Wuxi

Wuxi, an ancient cultural city, is located in southern Jiangsu on the central part of the Changjiang River Delta, west of Suzhou and 128 kilometres from Shanghai. It is a major industrial centre and is known as a fertile Land of Fish and Rice. Wuxi is located on the side of Lake Taihu. The ancient Grand Canal runs through the city. It is a popular destination for holiday makers because of its beautiful landscape, numerous places of interest, rich natural resources, and interesting customs.

Turtle-Head Islet: The Turtle-Head Islet derives its name from its shape. It is the best place to admire the beauty of Taihu Lake and can be reached by a small arched bridge (Perpetual Spring Bridge) that is lined with cherry blossoms and particularly stunning in the spring. There are several small pavilions, temples and teahouses on the island, but undoubtedly the natural beauty of the lake and landscape are the prime reasons for coming here.

Liyuan Park: It is a famous park in south China, and is located next to the Turtle-Head Islet. A 1,000 meter long corridor winds around the park and has brick inscriptions in the handwriting of famous ancient calligraphers such as Su Dongpo and Mifu. There is also a large white wall with numerous latticed openings from where you can view the park at different angles. The park is especially popular in the spring when the plum blossoms are in bloom.

Taihu Lake: Taihu Lake, covering an area of 2,000 square kilometres in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, is one of the three largest freshwater lakes in China. People can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the lake on luxurious pleasure boats.

Huishan Clay Figurines: Clay figurines from Huishan are painted sculptures in an exaggerated, romantic style. They are extremely lifelike.

Jichangyuan Garden: A famous classical garden of southern China, Jichangyuan Garden is located at the eastern foot of Huishan Mountain and is the best example of incorporating surrounding landscape into a man-made garden.

Ancient Grand Canal: The Ancient Grand Canal is a wonder of the ancient Chinese civilization.

The Giant Buddha in Mt. Lingshan: A bronze statue of Sakyamuni standing 88 metres tall on the slope of Lingshan Mountain in the Mashan District.

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