Wuxi Travel Guide
Lackluster at first glance, Wuxi is blessed with an idyllic feel from the rice, fishing, and fruit cultures of the neighboring rural area. The area was once rich in tin deposits but the natural metal mine was soon exhausted because of excessive exploitation. The name of Wuxi means without tin.
Wuxi rose economically and culturally after the completion of the Grand Beijing-Hangzhou canal, a water passage connecting north and south China. It was an important trade center in the area for centuries, however, the city's commercial role gradually declined as the transportation route fell into disuse.
Many travelers use Wuxi simply as a stopover between Nanjing and Suzhou but the city's top attractions including the Taihu Lake, China's third largest fresh water lake, the Lingshan Grand Buddha, Mei Garden, and Turtle Head Island are well worth spending some time on.
Dear Pranesh, this is Simon from China Highlights. For two day visit to Wuxi, i would like to suggest you our Essence Of Wuxi Tour, please click here for more detail about the itinerary:http://www.chinahighlights.com/tour/wuxitour/wx-1/ I am sorry to tell you that we can not arrange the tour for as we don't have enough time to do the reservations. Please feel free to let me know if your time is flexible.Simon Huang Replied on 2013-01-25
Hi Fantu, you can take a bus from Wuxi West Bus Station to Liyang. It takes1.5-2hrs, costs about CNY40.Whitney Liao Replied on 2012-12-30
- Chinese Name: 无锡
- Chinese Pinyin: wú xī
- English Name: Wuxi
- Location: East of China
- Area: 4,788 sq. km. (1,849 sq. mi.)
- Time Zone: (UTC+8)
- Area Code: 0510
- Post Code: 214000
- Population: 6.2 million