How To Pack Like A Pro For Wuzhen, China

BY WENDY HUNG

 

One of the most important questions about traveling always is: what do I pack?

The key to packing for Wuzhen is simple: don’t over do it! It’s a little Water Town, you’re probably making it a quick two-day getaway from Shanghai, Suzhou or Hangzhou. So keep it light and simple. There won’t be any excursion opportunities here, since you’ll most likely be wandering the ancient streets, indulging in street food and shop in vintage boutiques.

SEE ALSO: A Quick Lowdown On Wuzhen’s History & Local Culture

DON’T FORGET YOUR ID OR PASSPORT! You’ll definitely need it at the tourist office when getting setup for wi-fi.

When it comes to local climate, Wuzhen is located on China’s southeast coast so summers are humid and hot while winters are cold and snowy. The best times to go are during spring and autumn with expected rain, so don’t forget your umbrella! According to Wuzhen’s official website: spring is 78 days long, summer is 90 days long, autumn is 64 days long, and winter is 133 days long. Here’s a general packing list to follow:

  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Swimwear (for hotel pool)
  • Shampoo
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste + toothbrush
  • Razor + shaving cream
  • Comb or brush
  • Underwear (Ladies: bras)
  • Socks
  • Voltage converter, if necessary (electrical voltage in China is 220V.)
  • Computer/phone chargers
  • External battery (camera)
  • Hard drive (if you want to back your photos).
  • Money
  • Debit/credit cards
  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Mobile phone (minutes are cheap to buy in Colombia)
  • Ear buds
  • Laptop (especially if you’re a business traveler)

Here are some suggestions for summer gear:

Some packing ideas for winter in Wuzhen:

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