Wuzhen is located in Tongxiang City, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province. It is a thousand year old town and one of the first batch of famous History of China and culture towns.
Wuzhen is composed of two parts: Dongzha and Xizha, with a dense layout of ancient architectural groups and rich Jiangnan water town characteristics. The ancient buildings and canals of Wuzhen complement each other, and the ancient streets, bluestone roads...
Here, every road and every house carries a mark and exudes a rich historical atmosphere, making people feel like they have traveled through ancient times and experienced the profound cultural heritage over time.
The buildings in Wuzhen are mainly made of brick and wood structures from the Ming and Qing dynasties. As of now, over 200000 square meters of Ming and Qing architecture have been preserved. A large number of deep houses are the great wealth of old merchants and a hidden world of officials.
Wuzhen is a street formed by the river, connected by streets and bridges, built by the river, and integrated with water town. It organizes architectural factors with unique Jiangnan flavor, such as water pavilion, bridge, flagstone lane, Mao Dun's former residence.
Wuzhen has a long history. According to the identification of pottery, stone tools, bone tools, animal bones, etc. unearthed from the "Tanjiawan Ancient Cultural Site" in Zhendong, it belongs to the Majiabang culture type and is in the Neolithic.
During the Spring and Autumn period, Wuzhen was the border of Wu and Yue, and the State of Wu stationed troops here to guard against the State of Yue, hence the "Wu garrison". After the Tang Dynasty, Wuzhen was no longer known as "Wushu" in history.
In the Qin Dynasty, Wuzhen belonged to Kuaiji Commandery, bounded by Chexi, Wudun to the west, Wucheng County to the east, Qingdun County to the east, and Quan County to the east. From then on, Wuzhen was divided and governed.
During the Tang Dynasty, Wuzhen was under the jurisdiction of Suzhou Prefecture. In the 13th year of the Xiantong reign of the Tang Dynasty (872 AD), the term "Wuzhen" first appeared in the "Suojing Mingwang Temple Stele".
During the Tang Dynasty, Wuzhen was under the jurisdiction of Suzhou Prefecture. In 872 AD, the term "Wuzhen" first appeared on the monument of the Ming King Temple in Suojing.
In 1078 AD, there were already records on Wudun Town and Qingdun Town in historical records. The name of Emperor Guangzong of the Southern Song Dynasty was Zhao Dun.
The classical gardens in Wuzhen are very distinctive, with the most famous being the Meijiahe Garden. There are a large number of lotus and osmanthus trees planted in the park, and when in full bloom, its beautiful scenery is breathtaking.
The night in Wuzhen is charming. When night falls, gardens, streets, small bridges, flowing water, and green lights intertwine to create a colorful picture. The dwellings and courtyards on both sides of the strait use lighting as a medium...mysterious and beautiful like ancient myths.