Wuxi is a well-known tourist city in southern Jiangsu Province, Wuxi has the Taihu Lake to the south, the Changing River to the north, and the Grand Canal flowing through the city proper. The city has a combination of the beauty of rivers, lakes, and springs.
Wuxi, also named “Liangxi”, is a famous city with a long history in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Three thousand years ago, Taibo, the eldest son of the Emperor Zhouwu in the West Zhou Dynasty came here, set up the State of Gouwu and created the Wu culture. Wuxi,a sparkling pearl of the Taihu Lake , is situated in the southern part of Jiangsu Province and in the middle of the Shanghai-Nanjing Railway. It is 128km away from Shanghai with Suzhou in between and 183km away from Nanjing with Changzhou in between. With the Taihu lake in the south and the south and the Yangtze River in the north, it borders Zhejiang Province and has bank of 35km along the Yangtze.
The landscape of the city embodies the beauty of the Yangtze, the Grand Canal, the Taihu Lake, fountains, caves and gardens and is characteristic of the unique features of a water village in southern China.
Wuxi takes over the most beautiful corner of the Taihu Lake and on the shore of the that Lake scatter famous parks such as Turtle-head Peninsula Park, Lee Garden, Plun Garden and Xihui Park. Humanitarian and historical relics wellknown at home and abroad are all located in the whole city. To name only a few, they are the Donglin College, Native House of Zhang Wentian, Native House of Xu Xiake, Huangshen Fort, Taibo Temple, Taibo Tomb and Memorial House of Xu Beihong, etc.
In recent years, the Wuxi National Tourist Resort Zone at Mashan has completed a few large sightseeing and amusement projects such as the International Angling Center, the Moon-bay Vacational Village and the Linshan Scenic Spot.
In the past few years, Wuxi is evaluated as one of China’s ten major tourist cities, and early this year, it is listed in the first group as one of “ China's Excellent Tourist Cities” by the National Tourism Administration.
China tours inclusive of visiting Wuxi