Wuxi Travel Guide

Wuxi Travel Guide

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Wuxi Facts

Chinese Name: 无锡  (wú xī)
Population: 6,574,500
Area: 4,627.47 square kilometers (1,786.68 square miles)
Location: in the south of Jiangsu Province, east China
Administrative Division: 5 districts (Liangxi, Xishan, Huishan, Binhu, Xinwu); 2 county-level cities (Jiangyin, Yixing)
Area Code: 0510
Zip Code: 214000
GDP (2019): CNY 1,185.232 billion (USD 171.798 billion)

One of the Birthplaces of China’s Modern Economy and Industry

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. 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 the 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. It is impossible not to fall in love with Wuxi, a city teeming with historical sites, beautiful lake views, lush mountains, countryside scenery and ancient towns. Also, you will be overwhelmed by a variety of snacks including Steamed Buns, Braised Spare Ribs in Brown Sauce, Wonton and Beancurd Jelly. The most popular snack streets are Chongan Temple Pedestrian Street and Nanchan Temple Pedestrian Street.

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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 Travel Tips

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 Apr. 08, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Wuxi Travel
Asked by Lynn from SINGAPORE | Sep. 21, 2019 04:27Reply
How to go from ningbo railway station to wuxi lingshan big buddha?
I’m planning to go wuxi lingshan big buddha from ningbo. Im staying near ningbo railwail station how shld i go about to go wuxi?
Answers (1)
Answered by Rita from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 23, 2019 18:34

Firstly, you can take high speed train from Ningbo railway station to Wuxi railway station, then take bus No.89 to Bibo Villa station. And you can take taxi to the attraction.
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.
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