Wuzhen is a historic scenic water town in northern Zhejiang Province, China. Wuzhen lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai, occupies an area of 46.5 square kilometers. Wuzhen is an ideal place for people who want to travel alone with a guide map, and spending some days in the local guest house to feel the quiet life. Located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, Wezhen has stood on the riverbanks for nearly 2,000 years. Many of the workshops, ancient residential houses, stores and sites of historical and cultural interest still stand there. The travel service in the town are developed sound, which can meet various need of travellers. The local people are the best guides and they will told you the history and legends about the town.
Wuzhen has kept many of its old traditions alive. In addition to the flower-drum opera, shadow-puppet shows and temple fairs, Wuzhen also attracts visitors with its ancient art of making indigo-dyed printed calico. Here are some information from the travel guide book: In the past, indigo-dyed printed calico was used in every household in the province. The raw material for dye printing comes from Eupatorium fortune, an herb that turns indigo after being fermented and precipitated. To make transporting the cloth easier, the weaving workshops and dyeing workshops are usually on the same street, only a few doors away from each other. At present, more and more people choose to travel to Wuzhen and enjoy some leisure days on their holdiay. Location: on the half way of Shanghai and Suzhou; Opening Hours: 08:00-17:30; Contact number: + 86-573-88731088 Tickets: CNY 100/120/150
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