The Sea of Bamboo Park

By Kelly PangUpdated Mar. 18, 2021
NanshanzhuhaiBright green bamboo grove

This is the most popular attraction in Yixing, and it is worth a drive out from Shanghai and other big cities. It is called the "Sea of Bamboo" because of the large area of the bamboo groves. It is said to be the biggest bamboo forest in China, and for many tourists who go, it is their favorite natural spot in China.

Xingzhuang Village is situated there, and it can be your starting point for exploration and sightseeing. The area has winding roads and gurgling streams. If you take a bird's-eye view, green waves dance with the wind, rising and falling. When the wind blows, you can hear the unusual creaking sound of the wind through the bamboo leaves.

Sea of Bamboo Park Highlights


The Sea of Bamboo consists of the gate and service area, the Jinghu area, the Jade Promenade Area, the Waterfall Area, the bamboo groves themselves, an ancient temple, and tea plantations.

Tourist Essentials and Tips

Bamboo shoot Chinese use bamboo for building materials and many practical things and eat it too.

Transport to Yixing and the Sea of Bamboo

Flight: The Shuofang Airport is a domestic airport in Wuxi.

Bus from Wuxi to Yixing: Though Yixing is a part of the metropolitan area of Wuxi, it is actually far from it on the outskirts. A bus from Wuxi to the Yixing metro area costs 23 RMB and takes 90 minutes.

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Drive to the Sea of Bamboo from Shanghai: It is under 3 hours by road from Shanghai.

Local tourist bus: You can take Tourist Bus 1 from Yixing Bus Station for 7 RMB (a little more than 1 USD).

Local sightseeing buses in park: In the Sea of Bamboo Park, the sightseeing bus ticket is 5 RMB.

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Nearby Attractions

Touring Popular Places with China Highlights

The BundThe Bund in Shanghai is quite popular for urban touring

Wuxi is only 2 and a half hours from Shanghai, and less than an about forty or fifty minutes by bullet train. You can combine seeing the Yixing area with the Shanghai area or neighboring attractions.

You may want to check out our Natural Scenery Tours and China Hiking Tours.

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