Wuxi is located in southeast Jiangsu province, the center of the Yangtze River Delta, which is the most developed economic area of China. It is adjacent to Taihu Lake on the south, the Yangtze River on the north, 128 km to Shanghai on the east, and 183 km to Nanjing on the west. On an area of 4,627 square kilometers, Wuxi administrates two satellite cities, five districts, and a permanent resident population of 6.511 million.
Boasting a history of more than 3,000 years, Wuxi is a historical city with profound cultural heritages and a large amount of talents. It's home to the Wu Culture in ancient times, and the national industrial and commercial culture in modern times. Wuxi has 31 important heritage sites under state protection, 11 sites named national intangible cultural heritage and 60 museums and memorial halls. Wuxi is a city of affluence and fascinating natural scenery. It is characterized by abundant beautiful rivers, idyllic lakes, unique-shaped caves, bamboo forests and tea gardens. The city now features 3 top national scenic spots, which are the Lingshan Mountain, the Yuantouzhu Island and the Wuxi Movie/TV base theme parks.
It is a famous site features one of the largest and most representative collections of Buddhism architecture and art in China. The Lingshan Grand Buddha is an 88-meter-high bronze statue of Sakyamuni. At the feet of the Grand Buddha, you can feel the loftiness and solemnity of Buddhism. During Spring Festival, travelers from all over China come to Xiangfu Temple to listen to the bell toll, which is said to bring good luck to people. The bell is 3.5 meters high and weighs 12 tons, making it the biggest bell in South China.
Yuantouzhu Island is a popular tourist resort on Taihu Lake. It is located in Wuxi and also the most beautiful corner of Taihu Lake. It’s a gift endowed by nature, as people could endulge themselves in the green hills and crystal-clear water. Here, you may enjoy the beauty and magnificence of Taihu Lake. There are cherry flowers bloom in spring, vast green waves in summer, beautiful fallen leaves in autumn and tree branches covered by frost and snow in winter. The mist-covered Taihu Lake is amazing. The lake and mountain under the light of the setting sun and the fishermen's songs at night always create a poetic atmosphere.
Wuxi Movie/TV Base Theme Parks
One of the most interesting tourist attractions here is the Wuxi Movie/TV production base theme park, which is known as "Oriental Hollywood". The theme park contains the Three Kingdom City which includes buildings reflecting the style and structure of the Han Dynasty (220-206 BC), the Shuihu City duplicates the Song Dynasty (960-1279) period, and the Tang City which copies the architecture style used during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) in stunning detail. Inside these theme parks, features performers and interesting performance would take visitors back to fascinating times of past glory.