Lying between Shanghai and Hangzhou, Wuzhen is located at the centre of the golden triangle consisting of three well-known cities, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou, which can be easily accessed through a number of expressways and national highways.
Within 2 hours driving, you will be freed from the hustle cities and return to the quiet and elegant small water town which always appeared on Chinese paintings with beautiful waterways, arched stone bridges and the slate walkways, as well as houses along riversides with white painted walls and black tile roofs dating back to Ming or Qing Dynasties.
This is Wuzhen exactly, epitome of classic water towns, a 1300-year-old water town on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. With the World Internet Conference being held there, the water town is now in the spotlight again, though its prestigious status has long been existing. Traditional buildings remain intact today even after hundreds years of weathering.
The ancient Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flows peacefully winding through the town. The waterways act as local streets. Stores and restaurants lean each other on riverbanks facing to the waterways. Boats are paddling up and down the river with bustling locals and joyful tourists while vendors are selling local products, delicious snacks and exquisite handicrafts along the bank. You will be the one in this wonderful landscape. Try to stay overnight at Wuzhen to experience what a real typical Chinese water town is at your leisure.
While people do it by brain, we do it by heart!