Wuxi’s 9 best tourist spots

The city of Wuxi divided into two by Lake Tai is an old city of Jiangsu province. This city borders Changzhou to the west and Suzhou to the east. The Yangtze river flows through this city too. Wuxi is also famous for being one of China’s birthplace of modern industrialization and commerce.

Wuxi
Wuxi

Lake Tai

It is a large freshwater lake in the Yangtze delta plain. This lake covers an area of 2250 square kilometers and has an average depth of 2 meters. The lake is dotted with over 90 islands all of different sizes. A panoramic view of this lake can be obtained from the Dragon light pagoda. It was formerly known to be as a shelter for local bandits.

Lake Tai
Lake Tai

Liyuan                                                                                                           

Named after a Chinese senior official, Liyuan Gardens is situated on the banks of Lake Li. Covering an area of 5.4 hectares, this park is a peaceful retreat into nature and its pavilions, causeways and corridors are harmoniously covered.

Liyuan_Garden
Liyuan_Garden

Yuantouzhu

Called ‘The Turtle’s head isle’ in English, is a peninsula which lies on the northwest shore of lake Tai. This place is especially famous for its spring season atmosphere with hundreds of cherry blossom trees in full bloom.

Yuantouzhu
Yuantouzhu

Xihui Park

It is a key state park in Wuxi and was first established in 1958, commanding majestic views of the city adjacent to the Grand Canal. Other attractions include the Dragon Light Pagoda, Second Spring Under Heaven and a cable car ride to the summit of Mount Hui.

Xihui Park
Xihui Park

Tianning Temple

The temple is famous for its giant wooden pagoda with its construction ending in the year of 2007 and it was made public April 30,2007. This pagoda is the tallest pagoda in the world with 13 stories and a height of 153.79 metres. The structure boasts of over 60 tons of gold, brass and jade decorations and the golden spire has a bronze bell weighing 33 tons.

Tianning Temple
Tianning Temple

Wuxi Museum

With exhibits dating back to as old as 6000 years, this museum is an outstanding collection of Qing dynasty cannons and other firearms. This museum was prepared in 1957.

Wuxi Museum
Wuxi Museum

Grand Buddha

It is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world and constructed by the end of 1996. At more than 88 metres high this statue is a Bronze Sakyamuni standing Buddha weighing over 700 tons.

Grand Buddha
Grand Buddha

Three Kingdoms City

It is a Han dynasty style structure with two towers each at a height of 21 metres. In the palace, the furnishings are in black, which symbolizes power, richness , honor and happiness of that dynasty.

Three Kingdoms City
Three Kingdoms City

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