Hengdian World Studios in Dongyang City, Jinhua

Hengdian World Studios

Hengdian World Studios located in the town of Hengdian in Jinhua, 160 kilometers away from Hangzhou and within the 4-hour-transportation tourism and economy circle, is the largest film and teleplay shooting base in Asia, covering an area of 121 square kilometers. Hengdian World Studios was originally built during the mid-1990s with an accumulative investment of 3 billion yuan.

Why is Hengdian World Studios So Special

With all the scenic spots open to tourists, Hengdian World Studios has become a tourism leisure resort with a unique charm. Today, the studio has a full set of facilities, including an amusement park, nightclub, sauna, performing arts center, health club and bowling center. Hengdian World Studios now is listed as a national AAAAA level Scenic Spot, and is indeed a sight should not to be missed.

Introduction of Hengdian World Studios

The Hengdian World Studio is now a popular film & TV production base and has taken “Chinawood” as its informal title given by a Los Angles-based magazine, The Hollywood Reporter. Last year’s blockbuster, Hero, directed by Zhang Yimou, was shot there.

The emerging film & TV making industry has boosted local tourism. More than 10 upscale hotels have been made, with accommodation for 7000 people. Also included is a resort village, covering an area of 164 acres, an international trade building with a capacity for over 1,000 people, and a tourism mansion. All the hotels, fancy or modest, are equipped with entertainment facilities, nightclubs, sauna centers, performance centers, gyms, and bowling halls.


The studio consists of 13 shooting bases with a total area of up to 330 ha. and building areas of 495,995 square meters. In addition to its huge scale, the studio also has several records which includes:

  • Largest Indoor Buddha Figure in China.
  • Largest Scale Indoor Studio.
  • Highest number of Films and Teleplay Shoots as of 2005.

Where is Hengdian World Studios Location

Situated in the middle of Dongyang City of eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, Hengdian has easy access to surrounding cities and provinces. 

  • 4-hour-ride to Shanghai and Jiangsu, Fujian and Jiangxi provinces;
  • 36 kilometers away from Yiwu, the largest trading center for small commodities in China;
  • 160 kilometers away from Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province;
  • 90 kilometers from Jinhua City. 

Useful Travel Tips

  • There are many different wonderful shows taking place in the scenic spots at any time. It is advised that visitors who want to enjoy the shows check the information carefully in advance.
  • Free admission for children who stand 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) or less in height. Children between 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) and 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) in height are admitted at half price.

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Main Attractions in Zhejiang province

Edited by  Lynette Fu/付云锐