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Turtle Head Island a small peninsula on Taihu Lake in Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu Province, the third largest freshwater lake in China, and is the best place to view the lake when it is covered in mist.
The park on the island takes advantage of the natural scenery of Taihu Lake. Here, visitors can enjoy a traditional garden with traditional buildings and luxuriant and well-spaced wood, flowers and exotic rocks along the bank of the lake.
Visitors first encounter a memorial arch in the park . Passing through Jianjin gate and Lishe gate, you reach Changchun Bride, where clusters of cherry trees grow. In early spring, the cherry blossoms bloom in full profusion, either deeply red or Chinese white, like colorful clouds and morning fog, splendid and dazzling. These cherry trees were donated by friends from Japan.
Across Changchun Bridge, turn left from another arch to see a lotus pond, a curved bridge and Huxin Pavilion. The "depth of lotus" is a good place to view and admire lotus plants in the summer. "Qingfen Islet", in the center of the lotus pond, is connected to the land by a small bridge. The three open, ancient-style halls built on the islet are named "Songfen Hall".
Wuxi is about 120 kilometers away from Shanghai. It takes only 1 hour to take the fast bullet train from Shanghai to Wuxi. See China Highlights' Shanghai to Wuxi Tours.
Location: Turtle Head Island is on Huanhu Road of Mei Garden in Wuxi City.
How to get there: Take bus route 1 from the Wuxi railway station directly to Yuantouzhu Park.