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Famous for its beautiful mountains and coastal scenery, Wenzhou is the political and economic centre of southern Zhejiang province.

With a history spanning more than 4,000 years, Wenzhou’s ancient culture is complemented by modern architecture and facilities. Visitors to the city can enjoy world-class shopping and entertainment in a city that boasts one of strongest economies in China.


All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to enjoy access without visa to China for up to 15 days.

Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued in three to five working days from a majority of Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue. Longer visas are often more difficult to obtain.

For further details, consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.

View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China


The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.

RMB 1.00 equals:

Exchange Rates Currency
0.21 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0.14 Euro (EUR)
0.12 British Pound (GBP)
1.17 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
11.68 Indian Rupee (INR)
20.16 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0.24 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0.21 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0.15 US Dollar (USD)


All hotel services (such as accommodation, food and beverage, spa etc.) and their related service charge will be subject to tax at the prevailing rates.


Many mid-range and high-end restaurants include their own service charge that varies between establishments.

Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.

Business Hours

Bank Hours
9am - 5.30pm, Monday through Sunday

Office Hours
8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Shop Hours 
9am - 10pm, daily

Public Health

Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form.

Check with your local doctor or health care professional for vaccination advice when planning your trip.

Shangri-La recommends you drink only boiled or bottled water. Bottled drinking water is available in every hotel room.


Dress is generally informal in Wenzhou except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when a suit and tie is appropriate.


Neither intensely hot during the summer, nor bitterly cold during the winter, Wenzhou has a mildly humid and subtropical monsoon climate with four seasons.

Average annual temperature is about 18°C, with abundant rainfall during spring.

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 12ºC 6ºC
Feb 12ºC 6ºC
Mar 15ºC 9ºC
Apr 20ºC 13ºC
May 25ºC 18ºC
Jun 28ºC 22ºC
Jul 32ºC 25ºC
Aug 32ºC 25ºC
Sep 29ºC 22ºC
Oct 25ºC 17ºC
Nov 20ºC 12ºC
Dec 15ºC 7ºC

7.9 million

Mandarin & Wenzhou Dialect

Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Metric System

220 volts

Plug Type

Mobile Phones
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900