Wuxi, dubbed the "Little Shanghai", referring to its massive development in economy, is a city with a history of 3,000 years. When two fugitive princes found this area, where the tin deposits were abundant, they called it Youxi, meaning “has lots of tin” in Mandarin Chinese. Split into halves by the most gorgeous Lake Taihu, Wuxi borders Changzhou to the west and Suzhou to the east. On an alluvial plain of deep sedimentary deposits cut between limestone foothills, the city is crisscrossed by older canals, rivers and lakes.Here listed some things to do when tourists travel Wuxi.
Yixing Teapot Museum
One of the most popular traditional Wuxi products is the Yixing teapot and it is well known by people in China. The traditional gift is actually manufactured in Yixing, a city under the Wuxi jurisdiction.
Lingshan Grand Buddha
Located in the Maji Mountain area, the Lingshan Grand Buddha is one of the most renowned tourist attractions in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, together with the nearby historic Xiangfu Temple, a thousand-year old Buddhism temple. With more than 80 meter high, the Grand Buddha is a bronze Sakyamuni standing Buddha and was built at the end of 1996.
Liyuan Park, or Liyuan Garden, is 10 km southwest of Wuxi and is in the north of Lihu Lake. The garden can be divided into two parts – the lake and the park itself. The park occupies 8.2 hectares and the lake is for 3.5 hectares. It is said that the great statesman, Fan Li who was the Minister of War in the Yue State during the Spring and Autumn Period, once lived here with his lover, Xi Shi who was one of the most well-known beauties in Chinese legend, after he resigned from the government.
Wonderful Night Tour in Wuxi
Every night, beautiful lights shine along the ancient canal and an eclectic repertoire of folk performances attract local visitors and travellers from afar. Beside the nightlife in the bars, you can also enjoy the quiet nightlife in Wuxi and it can help you throw away your pressures.You can enjoy the flowers and plants around the lake; you feel the fresh breeze on your faces as you taste delicious grilled treats and opt for ferry rides along the lake.
Wuxi Cuisine is among the top cuisine styles in China, it belongs to the Su style which is one of four major systems and eight style of cooking alliance. Generally speaking it is light and sweet. Best place of Taste Wuxi snacks of traditional properties should be regarded as to the Chong'an temple of Wuxi. It is in the most prosperous area of Wuxi. Though demolished years ago, now it is reconstructed as one of the must- visit places of Wuxi.
When tourists travel to another country or city, one thing they would never forget is to shop some local specialties as gifts for families, relatives and good friends. Wuxi is a right place where you can get a lot of surprises in the local specialty stores. Follow ShanghaiFocus to find more detailed and useful information, helping.
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