Top 10 rural retreats in China 2011

By Lin Liyao
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   Wuzhen, Zhejiang (浙江乌镇)


Wuzhen, one of the 'Top 10 rural retreats in China 2011' by


About one hour's drive from Hangzhou, Wuzhen is situated in Tongxiang City, north of Zhejiang Province. With more than 1,200 years in its history, the town has a residential area, traditional workshop area, culture area, dining area, shopping area, and even a scenic area, featuring local traditions and customs. It is well-known for the ancient town layout, antique houses, quiet waterways, stone bridges, peaceful lifestyle and traditional culture, presenting a picture of primitive simplicity, brightness, orderliness, peace and seclusion. photo gallery>>

Travel tips:

Admission: 150 yuan for whole town; 120 yuan for only east part; 100 yuan for only west part; 80 yuan for boat ticket

Getting there: You can take coach bus from Shanghai or Hangzhou to Tongxiang, and then transfer minibus to Wuzhen, which leaves every 15 minutes from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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