MCM-22 zeolite of high crystallinity was synthesized with varying-temperature hydrothermal method. Zeolite was characterized by means of XRD, SEM, TEM and TG-DTA. XRD pattern showed that the sample was MCM-22 zeolite. SEM analysis indicated that the MCM-22 sample is in the form of thin platelet-like crystals, and no amorphous material. TEM analysis exhibited regular shaped aggregate assembled by the independent growth of many small flaky crystals. N2-adsorption/desorption analysis showed that the pore size and BET surface area of MCM-22 were 3.5 nm and 387.8 m2/g, respectively. By means of the varying-temperature hydrothermal method, synthesis time can be effectively reduced, and energy consumption also decreases.