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[1-Day Tour] Wuzhen Watertown (Xīzhà) with Authentic Chinese Foot Massage (Private, no-shopping, depart Hangzhou)

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Day Tour | No-Shopping | Private Tour

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Hangzhou

Wuzhen Water Town

Explore Wuzhen water town's unique ancient appearance with houses made of black bricks and gray tiles contrasting sharply with the white walls, making it appear like a Chinese ink wash drawing. It is one of the six ancient water towns south of Yangtze with the history of over 1200 years, was named as a candidate for UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List. Stroll along the stab-stone path, enjoy the highlights of the romantic and tranquil little town. Do an authentic Chinese foot massage after full day of sightseeing, which can significantly stimulate the reflex parts in feet.

Details

9:00 a.m. Your guide will pick you up from your downtown hotel in Hangzhou (or Hangzhou Railway Station) and drive you to Wuzhen Water Town, which boasts charmingly architectures, crisscross rivers and canal, cherished history, and elegant scenery.

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

Today your tour in Wuzhen focus on the West part (Xīzhà, 西栅) which is the most beautiful part in Wuzhen. You will hope in our comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle. You are expected to enjoy a local culture and life experience trip in this southern ancient town today.

Upon arrival in the water town, you will pay a visit to the Chinese Footbinding Culture Museum: Footbinding was a controversial custom that existed for over a thousand years. At the Museum of Footbinding in Wuzhen a comprehensive display of artifacts and photographs describe the painful pursuit of the “three-inch lotus”, a euphemism for the bound foot, in ancient Wuzhen as well as the rest of China. In terms of the range and organization of the exhibits, this museum can be regarded as the most authoritative in the world.

Next, pay a visit to the Yida Silk Workshop. Renowned as “the land of silk,” Wuzhen is one of China’s most famous centers of silk production. Founded in 1875, Yida Silk Workshop has experienced many ups and downs in the past one and a half centuries. Today’s Yida has developed into a vertically integrated business, owning the entire silk production process, from planting mulberry trees, to raising silk worms, to silk reeling, to silk spinning and finally silk weaving.

Move on to The Indigo Fabric Workshop, is a large, environmentally-friendly, print and dye workshop with an area of 2500m². Paved with green bricks, the cloth-drying space is filled with tall poles and terraced cloth frames. In addition to using bluegrass as dye for fabric, the dyehouse also employs its unique color roasting technique which can reproduce bright colors from plants belonging to the local flora, such as tea, mulberry bark and tallow leaves, hence its Chinese name, Caomu Bense, which means "true color from plants" in Chinese. As a traditional specialty product of Wuzhen and the favorite natural clothing material of the local people, patterned indigo cloth is an ideal souvenir for tourists.

12:30 p.m. Lunch

00:00 a.m. Continue your tour to the Wedding Museum is the first museum to display the act of marriage as it was historically conducted in this area. This hall, a two-storied complex of four entrances and four courts, consists of the front hall, the wedding hall, the meeting hall, the sedan hall, the worship hall, the colored pavilion, the bridal chamber and the back garden. In these rooms the dowry, decorations, tools, furniture, costumes, jewelry, wedding boats, and musical instruments used during marriage are on display.

Then visit the Xuchang Paste Company, is a century-old name brand situated in the traditional handmade products area of Wuzhen. Walking into the workshop, one is faced with a courtyard covered with blue-gray jars. The name of the workshop and the date of production are marked on each one of them. On a sunny day, the jars’ bamboo covers are removed and the taste of sunshine seeps right in.

Free on your own for a while at the water town to see some old buildings, old lans... At around 3:30 p.m., your guide will drive you back to Hangzhou. (about 1 hour)

After a long day sightseeing, you will be provided an authentic Chinese foot massage, which has been practiced in China since the 4th century BC, now it grown into an industry in China! Foot massage improves the immune system and keeps the body's natural balance. Besides the health-care method, foot reflexology also can at least cure minor ailments, ease head and stomach discomforts. It is now being looked at in a more favorable way by both the medical community and the general public.

6:00 p.m. Return to Hangzhou Railway Station or downtown hotel.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking tour guide

2) Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in the details

What is excluded?

1) Wuzhen Boat Ride

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

3) Gratuities to the tour guide & driver. (It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.)

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 Sam @(+86)13735411378 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.All listed meals are Chinese food unless otherwise noted. Please notify us ahead of time for any dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, kosher, etc.).

7.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.