Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

The Best Place in Zhejiang to Lead a “Lazy Life”

On the land covering an area of over 10,000 square kilometers, there are mountains, rivers, lakes and seas. As far as the eye can see, the distant mountains and ancient dwellings near water form a stunning picture in our mind. There is no doubt about its beauty.


Poetry to describe the beauty of Chinese landscapes was born here and passed later around the country. The Maritime Silk Road made a stop here and it is still flourishing. The four ancient Chinese inventions were passed on here, leaving a trail of light in the world...


Wenzhou is known to have the best landscape in the Southeast of Zhejiang. It is meant to be extraordinary since the famous scholar Guo Pu in the Eastern Jin Dynasty chose Guogong Mountain as the site to build the city.


Wenzhou is a city for “lazy life”. It is a secret realm where you want to live out your life after you see it for the first time.


Dongtou Village


This is a dreamy little fishing village, opposite Taiwan, with rows of houses boldly painted in various colors by the villagers. Climbing up to the top of the village and looking at the sea in front of the village, your mind will be instantly enlightened. Here, every corner can make a blockbuster picture!


Address: Dongtou Village, Dongtou District, Wenzhou City (open to tourists for free)


Wanyao Ancient Village 


Once you hear its name, you may feel that the village is like a young innocent girl who is shy and as beautiful as a peach blossom. The ancient village is located on the bank of Yulong Lake, built by the mountains and water. The villagers make a living mainly by making ceramics and farming. In spare time, they also read books and poetry, leading a very poetic life.


Address: Wanyao Village, Qiaodun Town, Cangnan County, Wenzhou City



Cangpo Ancient Village 


The village of Cangpo has a history of more than 800 years and is showing historical traces almost everywhere. The village is built according to the five elements theory and the "Four Literary Treasures", namely the "Ink Stone Pond" formed by the confluence of streams, the black stone bench shaped like the “Ink Ingot”, the long alley looking like the "Brush", and the stone walls spreading out like "Paper".


Address: Cangpo Village, Yantou Town, Yongjia County, Wenzhou City


Xu’aodi Ancient Village 


Xu’aodi Village, a tranquil ancient village hidden deep in the mountains, has more than 700 years of history so far. The ancient courtyard walls built with stones and pebbles conform to the terrain and are surrounded by bamboo forests. It is like a secluded place of immortals in the earthly world. Once you step into the village, all the hustle and bustle of the world is away.


Address: Xiaocun Town, Taishun County, Wenzhou City (open to tourists for free)


Shuikou Village 


As soon as you get off the bus, the brand new asphalt road, white walls and black tiles, smoke rising up from kitchen chimneys, mountains looking like eyebrows, water looking like bright eyes all appear in front of your eyes... Shuikou Village is like a natural landscape painting. Walking slowly along the stream from the entrance of the village, you will see the lush green bamboo forests, charming old houses, and the gurgling stream. It deserves the title of "Shangri-La in Pingyang" exactly.


Address: Shuikou Village, Huaixi Town, Pingyang County, Wenzhou City (open to tourists for free)