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[1-Day Tour] Wuzhen Watertown (Private, no-shopping, depart Hangzhou)

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Hangzhou

Wuzhen water town

A splendid day awaits you on this one-day tour to Wuzhen Water Town. Gaze upon a unique art form in a visit to the Wuzhen Woodcarving Exhibition Hall. See where Mao Dun lived and studied on a trip to his Former Residence and the Lizhi Academy. Pay a visit to the Ancient Bed Museum—yes, a museum dedicated to beds! And finally, head out to the Folk Art Gallery to buy that perfect souvenir.

Details

8:30 a.m. Hangzhou downtown hotel picku

10:00 a.m. Wuzhen (Wū Zhèn, 乌镇) (about 5 hours)

Your first excursion of the day starts at the Ancient Bed Museum, the first of its kind in China. This exhibition of ancient beds from the Jiangnan region displays a collection of finely crafted beds—from the Ming and Qing dynasties to modern times. With exquisite design and craftsmanship, these are more than just items of furniture, but excellently-preserved examples of Chinese folk art.

Your next stop is at the Wuzhen Woodcarving Exhibition Hall, an antique residence famous for its collection of beautiful wood-carved items. This impressive mansion, once owned by the Xu family, is filled with beautifully carved pieces including furniture, ornaments and window frames decorated with birds, beasts, flowers and even historical figures. A collection of the most valuable wood-carved antiques is displayed in the main hall.

12:00 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant (not included in price)

After lunch, your guide will take you to Lizhi Academy, which is located to the east of Mao Dun's Former Residence. Mao Dun was a well-known Chinese novelist, cultural critic and journalist. Lizhi Academy was first founded by local gentry in 1865 and it was there where Mao Dun spent his early school years. Many years later, the school was transformed into a museum in honor of Mao Dun. Above the front door of the academy hangs a sign with Chinese characters "lizhi" which means "aspire", thus "Academy of Aspiration."

Mao Dun's Former Residence is next on the agenda. This is Jiaxing City's only property listed as one of China's government-protected "Historical and Cultural Sites." The residence consists of a wooden complex with two compounds and four gates—a total living space of 450 square meters. The residence faces south and is divided into an eastern and western section, which were bought at separate times by Mao Dun's great grandfather. One of the rooms opening onto the street once served as Mao Dun's study.

Your guide will then take you to the Folk Art Gallery where you can appreciate local art and take your time to find the perfect souvenir.

4:00 p.m. Return to Hangzhou

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking tour guide

2) Admission fees and transportation as listed in the details

What is excluded?

1) Lunch

2) Personal expenses, optional items and anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1.Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Free cancellation for bookings cancelled at least 3 days in advance. If you cancel 2 days or less before your visit, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged per booking.

2.On departure date we will pick you up from downtown hotel or train station. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. Please call Derek @(+86)18957111233 for any urgent matters.

3.Currently payment is only accepted by credit card. Once payment clears, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If payment fails, your booking will automatically be canceled. To ensure a smooth payment process, we recommend you contact your credit card provider in advance.

4.Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions.

5.If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6.Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.