Chinese Venice – Wuzhen a Historical Water Town in Zhejiang, China

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 & cultural towns

Wuzhen is famous as Chines Venice, as by its beautiful location and water town. Wuzhen is located just few hours of Shanghai at banks of the Grand Canal. Built around a series of canals over 1300 years ago, very little has changed. Carefully restored and renovated.  In 2001, Wuzhen was named as a candidate for UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List.


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.


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