Your Wuzhen water town tour begins with coach pickup from your Hangzhou hotel. Stop at the Hundred-Bed Museum (Zhao Hall), the first museum in China to collect and exhibit ancient beds of the Jiangnan area. See the luxurious carvings and elaborate designs on these antique beds and listen as your expert guide shares stories reflecting this unique cultural account of ancient Chinese civilization. Later on visit the Sanbai Wine Workshop, the only remaining winery in Wuzhen, built during the Song Dynasty. Brewing liquor was a huge industry in Wuzhen during the Ming Dynasty. There were over 20 distilleries in operation at the time. Witness how wine is made using traditional techniques. Afterwards visit the Hongyuan Thai dye house to see the time-honored art of making indigo-dyed printed calico. Wuzhen is one of the principal sources of this flower-printed blue cloth.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wuzhen Water Town, Tongxiang, ZhejiangExplore the picturesque water town of Wuzhen on a full-day guided tour from Hangzhou. See the town’s highlights, including the Sanbai Wine Workshop, built during the Song Dynasty and the only winery that remains in Wuzhen. Visit the Hundred-Bed Museum and learn about indigo dye at Hongyuan Tie Dye; then watch a shadow puppet show with musical accompaniment on traditional Chinese instruments. Wrap up with a scenic (optional) cruise on the river. Your tour includes lunch, entrance tickets, and hotel pickup and drop-off in downtown Hangzhou. Full-day tour to Wuzhen Water Town, from Hangzhou View elaborately decorated antique beds at the Hundred-Bed Museum Learn about Wuzhen’s wine production at the Sanbai Wine Workshop Visit the Hongyuan Thai dye house and witness inner workings of the textile industry Enjoy a shadow puppet performance Float past pretty old buildings and stone bridges on an optional scenic boat cruise Includes informative guide, lunch, admission, and hotel pickup and drop-offDuration: 8 hours