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About Wenzhou

Wenzhou is, with its population of over 9 million, the thriving economic hub of China’s Zhejiang province. Though a major production site of internationally distributed goods, the city is frequently overlooked by tourists and travellers; however, to those willing to pay this lesser-known corner of China a visit will discover a sprawling extent of natural beauty beyond its walls.

And for a limited time, cheap flights to Wenzhou are now available; seize your chance to visit this economic hotspot of China today! Wenzhou is home to Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (WNZ), located about a half-hour drive from the city and chiefly serving Air China and other Chinese airlines. Newly arrived passengers may make their way into the city via a number of means, including regular city busses and shuttle busses, as well as taxi services.

Why visit Wenzhou

wenzhou nature

Natural Wonders

Lush greenery and natural beauty sprawls for miles beyond the bustle of the city.

wenzhou temples

Templed Beauty

Gorgeous local temples lend the city and its surrounding regions a distinctly Chinese variety of beauty.

wenzhou nightlife

Alive at Night

The city’s pubs and clubs, often frequented by its deep-pocketed up-and-comers, come vibrantly alive at night.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country People’s Republic of China
Currency Yuan
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.53 CNY
Language Wenzhounese
Hub Airport Wenzhou Longwan International Airport
Airline Air China
Time Zone GMT +8
Travel Adaptor Type I

Best time to visit Wenzhou

The name of Wenzhou translates to “a mild and pleasant land”; and for the most part, that’s an applicable label. Nonetheless, as is the case anywhere, there are times of the year more pleasant and mild than others. The months of around December to February, though generally colder, generally boast the lowest rainfall, and are thus the most popular among tourists. They’re the best time to come for outdoor-friendly weather, but they’ll also involve heavier crowds and higher hotel rates. By contrast, the months of about late June to September, though milder in temperature, boast higher rainfall. They’re the best time to come to avoid the crowds and get cheaper hotel rates, but don’t forget your raincoat.

Weather & Climate in Wenzhou

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 5°C 5°C 8°C 13°C 18°C 22°C 25°C 25°C 22°C 17°C 12°C 7°C
High °C 11°C 12°C 15°C 20°C 25°C 28°C 32°C 32°C 29°C 25°C 19°C 14°C
Rainfall (mm) 52 86 131 152 200 250 189 252 215 87 60 43

Overview

Though not generally top of the list on most travel itinerates for China, the harbour city of Wenzhou, and economic and cultural hub of the province of Zhejiang, is one with measurable global impact. The city is the manufacturing site of shoes and electrical products shipped across the world; and thanks to its thriving economic culture, it is the birthplace of a number of prominent individuals in the world of business.

The city’s name translates to “a mild and pleasant land”; and as any traveller who has taken the time to visit can testify, it’s a thoroughly fitting name. Lush greenery and thriving city hubbub exist side by side in Wenzhou, giving it the potential to prove an unexpectedly ideal getaway.

Visa & Customs

South Africans will require a visa to enter China. Applicants should ensure that their passport is up to date, with space free for new stamps. Further details may be found online, and enquiries may be made at one of the Chinese consular outlets in Johannesburg or Durban, or at the embassy in Pretoria.

The South African embassy in China can be found at the following address:

No. 5 Dongzhimenwai Dajie
Chaoyang District
100600
Beijing
Tel: (+86) 010 8532 0000

Health & Safety

As with most places, the Centres for Disease Control recommends that travellers to China ensure that all their routine vaccinations are up to date, and that they consult a health professional about any others they should consider.

Levels of serious crime tend to be relatively low in Wenzhou, however, visitors should practice common precautions against petty crime, ensuring that they do not leave their valuables unattended or wander the streets late at night. In addition, the city’s relatively active nightlife has been known to give rise to some petty misdemeanours, usually by intoxicated individuals, and visitors should practice further common precautions in and around the local nightclubs and pubs.

Cost of Living

ITEM CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG WENZHOU
Meal, inexpensive restaurant R100.00 R100.00 R24.41
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R25.00 R25.00 R9.39
Cappuccino (regular) R22.46 R22.25 R51.64
Taxi 1km (normal tariff) R10.00 R10.00 R3.76
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R38.00 R38.00 R42.25

Where to stay?

Due to the generally low influx of tourists, there are no hostels in Wenzhou; nonetheless, the city does boast a decent selection of accommodation establishments of varying levels of affordability and luxury, with prices ranging from under ¥140 to over ¥750.

Get Around

Busses and taxis are the most popular forms of public transport throughout the city. In the case of the former, however, it is best to ensure that you understand the routes before boarding; and in the case of the latter, some drivers may refuse to use their metres, necessitating haggling. In addition, Wenzhou, being a harbour city, also offers ferry tours around the region.

In addition, as is the case in many locations, one should never fully discount the option of getting around on foot, or on the rentable public bicycles available at many stations throughout the city, as it is not only healthier, but often the best way to truly soak in the sights.

Main attractions in Wenzhou

Nanxi River

Nanxi River

Yandang Mountain

Yandang Mountain

Baizhangji Waterfall

Baizhangji Waterfall

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