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Wuxi

Jiangsu - Lianyugang - Nanjing - Suzhou - Yangzhou - zhenjiang

Li Garden
Lingshan Buddha
Plum Garden
Taihu Lake
Three Kingdoms City
Turtle Head Isle

Wuxi, also named "Liangxi", is a famous city with a long history in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Wuxi, a sparkling pearl of the Taihu Lake, is situated in the southern part of Jiangsu Province and in the middle of the Shanghai-Nanjing Railway.

It is 128 kilometer away from Shanghai with Suzhou in between and 183 kilometer away from Nanjing with Changzhou in between. With the Taihu Lake in the south and the Yangtze River in the north, it borders Zhejiang Province and has a 35 kilometer bank along the Yangtze River.

WuxiWuxi is a famous city with a long history in southern china. As early as 3,000 years ago (end of 11th century BC), in order to give the throne to his brother Jili, Taibo, the eldest son of the Emperor Zhouwu in the northern tribe, came here from Shaanxi together with his younger brother Zhongyong and set up the State of Gouwu (now Meicun Town of Xishan city).

By leading the local people to engage in water conservancy, agricultural and sericultural production, Taibo promoted the combination of central and southern Chinese culture and created the Wu Culture. In the 5th year of West Han Dynasty (202 BC), Wuxi County was formally established. The name of Wuxi, literarily meaning "no tin", was given due to the extinguishing resource of tin of the Tin Hill. The City of Wuxi was set up in 1949.

The landscape of the city embodies the beauty of the Yangtze, the Grand Canal, the Taihu Lake, fountains, caves and gardens and is characteristic of the unique features of a water village in southern China. Wuxi takes over the most beautiful corner of the Taihu Lake and on the shore of the Lake scatter famous parks such as Turtle-head Isle, Li Garden, Plum Garden and Xihui Park.

Humanitarian and historical relics wellknown at home and abroad are all located in the whole city. To name only a few, they are the Donglin College, Native House of Zhang Wentian, Native House of Xu Xiake, Huangshen Fort, Taibo Temple, Taibo Tomb and Memorial House of Xu Beihong, etc.