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Wuzhen Old Water Town

Wutzhen water town canals
Wutzhen water town canals
Boondocking at Wuzhen Old Water Town, a beautiful 1300 years old town in Wuzhen, filled with canals and old building with tasty foods

After the unpleasant night at the Wuzhen International camping we arrived here

After spending the night at Wuzhen camping we decided to take the plunge into Wuzhen old water town and park in the parking area for the night. No other camping in the proximity so we stayed at the parking lot for the. Whopping 20CNY for 24h our security + shops and restaurants available.

Wuzhen Water Town, lying in the northern part of Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, is a typical ancient town in southern China. It is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from both Hangzhou and Suzhou and 140 kilometers (87 miles) from Shanghai.

Wuzhen Old water town | Boon docking
Decided for boon docking after the experience at the Wuzhen International camping. This parking lot seems suitable for us

Wuzhen, a 1300-year-old water town

We spent a full day here and it was amazing. All the narrow streets were filled with vendors with food and coffee shops. Really enjoyment for the stomach and eyes. In the morning busloads of people start to come so better to be early at the gate the avoidance of the bigger crowds.

Wuzhen Old water town Gate
This is by the entrance to Wuzhen old Water Town. Might be centuries old
Wuzhen Old Water Town | narrow street
Taking a rest after long walks in the town

Heading home from our first RV trip

After the two nights spent in the Wuzhen area, we needed to head home again. For sure we will continue the travels in China by RV or caravan. This trip was somehow a lesson learned.

We got good hints from the neighbors at the parking lot about additional accessories good to have and the best was the application to be used in the future to find good places for camping and rental.

Woyouzijia (窝友自驾) app.

Woyouzijia logo
There is a very good app in China for travelers. There are also other apps that you can use, check our page for more information.
Unfortunately only in Chinese. The name is Woyouzijia (窝友自驾). You can rent company/private RVs and check for camping/boondocking locations from it. No web page is available, only as an app for Android or IOS
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The good and the bad according to our experience

Wutzhen water town canals
Wuzhen Old Water Town
Boondocking at Wuzhen Old Water Town, a beautiful 1300 years old town in Wuzhen, filled with canals and old building with tasty foods
Overall Points

Thumbs up

  • Authentic town with old style houses
  • The food. Many small stands where you can get all types and tasty. Coffee shops available
  • Boondocking at parking lot, 24/7 security and it cost only 20CNY/night
  • Public toilets available
  • Close to the sight seeing spot
  • Restaurants for evening closeby

thumbs down

  • It is a parking lot, no water or electricity available
  • Tour buses arriving in the morning with tour guides megaphones
  • No cooking outside allowed
  • Might be crowded on Chinese holidays

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