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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on May 30, 2016
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Top Must See Attractions in Wuxi – Oasis along the Yangtze

Wuxi often considered the pearl along beautiful Taihu Lake is a city steeped in ancient history and breath-taking scenery. A must visit when touring Shanghai, Suzhou or Hangzhou.

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Turtle Head Isle

Turtle Isle most certainly is one of the most beautiful locations in Wuxi; located along the scenic Taihu Lake the island is so named as it resembles the shape of a turtle poking its head out of the water. If you love serene locations do head over to Turtle Head Isle and enjoy the relaxing ambiance. It is also a pretty good spot for the foodie to indulge their taste buds, for around the isle are loads of local food stalls where it is a pleasure to savour the local delicatessen. Not to be missed around the isle is Shutian Pavilion; made beautiful with Cherry Blossom flowers, a small beach and scenic foot paths around which to walk.

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Taihu Lake

One of the five fresh water lakes in China Taihu Lake is located in the province of Jiangsu with connections to the Zehjiang Province. The lake facing the east is crescent shaped and is home to many varieties of animals and plants. The scenery is quite stunning and changes according to season; either way you are in for quite a treat. The most famous section of the lake is the area occupied by Wuxi; also quite prominent for ancient Wuxi culture. Day trips to the lake are quite popular and the best accommodation Wuxi has to offer is found within the city centre and main transport options; such as the Wuxi Railway Station which is just 10 minutes from the Ascott Central Wuxi.

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Ling Mountain

Culture and scenic views go hand in hand at Ling Mountain. There you are treated to a giant screen wall – Zhaobi; where huge Chinese characters are carved into the wall. Also located there is the famous Giant Buddha statue of Lingsham. It is the tallest Buddha statue in China representing happiness and many blessings. The place is open daily from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm.

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Liyuan Garden

Beautiful Liyuan Garden is located on the shores of Liyuan Lake. The lake is believed to be named after Prime Minister Fan Li who went boating on the lake during the seasons of spring and autumn. The garden is divided into three main sections and is also surrounded by the lake on three sides. Places of interest around the gardens are the man made hills that are meant to be mountains, the famous Four Seasons Pavilion and a lengthy dike. A stone path winds its way around the gardens in a strategic manner to show off the many aspects of the lake.

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The Beijing-Hangzhou Great Canal at Wuxi Section

This is the oldest and also the longest canal system in the world. Steeped in ancient history the area is second only to the Great Wall of China. The canal has a length of 1794kms although at present time only 883kms is functioning; these are the areas belonging to Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang province. The Wuxi section of the canal is the most beautiful and an area not to be missed.