The industrious city of Wuxi, situated on the famous Lake Taihu, was founded under the Han Dynasty, over 2,000 years ago. China tour-goers will admire its vast networks of canals and cobbled streets and pass through its exquisite classical Chinese.
When the Grand Canal was finished in the 6th century AD, Wuxi’s industry was given an opportunity to boom. At this point, silk and cotton factories emerged that would make Wuxi famous.
Further industrialization after the 1949 revolution led to the production of more textiles, electronic goods and percussion instruments. Wuxi is one of the fastest growing economies in the country.
Many tourists, travellers and locals have been inspired by the beauty
of Lake Taihu. As one of the largest freshwater lakes in China, Lake
Taihu is 3,885 square kilometres and contains approximately 100
The lakeside is adorned with pavilions and gardens, including the
Plum Garden, the Li Garden and the Tortoise Head Garden. Many
China tour packages offer a scenic cruise of the lake.
Huishan Clay Figurine Studio
Wuxi clay figurines have been produced since the Ming Dynasty.
Since then, they have become renowned for their exquisite workmanship.
Yuantouzhu Park & Liyuan Garden
Yuantouzhu juts into the lake and forms a peninsula shaped like a turtle.
Liyuan Garden offers beautiful scenery, pavilions and towers much
loved by photographers.