A city made popular by the vast Taihu Lake.
lovely freshwater pearls!
A few bus stops from Wuxi train station, this is a lively area with shops and restaurants aplenty. In the middle of the square is a statue of Hua Yanjun, better known as A-Bing, a blind performing artiste who lived in the earlier part of the 20th century. A native of Wuxi, he lived in poverty and destitution, surviving on busking. His most famous...more
Alright, this tip is about Plum Garden, stop guessing. :)Located in the west part of downtown Wuxi, it's somewhat enroute to Turtle Head Isle on Tai Lake. It is traditionally one of the popular viewing spots for plum blossoms in this area of China.Wrong time for plum blossoms when I visited in late March, instead we were treated to a variety of...more
Named after its shape (on the map it looks like a turtle's head), Turtle Head Isle is probably the most popular place to take in the sights of Tai Lake, the biggest lake in this part of China.I've been here at least 3 times IIRC, once in winter (January 2005) and twice in spring (March 2005, and March 2009). I'd say not to bother coming in winter...more
Admission is 25 RMB for the "bare" entry ticket, just the entrance fee and nothing else. There are 3 combination tickets, A (45 RMB) is entrance fee + cable car (return). I can't remember what B (45 RMB too) includes but I think it's the entrance fee and the zoo; can't remember about C but I think it's 55 RMB and includes entrance and the silly...more
Sakura ain't just in Japan, they're in Wuxi too! Or more specifically, on Changchun Bridge of Turtle Head Isle, on the bank of Tai Lake. To catch them, come in March-April. Apart from sakura, in spring there're also resplendently colourful flowers of various kinds to tease your lenses.more
The tour guide told us that foot and body massages are cheap and good in Wuxi, and brought us to one of the massage centres. The whole massage lasted for about 1 hour 40 minutes, and cost 120 RMB. We were told that female customers should get a male masseuse, and vice versa for the male customers. This is based on the Yin-Yang theory (female are...more
Li Lake (Lihu) is a bay of Tai Lake (Taihu). Tai Lake is a huge lake, about 400 times the size of Singapore. The Li Lake is named after the legend of Fan Li and Xi Shi (one of the four beauties of ancient China). Xi Shi was from the country of Yue, and was presented to the ruler of Wu as a concubine. Her role was to sow discord between the Wu ruler...more
The finale of our visit to this studio is watching a show - the battle at the Hulao Fortress (Liu, Guan, Zhang Da Zhan Lu Bu). In this story, the 3 sworn-brothers - Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei fought against Lu Bu (well-known for his extraordinary strength and martial skills) outside the Hulao Fortress (Hulao Guan). The performers did their...more
These models were used to film the scene of "Huo Shao Chi Bi" (Battle at Chi Bi). In this story, fire was used to foil the ruler of Wei, Cao Cao's battle ships, and the alliance of Shu and Wu won this battle. This is a classic story of brains triumphing over brawn.more
"Romance of the Three Kingdoms" is about the warring and political battle-of-wits amongst three countries - Wei, Shu and Wu. In the story, The ruler of Wu married his sister to Liu Bei, the ruler of Shu, to trick Liu into coming to his country so as to capture him. Unfortunately, his ploy was foiled and Liu Bei escaped back into his own country,...more
This studio is founded by the China Central Television Station in 1987, and is the earliest movie and TV programme production base in China. The TV series "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" (San Guo Yan Yi) was filmed here, and the production cost of this series was a staggering 80 million RMB. Many film sets and props from this TV series have been...more
You may want to catch a performance at the TV studio. We watched 1 about a battle and you have to go earlier if you want to get a good seat, otherwise only standing place is available. If the ground is muddy, I advise you not to take the frontmost seats. We saw the people at the front rows being splashed with mud when the horses were running on the...more
Taihu Lake is situated in the southwest suburb of the city about 4 kilometers away from the urban area.Taihu Lake is the third largest freshwater lake in China with an area of 2250 square kilometres.Taihu Lake Scenery Zone consists of Meiliang Lake scenery zone and Lihu scenery zone. The best spot of Taihu Lake scenery zone is the with Turtle Head...more
High standard for Wuxi in quiet environment, swimming pool available Nice place to stay if you like...more
I stay here when I visit our plant in Wuxi. The staff is great; the food is varied and very good....more
This hotel is an absolute dream - it is built in villa-style in a very large park area, including a...more
Situated a looooooong way from anywhere, on the bank of Tai Lake, it'll be pretty difficult to get here without a expensive taxi ride, and even more problematic to get out! We walked for ages on the main road looking for the bus that was supposed to be, but we only found a bus stop in the wrong direction and no buses in sight! In the end we chanced...more
The best place to taste the best "Xiao Long Bao" - a dim sum - in the world Fantastic! much better than those sold in Shanghai and other surrounding cities.However, the prices are very expensive: 2 euro for 4 little "xiao long bao": a small deal for guys earning more than 3000 euro / month but a breathtaking one for local people.more
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"1912" is an area where you can start partying from 8pm till the wee hours. The same place also existed in Nanjing.
Few interesting ones:
SOHO (this is interesting place)
and heaps more..........
Dress Code: Anything goes.
The fastest overland transport to get to Wuxi from cities in the surrounding area would be D train.Wuxi is about 1 hour from Shanghai, about 20 mins from Suzhou and 1.5 hours from Nanjing.From Hangzhou, D train is also the fastest option, but there're only about 2 departures daily, so you might be better off taking a bus; other slower trains will...more
Yes, Wuxi has an airport and the connections are growing! The airport is located about 20km eastwards in the New District next to the village of Shuofang, not far from the City Limits to Suzhou. Count about 50 - 60 RMB from the airport (Wuxi fei ji chang) to Downtown (shi qu) by taxi or take the airport bus which stops downtown opposite the railway...more
Wuxi taxi drivers normally don't speak English. If you meet one who does then you are really lucky. In downtown there is no difficulty to find a cab except when it's raining, then it can be very tricky. Drivers are volontarily using the meter so you don't need to bargain the tariff. Basic Fee is 8+1 RMB per 3 km. Although the meter starts at 8 RMB...more
If you are in Wuxi, make sure to check out Chong'an Temple Street mall.With the phase II construction complete, the shopping area has been more than doubled in size from 56,000 sq. m to 130,000 sq. m. You can get to the mall from Zhongshan Lu, Renmin Lu, Xianqian Lu and Xinsheng Lu. (www.echinacities.com/wuxi)There's a wide variety of shops in...more
Besides the big Carrefour Supermarket you will find lots of small boutiques, restaurants and entertainment Western Products in Carrefour Supermarket, lots of different stuff in the small boutiques, go for a coffee at Starbucks, try the Chinese and Japanese Restaurants or the Babyface bar ... spend as much as you want :-)more
If you prefer pearls rather than jade, you will love to shop here. Here you can find all sorts of pearls with different colours & sizes. Pearls can be designed for necklace, pendant, bracelet, earrings & even be made into powder for medicine & skin care products. Pearl powder has whitening & medicinal properties. You can purchase pearl facial...more
If you have the time,do walk around the park near Taihu Lake. It is really very relaxing and enjoy the occassionly gentle breeze.