Wenzhou is located in Zhejiang province with the total coverage of 11784 square kilometers. It is one of the first fourteen cities in China that was opened to outside world and also the economic and cultural center of Zhejiang province. Its location on the sea has been crucial to international trades hence make it develop faster than other cities around. The city is a famous hometown of overseas Chinese. On the other hand, Wenzhou is also famous for its superior handicraft industry and is one of the cradle lands of celadon. The city is the birthplace of the landscape poetry, the cradle of Chinese arithmetic and the home town of the South Opera. Wenzhou is a good city for tourists to see the development of China these years.
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Best Season of Wenzhou Tour
Wenzhou has a subtropical oceanic monsoon climate. Temperature here is moderate. With four distinctive seasons, rainfall is frequently in Wenzhou. Spring and summer are the rainy season, while the weather in summer is not so hot. The annual rainfall is between 1500mm and 1900mm. there will be some typhoon is Wenzhou during July to September. Winter is not so cold in the city. Hence it is suitable for traveler all year round. You can arrange your time in any season, any time, that’s all depend on your schedule.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other Staffs to Pack
Take long-sleeve and overcoat in spring and autumn. The weather would be nice in those seasons. Sunshine is always shows in daytime. It would be warm. As mentioned before, there will be some rain during summer, except bring some summer clothe such as T-shirts, shorts and skirts, do not forget to bring an umbrella with you in case of the sudden rain and typhoon. Winter is not so cold in Wenzhou, but you’d better take some sweaters and thick overcoat in case of the sudden cold in this season.
Accommodation of Wenzhou Tour
There are many nice accommodations in Wenzhou. They could be found easily in the city and will definitely cater to the needs of different kinds of travelers. If you want to book some cheap hotels, there also have some budget ones for chosen. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, even you are stay in a small hotel the services will also be great. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Traffic: Ways to Get in Wenzhou
--Wenzhou Airport is located in the longwan District about 21.7 kilometers away from Wenzhou city. The airport has flights depart to most large cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, etc. also there are flight goes to Hong Kong and Macau.
--Wenzhou Railway Station have trains running along the Jin Wen railways line and travelers can take trains from here to many cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Suzhou, Nanjing and Guangzhou, etc. also there are trains goes around Zhejiang cities, including Hangzhou, Yiwu, Jinhua and Lishui, etc.
Internal Transport: There are many city buses in Wenzhou city. Buses play very important role in the city transportation, for travelers, it is the most economic way to getting around the city. No. 28 is the tourist bus. It goes to many scenic spots for the convenience of travelers. Taxi is another efficient transportation in most cities, certainly include Wenzhou. They are faster and more privacy.
Wenzhou Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid the period from May 1 to May 7 and October 1 to October 7 because there is long national vacation in China, it will be so crowd in Wenzhou and also all around the nation, so pick a good time outside that.
Food: Seafood is famous in Wenzhou; the flavor of Wenzhou food is delicious and mild. Boasts long-term history, Wenzhou food uses many ingredients in the sea, such as fish, shrimps, crabs and shells. Local delicacies are San Si Qiao Yu, Garlic Seasoned Fish skin, Double Taste Crabs, Jin Xiu Yu Xi and others. Moreover, snacks in Wenzhou are also popular; travelers should really try Xianqian Tang Yuan, Tall Man Wonton, Short man sponge cake, Lamp cake, Nan Xi Wheat Cake, Li Datong Double Cooked Cake, Five Flavors Aromas Cake and Bean Curd Pellet and fish pellet.
The three famous dishes in Wenzhou could be found in almost every restaurant in the city. tian Yi jIao Food Street is a famous food street in Wenzhou. There are many good restaurants on the street. You can find various local snacks with reasonable price as well. He Qing Yuan Food Street is another nice place to go for local foods.
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
·What to buy?
Wenzhou is famous for its prosperous trade in China. The city is renowned as “the city of Clothes”, shoes and clothes are cheap in Wenzhou. There are a lot of trade and wholesale markets. Other than clothes, shoes, hats and small wares you can also find electronic products, building materials, agricultural products etc. If you want to buy some souvenirs, the traditional embodiments, glutinous rice sculptures, and stone sculptures are all good choices. Fruits, sea products and tea are also popular in Wenzhou. The mandarin oranges are the most famous fruit while the anchovies and oysters are the most popular sea products. Tea is widely grown in the counties of Wenzhou. Liu Ji (a great general of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Tribute Tea, Yandang Green Tea, Yongjia Wuniu Morning Tea and other kinds of tea are well known in China.
·Where to buy?
Shopping place in Wenzhou are Renmin Road, Wuma Road, Chan Street, Jiefang Road and Xinhe Street, you can find many malls and supermarkets here. In the old town area, the main streets (Chan Street, Wuma Road, Park Road, Chengxi Street, Jiefang Road, Shengli Road, and Fuqian Street) and Wenzhou (Huanglong) Trade Town have nearly become the sea of clothes and the world of shoes.
Festivals and Customs: Festivals and customs in Wenzhou are almost the same with traditional Chinese festivals and customs. Spring Festival, Lantern Festival in January 15 on the lunar calendar, Tomb Sweeping Day, Dragon Boast Festival on the 5th day of the fifth month in Chinese lunar calendar, Mid-Autumn Festival on August 15 in the lunar calendar and Double Nine Festival on the ninth day of the ninth of Chinese lunar month will all be celebrated in Wenzhou.
Recreation in Wenzhou
Recreation except sightseeing and go shopping is various in Wenzhou. During night, travelers can go to bars and enjoy local performances. There are many nice places to visit. Xin He Street and Wu Ma Street are good place to search fun. Xialupu residential district, Renmin Road and Wangjiang Road form the bar area and is the most favored area for nightlife. You can see young people wandering in the bar area while the elders often stroll in the squares and parks. Many families are often seen relaxing in the parks where the children can enjoy the fountains and amusement facilities.
--Some nice places to recommend:
Blue Shell Expat Bar (No.13, Wen Di Road)
Bourbon Street Bar (Huanqiu MansionMiddle Ren Min Road)
Wu Ma Nightclub (Lane 29, Wu Ma Street, Lucheng District)
East Fitness Club (Wan Feng Square, Xin He Street)
Must-see Attractions of Wenzhou Tour
Wuyanling Natural Reserve: The reserve is the Natural Gene Base of Biologic Species and the Green Eco-museum. More than 50 kinds of animals are protected in this reserve includingthe Tragopan Caboti, an endangered species. Furthermore, the highest peak in Wenzhou, Baiyujian Peak is also located in this reserve. The subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest in the reserve is the best-kept one in the east China.
Jiangxinyu Island: The Island is located in the middle part of Qujiang River, covers and area of 17 acres. The island is known as the 'Penglai of the Oujiang River' due to its beautiful natural sceneries, cultural and historical sties and its location. It is one of the four most renowned islands in China. The island features various kinds of old green trees, such as the approximately thousand year-old banyans, the eight hundred year-old camphor tree and the four hundred year-old olive. Jiangxin Park is situated in the west of the island. It can be divided into two scenic areas: the Little Flying Rainbow Scenic Area and the Happiness City.
Yandang Mountain: The Yandang Mountain is reputed as the famous mountain in the sea. With the total area of 450 square kilometers, it is located in the northeast of Leqing City in Wenzhou. It is one of the first groups of national important scenic spots in China, and is considered as one of the ten most famous mountains in China. In 2004, the Yandang Mountain became National Geological Park and in the beginning of 2005, it became World Geological Park.
Baizhangji and Feiyun Lake: Baizhangji and Feiyun Lake is located in the southwest part of Wenzhou. It has been listed as a national key scenic area and is renowned for its splendid waterfalls and beautiful lakes. The Baizhangji Scenic Area has beautiful lakes and mountains and is especially famous for its waterfalls, which are divided into three sections from high to low. Another scenic spot in Baizhangji Scenic Area is Tianding Lake. It is clear and deep like a bright mirror and located in the Nantian Mountain at the top of the Baizhangji waterfall. In the center of the lake is an island looking like a natural carnelian inlaid in the lake. It is a worthwhile visiting place in Wenzhou.
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