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Nestled on the northern shore of Tai Lake, China's third-largest body of fresh water, Wuxi lies on the southern border of Jiangsu Province, about 128 kilometers (79.5 miles) northwest of Shanghai. Covering an area of 4,785 square kilometers (1847.5 square miles), it borders Suzhou to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south and Changzhou to the west. There are six districts and two county-level cities (Jiangyin and Yixing) under its prefecture with a total population of 4.578 million.

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'. Relying on the near-by Yangtze River and ancient Grand Canal, it had been a port city with the busiest rice and cloth market in China before 19th century. In modern times, with its rapidly developing industry, Wuxi became one of China's top 50 cities with broad strength and is thus called the 'Little Shanghai' for its prosperous economy.

With a splendid history of over three thousands years, Wuxi claims to be 'the Pearl of Tai Lake'. Early in the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC), it had been the economic and politic center south of Yangtze River.

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Lots of outstanding people rose from that time, leaving many related historical and cultural relics, such as Li Lake named for the famous general Fan Li of Yue Kingdom, the Donglin Academy remained from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the former residence of the renowned Chinese geographer, Xu Xiake.

Li Garden, Wuxi
Li Garden
A film is shot in the Three Kingdoms City
A film is shot in the Three Kingdoms City

Besides being a rich cultural repository, Wuxi is blessed with charming natural beauty: the vast Tai Lake with its fascinating water scenes, the Turtle Head Isle with countryside scenery and landscape gardens, the 'Sea of Bamboo' in Yixing, the Second Spring, Huishan Mountain — the 'First Mountain South of Yangtze River' — and so on. Various aspects of nature give you a new experience at every turn.

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Wuxi, a city embraced by clear water and green hills, also has a nicely-developed urban area. The tidy, clean cityscape and convenient public transportation combine well with its beautiful landscape. A trip to this city would be quite easy and pleasant.
- Last modified on Sep. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Wuxi Travel
Asked by Jes from SINGAPORE | Jul. 31, 2019 19:50Reply
I will be travelling from Nanjing to wuxi and need some advice:-
1. How many days is enough to visit Wuxi? I will visit the Grand Buddha and some other Buddhist temple,
some shopping and some sightseeing and food street.
2. Any recommendation of average hotel for 3 of us which easily access to the tourist spot.
3. Any vegetarian restaurant/small shop can be found in wuxi?
4. How is the weather in late October?
5. Any easiest and convenient way to travel from wuxi hotel to Pudong airport to fly out in the afternoon?
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Answered by Lisa from USA | Aug. 07, 2019 02:29

1. 3-4 days will be ok.
2. What is your budget and any hotel in the downtown area is good.
3. Yes, but not very many, like the restaurant in Chong'an temple. You can find when you arriving there.
4. It is pretty same as Nanjing.
5. You can take direct bus from Wuxi Coach Station.
Asked by AK from VIETNAM | Jun. 10, 2019 19:32Reply
Transportation to Wuxi Grand Buddha
Dear everyone,

Pls advise me which railway station is suitable for destination Grand Buddha : Wuxi [Jiangsu], Wuxi [Jiangsu] East or Wuxi New District?
We only go there by Bus not Metro? Does the Bus has notice by English?
Thank you!
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Answered by Alice from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 19:08

The nearest railway station around Grand Buddha is Wuxi Railway Station. You can take direct bus No.88 from it to your destination with CNY2 and 1 hour. I think the bus guide only has Chinese.
Answered by AK from VIETNAM | Jun. 23, 2019 18:47

Thank you so much Alice
Asked by EILEEN LIM from SINGAPORE | May. 27, 2019 06:30Reply
From grand Buddha to wuxi city centre

Any recommendations for eating place along the way from ling shan buddha to WX train station. Our train dept 8.30. So need to kill time and ease our stomach. And is the distance far from ling shan buddha to city centre?

Thanks in advance

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Answered by Jennifer from AUSTRALIA | May. 27, 2019 20:38

It takes about 100 mins from the Buddha to railway station by bus and at least 1 hour is needed by taxi. You can taste some snacks around the railway station. There is a Wangxingji Restaurant on the second floor of the station and it is worth to visit.
Asked by Edmund T from MALAYSIA | Nov. 29, 2018 02:47Reply
Will be spending a short 2 nights stay in Wuxi in February 2019?
I am looking to stay in an area convenient to get food, pedestrian street, places of interest and transportation.
Thanks in advance.
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Answered by Megen from FRANCE | Nov. 29, 2018 23:06

You are advised to live in the hotel near Chong'an Temple which can meet your demands.
Answered by Edmund T from MALAYSIA | Nov. 30, 2018 02:08

Thank you for your reply.
Asked by Nadeem Sheikh from SAUDI ARABIA | Feb. 14, 2018 02:04Reply
Is there any strict Halal food restaurant in Wuxi?
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Answered by Harry from UNITED KINGDOM | Feb. 14, 2018 02:45

Of course, and I happen to know one - Mu Xiang Yuan. It is located at no. 21, Hubin Commercial Street (oppoiste to GreenTree Hotel).
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