Turtle Head Park
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Telephone:0510-85551544; 0510-85559442
Address:No.118 Dafuchongshan Village, Binhu District, Wuxi
Traffic:87 Road, Central, Li Hu sightseeing Line
It is the best place to enjoy the scenery of the Taihu Lake and make scenery videos.

Turtle Head Park is named after its unique topographic features: a land surrounded on three sides by water, seeming like the head of a huge Asian giant softshell turtle stretching out of the water. Here, you may enjoy the beauty and magnificence of the Taihu Lake. You should not miss the beauty of any season. There are

sakura in full 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 especially amazing. The lake and mountain under the light of the setting sun and the fishermen's songs at night always create a poetic atmosphere.
Lingshan Mountain
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Address:Lingshan Road, Mashan, Binhu District
Traffic:Line 88: Railway Station to Lingshan Scenic Area / Line 89: Wuxi Central Railway Station to Lingshan Scenic Area
The loftiness and solemnity of Buddhism is fully demonstrated here. The Lingshan Grand Buddha, which is the world's highest bronze statue of Sakyamuni exposed in the open air and 17 meters higher than the Grand Buddha at Leshan.

At the feet of the Grand Buddha, you may become fully understanding of the loftiness and solemnity of Buddhism. It's said that someone who is not a Buddhist could not help crying in front of the Grand Buddha. He might be shocked by the mental aura of the Grand Buddha.

Let's put on the Buddhist clothes, transcribe the Buddhist scriptures and observe our mind in the nature.
The Lihu Lake
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Address:Lihu New Town, south side of Huanhu Bridge
Traffic:No. 36, 53, 72, 87, 106, 207 buses, Huanlihu Sightseeing Bus, at Bogong Island Station
The Lihu Lake is an internal lake the Taihu Lake. Compared with the West Lake, it is broader.

Originally, Li means gourd ladle. Since the lake looks like a gourd ladle. It is almost as big as the West Lake, with picturesque landscape throughout the whole year, such as the landscapes of mountains in mountains, lakes in lakes, green water surrounded by mountains and green trees with shadows in water.

There are 15 parks in the surrounding areas of the Lihu Lake. All of them are opened to the public for free. The lake is divided into two parts by the Shuanghong Bridge. There are the Yufu and Bogong islands in the east, which are connected by the Li Embankment. You may have a walk on the embankment to enjoy the scenery with birds flying on the sky, fish swimming at the shallow water as well as mountains and water extending far away.

Then, you may understand the concept embraced by the city: making the city itself a tourist destination.
The Liyuan Garden
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Address:Lake District Village Green Qi Li Lake Avenue No. 70
Traffic:No. 1, 9, 72, 211, 315 buses, Li Hu sightseeing Line
The Liyuan Garden is one of the most famous sceneries here. There are long embankment with willows, long corridor at the side of water, delicate and small bridge and gorgeous pavilions. Wherever you stand, you will see a beautiful picture.

The park was built in 1927 and was named after Fan Li, a famous politician, strategist and economist in the Chinese history. The love between Fan Li and Xishi is a theme of the park.
The Lihu Park
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Address:North end of the Lihu Bridge, Lihu Street, Binhu District
Traffic:No. 1, 9, 20, 82, 211, 315 buses, Central, Li Hu sightseeing Line
There is a garden in the park, namely the Shiyuan Garden, which has beautiful sceneries. There is the Water Mirror Corridor built along the water, with famous poems and paintings praising the beauty of the Taihu Lake carved on its walls.

The Star of Taihu Lake, the first water Ferris wheel in the world, stands at one side of the lake in the park.
The Yufu Island
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Address:Taihu Lake Road
Traffic:No. 98, 72 buses, Huanlihu Sightseeing Bus, at Yufu Island Station
In the legends, it was the place where Fan Li and Xishi took a boat to live an eremitic life. Trees shade the banks of the lake. The water is glistening. You may overlook the Luding Mountain, which is surrounded by mist.

There are pavilions, platforms, stone bridges, flowers and trees. Both walking on the banks and boating on the lake are funs of life.
The Viewing Platform
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Address:Entrance of Huanhu Road and Taihu Road, Binhu District
Traffic:No. 98, 72 buses, Huanlihu Sightseeing Bus, at The Viewing Platform Station
It is the most popular free park in Wuxi. It has charming landscape of lakes and mountains. There are the platform near water, the trestle bridge in the lake and the viewing platform. It is the best place to watch the 100-meter-high fountain.
The Town of Three Kingdoms
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Address:Landscape Road 128
Traffic:No. 82 bus
It was built by CCTV station for producing the TV series adapted from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It is located at the foot of the screen-like mountain peak covered by green trees and by the side of the Taihu Lake. Here, you may enjoy the scenery of a corner of the Taihu Lake.

There are shows adapted from stories in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Of them, the most popular one should be the show of Three Heroes Fighting against Lu Bu, which boasts grand scenes and breath-taking performance. The shows are put on at 10:00am and 16:00pm every day.
The Town of the Outlaws of the Marsh
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Address:Lake District tourist resort city landscape landscape Road 128
Traffic:No. 82 bus
It was also built for shooting TV series. It features gorgeous design and ingenious construction techniques. There are film and TV series crews working here throughout the whole year. Many stars work here.

In addition, there are a great variety of shows, including the show of Hot Blooded, the most popular show in the town. The show reveals the mysterious shooting skills to the audience.
The Town of Tang Dynasty
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Address:Wuxi city paint toro 1
Traffic:No. 9, 82, 315 buses, Li Hu sightseeing Line
It was built for making the TV series titled Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty and the film titled Imperial Consort Yang. It has splendid and magnificent architectures and imitations of imperial gardens of Tang Dynasty.

In the "Imperial Garden", there is a wall painting named Rise and Fall of Tang Dynasty, which is the longest purple-sand wall painting of China. Every day, shows adapted from the stories of Emperor Xuanzong and Imperial Consort Yang are put on here.
Xihui Scenic Area
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Address:No. 2 Straight Huishan Street
Traffic:No 2, 10, 27, 56, 71, 75, 81, 87, 98, 207, 507, 603 and 610 buses to Xihui Park Station
It was named after the Xishan Mountain and the Huishan Mountain of Wuxi. It shows many historical and cultural sites of different dynasties since the Southern Dynasties. There are many stories and legends.

The cultural essences of Wuxi concentrate here. There is the Huishan Spring. A Bing, a blind folk musician of China, made the famous song The Moon Over a Fountain here. Emperor Qianlong visited here every time when he visited the regions south of the Yangtze River for inspection. This enables the scenic area to have profound cultural deposits.
The Jichang Garden
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Address:Huishan Bystreet, eastern foot of the Huishan Mountain
Traffic:No. 4 Zhi, 4, 15, 39, 66 Zhi, 83, 611, 621, 723, and K4 Zhi to Huishan Station Please enter into the Jichang Garden from the side door.
The garden was named after a poem by Wang Xizhi, meaning abandoning oneself to nature. Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong, who respectively visited the regions south of the Yangtze River for six times, respectively visited the Jichang Garden for seven times. Later, the Huishan Garden was built at the northeastern foot of the Wanshou Mountain in Beijing.

In the garden, you may overlook the Longguang Tower on the top of the Xishan Mountain, which seems like a tower on water. The music played by Guqin (a seven-stringed plucked instrument) will make you feel relaxed and inspired.
The Xihui Park
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Address:No. 2 Straight Huishan Street
Traffic: No. 2, 10, 27, 56, 71, 75, 81, 87, 98, 207, 507, 603 and 610 buses to Xihui Park Station
It is a good place for walking. It is mainly of cinerous color: cinerous stone steps, ancient and unsophisticated architectures and wall doors with moss and wild vines. You may recite some poems when walking in it.

The park was named after the Xishan Mountain and the Huishan Mountain. The Huishan Mountain was honored by Emperor Qianlong as the "No.1 Mountain in Jiangnan". The two mountains are divided by the Yingshan Lake.

The local people like visiting the mountain. There is the "No.2 Spring in the Country", which became famous due to the evaluation of Lu Yu, the expert in tea ceremony. Also, near the spring, A Bing made The Moon Over a Fountain, a famous song played by Erhu (a two-stringed bowed instrument).
Ancient Huishan Town
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Address:Longevity in 15
Traffic: No. 10, 98, 83 and 56 buses from Railway Station to South Sea Fishing Village Station
The Ancient Huishan Town is famous for its location near the foot of the Huishan Mountain. As many other small towns in the south of Yangtze River, it is graceful, elegant and quiet, with small bridges over flowing streams and architectures with white walls and blue black tiles.

It is like a beautiful ink and wash painting. It manifests the cultures of ancestral temples, spring and tea, gardens and clay figures. Emperor Kangxi visited here every time when he visited the regions south of the Yangtze River.
The Huishan Temple
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Address:Xiuzhang Street, Ancient Huishan Town, Wuxi
Traffic:No. 2, 10, 91 buses, No.1 Sightseeing Bus from Railway Station to Xihui Park Station.
The Huishan Temple with a variety of Buddhist architectures and lush ancient trees is located in the Xihui Park. It became famous together with the "No.2 Spring in the Country". It is an ashram for Zenists. It was very popular in the history.

A great number of eminent monks practiced Buddhism here, and many men of literature and writing visited it. In addition, many emperors and their ministers stayed in the temple during their travel along the Grand Canal for inspection to the regions south of the Yangtze River. Many emperors practised meditation here.
Qingming Bridge Ancient Canal Scenic Area
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Address:Wuqiao Sub-district-Xishuidun-South Gate-Qingming Bridge Section of the Grand Canal of China. It is the best scenic area at the Wuxi Section of the Grand Canal.
There are typical water-side lanes in the regions south of the Yangtze River. It manifests the most distinctive features of the Jiangnan culture and the charm of the ancient canal. It is a natural gallery of folk customs along the ancient canal.

It is the intersection of two Y-shaped ancient rivers and two ancient streets along the rivers, with abundant historic relics and cultural landscapes.

The Qingming Bridge Section of the Grand Canal of China, which is about six kilometers long, shows the most distinctive features of the riverside towns in the regions south of the Yangtze River. At both side of the canal, there are ancient kilns, houses, streets, bridges, temples, towers, lanes and wharfs built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, which have witnessed the history of about 3,000 years.
The Canal Park
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Address:Rong Lake Avenue and Canal Road Interchange
Traffic:NO. 57, 509 buses
The Canal Park is the biggest theme park in the urban area of Wuxi. It was a popular rice market in history. There are four characteristic exhibition halls in the park, most of which were built based on old factory buildings.

With beautiful outdoor landscape, it is a good place for walking. You may take some time to enjoy the sceneries in the park.
Plum Garden Hengshan Scenic Area
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Address:No. 13 Bianjiawan, West Liangxi Road, Binhu District
Traffic:No. 2, 40, 52, 53, 72, 83, 87, 88, 89, 102, 131, 158 and Kuai 3 buses to Plum Garden Station
Old vines, ancient plum trees, new laurel trees and rare stones make the Plum Garden elegant and unsophisticated. There are more than 5,500 plum trees of a great variety. It is a famous place for enjoying plum blossoms in spring.

The garden was built on Dongshan Mountain in 1912 by Rong Zongjing and Rong Desheng, brothers who were both national industrialists and businessmen. With thousands of plum trees, the garden was named Plum Garden. It was the private garden of Rong Yiren before the Liberation of China.

Here, plum trees are used to decorate the mountain, while the mountain provides good conditions for the growing of the plum trees. There are more than 4,000 plum trees grown in the land and more than 2,000 plum trees grown in flowerpots. There are totally 40 varieties. The flowers in large are seem like clouds extending the remotest places.
Yixing Bamboo Scenic Area
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Address:Yixing City, Jiangsu Province town of Bamboo Village Hufu
The scenic area is covered by large area of green plants, including tall bamboos that waves in wind. The winding paths lead to a secluded and quiet place. Here, the spectacularity and beautify of the nature are fully shown. In the sea of bamboos, you will feel that you are part of the nature.
The scenic area is one of the 18 attractions and 10 best scenic areas of Wuxi. It is an intersection of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces, with bamboos covering a total area of about 10,000 mu. That's why it's called the "sea of bamboos". The stream running down from the Zhuhai Mountain is honored the No.1 Source of the Taihu Lake.
The vast forest of phyllostachys pubescens serves as a foil to the Mirror Lake with delightful and wonderful sceneries. The sea of bamboos stretches to all the directions. It's hard to have a full view of it by walking. You may take a bike or cable car.
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