This tour leads you to discover what makes Wuzhen as one of the top water towns in vast China. You may find the answer as you stroll over the stone bridge stretching over the gentle river, gaze at Sanbai wine distillery and indigo fabric dyeing, listen to the deep rooted history displayed in the Beds Museum, concentrate on a fine shadow puppet play onto a small screen. Free time will be reserved to you to explore the water town. 2-way transfers and lunch included.
Get on the coach and join the tour commencing from Hangzhou. After 1.5-hour drive, you will reach the picturesque Wuzhen, specifically Wuzhen East Scenic Zone. First, you will visit the two halls of Ancient Bed Museum. This is China’s first museum devoted to the collection and display of antique beds, the oldest one among which dating back to Ming dynasty. Then you will be guided into a huge wine distillery, Sanbai Wine Workshop. There you will not only watch the making of Sanbai Wine, but also purchase this local liquor with soft and lasting mellowness in the front shop.
Next, proceed to the South Scenic Zone for Hongyuantai Dyeing House famous for indigo textile. There you will see the production cycle of making indigo cloth handed down through generations. In a local shadow play theatre, semi-transparent puppets move by Chinese traditional instruments will grab all your attention to that small screen.
Enjoy your lunch in a local Chinese restaurant. Diversions in the afternoon will be up to your preference. Recommended activities include taking a boat drifting on the canal, or strolling on the land to visit Folk Customs Museum, Wedding Museum, etc. In late afternoon, you will be transported to your original departure point in Hangzhou.