Wuxi is located at the south part of Jiangsu province in the center of the economical advanced Yangtze River Delta. Wuxi is an ancient city with long-term history about three thousand year. Wuxi is a city richly endowed by nature. Owing to its pleasantly warm and moist climate, it boasts a reputation of the 'Land of Fish and Rice'. After several years’ development, Wuxi has become one of China’s top fifty cities wit broad strength and is called the “Little Shanghai” for its prosperous economy. Nestled on the northern shore of Tai Lake the city is also renowned as the Pearl of Tai Lake for its beautiful scenery around. Surrounding by clear water and green hills, Wuxi is suitable for tourist and there are many nice places to visit such as Lake Tai, Turtle Head Islet, the Lingshan Grand Buddha, Donglin Academy, the Qingming Bridge, Nanchan Temple, Jichang Garden, and Tian Xia Di Er Quan.
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Best Season of Wuxi Tour
Wuxi has a subtropical monsoon oceanic climate. The weather is warm and humid with four distinct seasons. Rainfall is abundant all year round. Spring in Wuxi is changeable, but various flowers will bloom in this season, natural scenery is very nice in spring. Summer is hot and rainy, and temperature would beyond 36C. The best time to visit Wuxi is autumn, except the pleasant weather, there will be some fresh water products harvest from the Tai Lake and special fruits in south China is abundant in Wuxi. It will be a nice trip to visit Wuxi in autumn.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other Staffs to Pack
Temperature in spring is changeable, better wear more at night. Long-sleeve and coat is necessary to take. Summer is always rainy; do not forget to bring an umbrella with you in case of the sudden rain. Any summer cloth such as T-shirts, shorts and skirts is fine for summer wearing. Sun-glasses and hats are recommended to wear; there may be some radiation in south part of China in summer. Autumn is cool and winter is not so cold in Wuxi. Sweater and jacket or jeans can be worn in winter.
Accommodation of Wuxi Tour: More than forty star rated hotels are available to provide for tourists in Wuxi. Hotels ranging from five stars to three stars are all available to choose since tourism industry develops fast in Wuxi. There are two youth hostels that can cater to the needs of budget travelers. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, even you are stay in a small hotel the services will also be great. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Traffic: Ways to Get in Wuxi
--Wuxi city is served by the Shuofang domestic airport. Passengers can take plane to Wuxi from many major cities in China, Shanghai, Nanjing are all included. There is a shuttle service between the city center and the Shuofang airport.
--There are trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou in Wuxi Railway Station. Wuxi is on the Shanghai-Beijing track hence enjoys convenient transportation to those big cities. The railway station is located in the north of Wuxi city.
Internal Transport: Travelers can take bus and taxi to get around in Wuxi city. There are many buses running through the city everyday. Some of them are tour bus which can take you to the attractions in Wuxi. It is the most economic way for travel. Taxis in Wuxi is also convenient, you can get one of them any time on street. Take taxi is more privacy and efficient.
Wuxi Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid the period from May 1 to May 7 and October 1 to October 7 because there is long national vacation in China, it will be so crowd in Wuxi and also all around the nation, so pick a good time outside that.
Food: Food in Wuxi is typical south Chinese cuisine. Famous dishes and snacks can alwayssatisfy your taste bud. Representative ones are steamed bun in asmall bamboosteamer, wonton with three fresh ingredients; oil dried bean curd, magnolia cake, Tai Lake whit shrimp, Wuxi Honey Peach, whitebait with crisp crust, shelled crystal shrimp, gluten with meat, crucian with butter, and meat with preserved bean curd gravy.
Famous food streets in Wuxi are Huangting food city, Qingshi road, Nanchan Temple and Beitang Street. Local delicacies and snacks could all be found in those venues.
--Here are some nice restaurants to recommend for local foods:
Haishang Mingyue restaurant, Tongrun Hunan Cuisine restaurant, Qin Ma hotpot, Provence western restaurant, Erquan Western restaurant, Top steak western restaurant, Tangzhixiang French Tappasaki and Banana Leaf.
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
·What to buy?
Aquatic precuts are abundant in Wuxi due to its lake side position. The most popular of which are Lake Tai’s silver fish, white shrimp and white fish. Huishan clay figurines are one of the most famous folk arts in China with succinct design, bright colors and a vivid appearance. Lake Tai also produces pearls that are available in many department stores and can be worn as jewelry or used as medicine. Yixing Zisha teapots, well known in China and abroad, are also available in Wuxi. Special Wuxi food products also include sanfengqiao soy sauce spare ribs and Wuxi honey peaches.
·Where to buy?
Goods for souvenirs could be found in Jiankang Road, Pedestrian Street in Nanchan temple, Qingshi Road and Zhongshan Road.
--Here are some shopping places with exact address to recommend:
Wuxi Commercial Mansion Group Co., Ltd.: No. 343 Zhongshan Road, Chong’an District, WuxiMaoye Building: No. 138 Qingyang Road, Nanchang District, WuxiWix Sanyang Parkson Plaza: No. 127 Middle Renmin Road, WuxiBaoli Square: No. 1000 East Jiefang Road, Chong’an District, WuxiNew World Department Store: No. 341 Zhongshan Road, Chong’an District, WuxiWuxi Yaohan: No. 168 Zhongshan Road, Chong’an District, Wuxi
Festivals and Customs
·Wuxi Wu Culture Festival is held in April 10th every year. It has been praised as one of "the most popular top ten domestic festivals". The festival has not only built a platform for cultural exchange but also brought the happiness to local people and every newcomer. It is the engine of the city’s cultural and economical development.
·Taihu Expo is held in September 18th every year. So far, Wuxi has successfully held 7 Taihu Lake Expos. The Expo has become a well-known brand at home and abroad. It has not only built a bridge for the world economic cooperation and cultural exchanges, but also attracted many domestic and foreign investment and entrepreneurial talents to join in the city's development in economy, trade, culture, tourism, technology and other industries.
Recreation in Wuxi
After visit those scenic spots in Wuxi, there are also many other ways for recreation in the city. Like other big cities, bars, clubs and café are popular among young people. Those venues are always located on Zhongshan road. 1912 Street is a well-known street lined with many popular bars. It’s a chic center of leisure and entertainment in Wuxi, whereas Qingshi Road and North Street have many older establishments.
If you want to spend your leisure time in traditional way, Baoli Theater, Qiantang Charen teahouse, Longquange Teahouse, Wuxi Great World Cinema World and Wuxi Jinyi International cinema are good places to visit.
Must-see Attractions of Wuxi Tour
Tai Lake: Tai Lake is located in the south part of Yangtze River Delta. It is the third largest freshwater lake in China. Taihu Lake is a famous scenic spot in China and is famed for its lake, its hills and its splendid man-made scenery. Tai Lake is crosses Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces just like a bright pearl set in the Yangtze River delta. The best place to view the beautiful Taihu Lake is on the Turtle Head Islet. Besides the natural scenery of Taihu Lake, there are many ruins of historic sites, such as the Grand Canal of the Sui Dynasty, the Islets in the lake along with the coastal places in the east, the north and the west both of which are the cradle land of the culture of Wuyue. It is a worthwhile attraction to visit in Wuxi.
Lingshan Grand Buddha: Lingshan Grand Buddha is located in Wuxi Lake Tai National Tourist and Holiday Resort. It is standing majestically and surrounded by mountains in three directions. The Grand Buddha is eighty-eight meters in height and is the highest outdoor bronze statue in the world. The Lingshan Grand Buddha gets its name from its location on Small Ling Mountain, which was named by monk Xuanzang in the Tang Dynasty. Every visitor goes to Wuxi should have a view of Lingshan Grand Buddha. It is so magnificent and brilliant.
Li Garden: Li Garden is located in the Qingqi village in Wuxi city. The Garden is one of the major scenic spots in China. The garden is surrounded by water on three sides. he scenery in the garden can be divided into three sections: Man-made hills in the middle section, the scenic spots such as long dike and Four Seasons Pavilions in the west section and abundant spots including Spring and Autumn Pavilion and long corridor in the east section. From June to September, the exhibition of lotus is held in the garden, and night tours are also held here from July to September.
Plum Blossom Garden: The Garden is famous for being the best place to view and appreciate plum blossoms in south China. It is located in the western suburbs of Wuxi, facing Lake Tai and bordered by Dragon Mountain and the Nine Peaks of Mount Hui. Every guest is bound to be impressed by the shapes of the trees and the poses of the plum blossoms. Furthermore, there is a museum where you can learn more about the natural history of plum blossom. You should not miss the poetic and romantic view of the Three Friends of winter-pine trees, bamboo and plum trees-together with the floating snow, which highlight the garden every winter.
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