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Spend a Weekend in Wuxi

Day 1 Shanghai - Wuxi
Three Kingdoms City
You may take a high speed train from Shanghai Railway Station or Hongqiao Train Station to Wuxi. Shanghai Railway Station can be reached by metro line 1, 3, or 4 while you can take metro line 2 or 10 to get to Hongqiao Train Station. You will arrive at Wuxi Railway Station after around one hour.

Upon arrival, get out onto the Northern Square of the train station to take bus no. 1. Alight at the terminal station and then head eastwards to find the entrance of the Head Turtle Isle.

You are suggested to follow this route to tour around the isle: Chongshan Gate - take sightseeing car line 1 to Bright Hill and Enchanting Stream stop - Taihu Lake Quay - take a ship to Taihu Fairy Islands - Ideal Place in Taihu - Hengyun Villa - Turtle Head Isle in Spring Waves - Guangfu Temple - Luding Hill - Chongshan Gate.

After that, you are advised to take a taxi to the Three Kingdoms City, which is a movie and television shooting base reproducing famous scenes of a novel - 'the Romance of the Three Kingdoms (220 - 280)'.

When the whole day's visiting is over, you are advised to take bus no. 82 in front of the Three Kingdoms City to Wuxi Railway Station. Find a nearby hotel for one night's stay.

Highlights of Turtle Head Isle:
It is a must for most backpackers to visit Taihu Lake while in Wuxi and the essence of Taihu Lake lies in the Turtle Head Isle. The islet was so named because the similar appearance to a turtle with its head bent back. Here you can take a ship to cruise on the vast Taihu Lake, admire religious buildings on the Taihu Fairy Islands, as well as climb to the top of the Luding Hill to overlook the whole scenic area. If you come during March ~ April, an eyeful of pink cherry blossoms will refresh you.

Turtle Head IsleCNY 105 including the fare of the ship and sightseeing car
Three Kingdoms CityCNY 90
A second-class seat of Shanghai - Wuxi high speed trainCNY 49.5 for G train 
CNY 34.5 for D train
Bus 1 or 82CNY 2
Turtle Head Isle - Three Kingdoms City taxi fareCNY 20
Day 2 Wuxi - Shanghai
Mt. Lingshan
Take bus 88 or 89 at Wuxi Railway Station and get off at Lingshan Shengjing stop; you will find yourself at the southern gate of the Mt. Lingshan. Get in the scenic area and start your exploration of this Buddhist mountain.

After visiting Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Area, your independent Shanghai weekend tour to Wuxi would come to an end as well. Still take bus 88 or 89 back to Wuxi Railway Station to catch your return high speed train to Shanghai.

Highlights of Mt. Lingshan:
1. Lingshan Buddha: You will see this giant Buddha the moment you alight from the bus. It is the world's largest bronze statue of standing Buddha with a height of 88 meters (289 feet). You can take a full-body shot of the Buddha at the Xiangfu Temple.
2. Nine Dragons Bathing Sakyamuni: It is a giant gilded sculpture of a lotus surrounded by nine dragon-like nozzles. The lotus will bloom at 10:00, 11:30, 14:45, and 16:45, presenting the statue of Sakyamuni in the center. Nine dragon-like nozzles will spout out water columns bathing his body.
3. Brahma Palace: It is a luxury Buddhist palace with five pagodas on the top and exquisite religious reliefs on the outside walls. Inside the palace, you can see gorgeous wooden carvings, murals, lacquers, and stone carvings, as well as dazzling domes made of glazed tiles.
4. Five Mudras Mandala: It is a typical Tibetan Buddhist building with golden roofs, red and white walls, colorful prayer flags, and thangka paintings.

Mt. LingshanCNY 210
Bus 88 or 89CNY 2
 More Related Tours to Nearby Destinations:

Nanjing: 2 days, visit Purple Mountain Observatory, Confucius Temple, Presidential Palace and Xiaoling Mausoleum.

Shaoxing: from Shanghai to Shaoxing to visit Lu Xun's hometown and local attractions.

Questions & Answers
Asked by betty from MALAYSIA | May. 03, 2016 09:38Reply
Special tourism buses to Yangcheng Lake at the Shanghai Tourist Distributing Center in November.
I will be staying in East Nanjing Road and would like to go to the lake.
Is this special bus available in November 2016, and if yes can I take it at the centre nearest to the place where I will be staying?
Which tourist station distributing centre is the nearest?
Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Marcia | May. 08, 2016 21:29

From Shanghai, you can take high-speed train to Kunshan first, then change bus no. 107 to the lake. I've also heard that there is special bus bound for Yangcheng Lake directly every November, but the schedule is not available at the moment.
Answered by betty from MALAYSIA | May. 09, 2016 01:23

Thank you very much for the information.
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