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8 Best Things To Do In Dongyang, China

8 Best Things To Do In Dongyang, China
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Dongyang, China has a history dating back to 195 AD and was formerly known as Wuning. In 688 AD, the name was changed to Dongyang, meaning “Eastern Sun.” It is approximately 5 hours by train from Shanghai, where it is also possible to catch a long-distance bus.

Dongyang is also known for the Lu Residential Complex, which is one of its historical and cultural sites, and the famous Hengdian World Studios know as the “Hollywood in China.” Today, Dongyang is known in productions of magnets, chemicals, plastics, garments, agriculture ,and wooden sculptures.

Continue reading to learn more about what to see during your visit in Dongyang, China.

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1. Hengdian World Studios

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Hengdian World Studios is a film studio located in Hengdian, a Chinese town in the city of Dongyang, Zhejiang Province. It is the largest film studio in the world and the largest movie studio in Asia. It know as the Hollywood of Asia since it consist of 13 shooting bases and numerous buildings. It is also recorded and known to have a huge Buddha statue for use in the largest scale indoor studio and many films and tv shows have been filmed here.

This is a must-visit spot in Dongyang.

Hengdian World Studios

Address: Hengdian Town, Dongyang 322118, China

Website: Hengdian World Studios

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2. Hengdian Riverside Scene at the Pure Moon Festival


This site is one of the beautiful and artistic studio sets that compose the Hengdian World Studios. This was constructed for the shooting of the historical film “Dunhuang.” It serves as a re-creation of the famous Song dynasty painting, “Along the River during the Qingming Festival.” The site is full of ancient structures depicted in the renowned scroll painting and some wood carving. You can visit and explore the site on-foot, and if you are lucky enough, you may witness a movie being filmed during your tour.

Hengdian Riverside Scene at the Pure Moon Festival

Address: Hengdian Town, Dongyang 322118, China

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3. Menghuangu Theme Park

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Menghuangu is an amusement park in Dongyang that offers many different attractions for all ages. The indoor venues and mini aquarium illustrate natural events like torrential rains and volcanic eruptions. There are also lit flowers that really amaze all visitors. There is a lot to see here. The reason everyone enjoys this theme park is that there is no need to worry about distance, since every attraction, either indoors or outdoors, can be easily reached on foot.

Menghuangu Theme Park

Address: Menghuangu Theme Park, Within Hengdian World Studios, Hengdian Town, Dongyang 322118, China

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4. Palace of Ming and Qing Dynasties


This palace is a replica of the famous imperial palace in Beijing and is considered a park/museum and it also puts on shows, so tourists can enjoy the culture and history. Do note that most things are only in Mandarin Chinese, so you might opt to hire an English speaking tour guide for you to understand what the show is all about and to translate some of the description written on the walls in Chinese. Brace yourself because you’ll be walking to see this site as well.

Palace of Ming and Qing Dynasties

Address: Palace of Ming and Qing Dynasties, Within Hengdian World Studios, Hengdian Town, Dongyang 322118, China

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5. Hengdian Huaxia Culture Park

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Hengdian Huaxia Culture Park is a lovely park that is also part of Hengdian Town, just few minutes walk from Hengdian World Studios. Here, you can enjoy a peaceful walk, beautiful architecture, and cultural shows showcasing the history and culture of China.

Hengdian Huaxia Culture Park

Address: Hengdian Town, Dongyang 322118, China

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6. Hengdian Old Street


Hengdian Old Street is one of the tourist attractions that can be found in Hengdian Town, Donyang. Hengdian Old Street that is famous for being used for movies and TV shows. This street can often be seen in Chinese movies. You can just explore the area by walking and enjoy the architecture of the old houses and buildings.

Hengdian Old Street

Address: Hengdian Town, Dongyang 322118, China

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7. Guangzhou & Hong Kong Streets


As the name of this destination suggests, these are beautiful walking streets that are flanked by different building that show examples of Guangzhou and Hong Kong architecture. They are used for movies scenes and sometimes there are shows going on. You need to walk all through these streets, and if you are lucky enough, you might catch a movie or TV show being filmed!

Guangzhou & Hong Kong Streets

Address: Guangzhou & Hong Kong Streets, Hengdian Town, Dongyang 322118, China

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8. Dongyang China Woodcarving Center

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Dongyang is famous for its stunning folk handicrafts, especially woodcarving. It is one of the most elegant forms of relief carving in the world. Intricate woodcarving is still practiced in Dongyang and there are also schools and workshops that cater to visitors such as Dongyang Woodcarving Center. This style of woodcarving can be seen on furniture, ornament for the walls or ceiling, and even on architectural designs of buildings, homes, museums, and more.

Dongyang China Woodcarving Center

Address: No. 188 Shimao Avenue, Dongyang, China

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Dongyang, the "Eastern Sun"

View of Dongyang, China

Do you want to explore the well-known Hollywood in China, a replica of the Imperial Palace, or better yet, see the beautiful woodcarvings famous from this region? Then this is the right city. It showcases not only well-known spots, but also the history, culture, and arts of China. Also, it is only approximately 5 hours by train from Shanghai, making it a great weekend escape.

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