10 Best Things To Do In Wenzhou, China

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Wenzhou is a beautiful city in eastern China on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and has beautiful landscapes like mountains and lakes, natural reserves and islands, and is an upcoming scenic tourism destination in eastern China. Check it out with us!

1. Yandang Mountain

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The Yandang Mountain is a notable mountain on the coast and has been explored by Chinese imperial dynasties, and flourished during the Tang dynasty, with songs and culture associated with it. This is a large national scenic area in China and is considered a premier mountain in Chinese culture, folklore and tourism. It also ranks as a top geological scenic park nationally and also internationally.

Yandang Mountain

Address: Yandang Mountain Zhenxiang Lingtoucun (Yongtaiwen Expressway Yandang Mountain Exit), Wenzhou, Zhejiang

Website: Yandang Mountain

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2. Nanxi River Scenic Area

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This is a scenic area located in the region and the river is also known as ‘heavenly river,’ under Chinese folklore and mythology. There is lot of green in the area and the valley with rare species of trees, flora and fauna. There are also picturesque and scenic villages along the river and rocks jutting out like cliffs, with prominent examples being the cliff of Daruo and the Water Rock. There is also a village near the Daruo cliff that has ancient pavilions, temples and palaces and is a popular tourism destination in this part of the country.

Nanxi River Scenic Area

Address: Juli Wenzhou Yue 59. 9 Kilometre, Wenzhou, Zhejiang

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3. Jiangxinyu Island

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The island is located in the north of Wenzhou along the side and is known for beautiful landscapes and historical specimens that make this a unique travel hotspot. The island is especially noted for Chinese poets who wrote their poems there and it also contains temples and religious culture with the Jiangxin Temple and East and West pagodas. There is also nightlife activity on the island, created by using lights and decorations, that make it a fairyland destination in the country.

Jiangxinyu Island

Address: The Jiangxinyu Island is in the middle reaches of Ou River in the north of Wenzhou

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4. Baizhangji and Feiyun Lake

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The lake is located in the upper and middle reaches of the Feiyun River in the district of Wencheng and is famous for the Chinese politician and military leader Liu, and there is also a Liu pagoda in the area that recognizes the leader. The area has natural landscapes like the Mountain Forest National Park that is also considered a national heritage site and an ecological protection area. There is also the Baizhai Waterfall in the area, considered the tallest waterfall in China.

Baizhangji and Feiyun Lake

Address: Wencheng County 325300

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5. Nanji Island

Tabunan Beach with Kayak
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The island of Nanji is located on the coast and is considered the first ecological sanctuary of the islands of China. The beach of Dashaao is famous for the clear waters and white sands and is a popular place for bathing and swimming under the sun, besides having reservoirs for marine species and algae and also coral reefs and islands. The area is a protected marine reserve and has large species of marine flora and fauna in an ecological area.

Nanji Island

Address: Nanji Island is the main island of a group of 15 islands and islets, situated in the south-eastern waters of Pingyang County, Zhejiang Province, in south-east China

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6. Wuyanling Natural Reserve

Wuyanling National Nature Reserve entrance
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The sanctuary is considered the natural base of various species of flora and fauna and is also a green ecologically sensitive area. There are a lot of endangered species of animals in the area and it is a tropical reserve forest in the region. The area is also famous for the Baiyujinag Peak, the highest peak in the region of Wenzhou.

Wuyanling Natural Reserve

Address: Wuyan Mountain National Nature Reserve Shuangkengkou Protection Station, Wenzhou, Zhejiang

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7. Wenzhou Amusement Park

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This is a family theme park like Disneyland in the area and has lots of roller coasters and adventure attractions for children. The style of the park mimics the Great America theme park in the US and also the Gliroy Park. There is also an adventure valley and cartoon area for children, besides rock climbing, Jurassic Park slides and boat riding.

Wenzhou Amusement Park

Address: Xiaaocun, Wenzhou, Zhejiang

Website: Wenzhou Amusement Park

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8. Wenzhou Zoo

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This is a zoo for animals in the area like tigers, leopards, monkeys and kangaroos. The zoo is located on top of the hill and there is even a hiking trail that reaches there. There is also a park, which lots of people move through to get to the zoo and the animals. The zoo is popular with children and families.

Wenzhou Zoo

Address: No.98, Xishan East Road, Wenzhou, Zhejiang

Website: Wenzhou Zoo

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9. Wenzhou Wuma Street Yunbo Shopping Site

Shopping street in Wenzhou
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This is a shopping street in the area that is full of luxury brands and even general clothes and other shopping items. The prices of items here are relatively decent and there are also cheap European brands. One can even just walk down the street and enjoy some famous Chinese speciality wonton soup.

Wenzhou Wuma Street Yunbo Shopping Site

Address: No.13 Wuma Street, Lucheng District, Wenzhou 325000, China

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10. Seven Waterfall Scenic Spot

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This is a waterfall scenic area near the city of Wenzhou and there is even a hiking trail to the waterfalls, along with facilities for swimming in the pools of the waterfall. The hike to the waterfall is also scenic.

Seven Waterfall Scenic Spot

Address: Zeya Town, Ouhai District, Wenzhou

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Wenzhou is a typical Chinese beach city

This place is a Mecca for shoppers, but one can also stroll down the lanes, visit some islands or parks and even relax in recreational areas for both adults and children. There’s plenty to see and do in Wenzhou!

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Msah is a writer from Calcutta, India and interested in exploring untrodden destinations and areas with an interest in activities, art and culture and nature space.

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