Wuzhen (Chinese: 乌镇; pinyin: Wūzhèn) is a historic scenic town, part of Tongxiang, located in northern Zhejiang Province. Wuzhen, a 1300-year-old water town on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, is a national 5A scenic area and one of China’s top ten historical and cultural towns. Located on the Hangzhou-Jiaxing-Huzhou Plain in northern Zhejiang Province, it is at the center of the golden triangle consisting of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou. Covering an area of 71.19 km2, Wuzhen has a total population of 60,000, of which 12,000 are permanent residents. Much like Suzhou, Wuzhen is part of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.
In 2001, Wuzhen was named as a candidate for UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List. At the end of 2006, it was included in the revised List of China’s Candidates for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. In 2009, Wuzhen was named as the first PATA eco-tourism destination in Mainland China.
The ancient Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flows through the town, which is divided by waterways into four areas, Dongzha, Xizha, Nanzha, and Beizha. Since its foundation in 872 A.D., Wuzhen has never changed its name, location, waterways, or way of life. Traditional buildings remain intact today even after hundreds years of weathering.
The citizens’ way of life revolves around the rivers and canals that cut the land like snakes in the sand. Houses line the waterways and the bustle of traders near bridges and ports and piers seem relentless. The ancient docks, pavilions, and corridors contribute to a romantic atmosphere that hails to old China.
How to get to Wuzhen from Shanghai?
Shanghai South Bus Station → Bus to Wuzhen Bus Station → Local Bus K 350 to Wuzhen West Scenic Area
Shanghai Pudong Airport → Shanghai South Bus Station → Bus to Wuzhen Bus Station→ Town Bus K350 to Wuzhen West Scenic Area
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station → High Speed Train to Tongxiang Railway Station → Bus K 282 to Wuzhen Bus Station→ Town Bus K350 to Wuzhen West Scenic Area
I would like two bus tickets to go to Wuzhen please.
Wǒ xiǎng yào liǎng zhāng qù Wūzhèn de qìchē piào.
It is not easy to take the bus when you don’t speak Chinese.
Rúguǒ nǐ bú huì Zhōngwén, zài Zhōngguó chéng chē shì yí jiàn hěn nán de shìqing.
如果你不会中文,在中 国 乘车是 一件很难的事情。
I can practice my Mandarin when I am travelling in China.
Wǒ kěyǐ zài wǒ lǚxíng de túzhōng xuéxí hé liànxí Zhōngwén.
我 可以在 我 旅行 的 途中 学习 和 练习 中文。
When you speak Mandarin you can meet Chinese people easily.
Rúguǒ nǐ huì shuō Zhōngwén, nàme nǐ hěn róngyì rènshi zhōngguó péngyou.
如果 你会 说 中文，那么你 很 容 易 认识 中国 朋友 。
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