and this ancient town started its protection and tourism development project in 1999.
Featuring more than 2,000 years vicissitudes, the Wuzhen ancient town still maintains its original style and pattern intactly, whose woodcarving and stone carving craft of the girder, pillar, door and window are exquisite. The local residents still live in the old house there. The whole town makes its street by the river as the bridges and streets connect with each other and the houses are built along the river. If you have a visit there, you can view the bridge, the running water and local residence, stone road, antique wooden house, the smell of clear water, which is a kind of fantastic temperament and interest and a beauty atmosphere.
Wuzhen ancient town is a great place worthy your visit as it has enjoyed so many reputations: AAAAA level scenic spot; one of the six water ancient towns in Jiangnan area; Outstanding achievement award of the Asia-pacific region protection in 2003; China’s top ten ancient town; China’s one of the ten most beautiful towns and villages; China’s top ten historical and cultural town; European tourists favorite Chinese scenic spots; Top ten leisure tourism scenic area in Jiaxing city; The first PATA gold prize in mainland China; CCTV China’s top ten charming famous town in 2005; Zhejiang province intangible cultural heritage tourism classic scenic spot.
Travel information: 1) Opening time: 8:00 a.m. -17:30 p.m. in summer time and 8:00 a.m. -17:00 p.m. in winter time; 2) Ticket price: 150 RMB/ adult ( one day tour including the Wuzhen ancient town and Leifeng Pagod); 3) Duration suggestion: 2 days; 4) Best time to visit: Spring time and autumn time; 5) There are free bus in both Dong Zha and Xi Zha during 8:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. 6) Outdoor Movies in the Xi Zha is free for visitors to see.