by Bhoomi Shah Updated on 15 Oct 2018
Wuxi is a city in China. The city is rich and diverse in culture and has many places to visit. From temples and shrines to beautiful lakes, this city has much to offer to anyone and everyone. The city is also known to be a kid-friendly zone, and you can take your kids out to any one of the many parks in the city.
The culture of China here is thick and can be seen in every detail of the temples and the parks. The city offers you an authentic Chinese feeling to your vacations.
Let's explore 10 best things to in Wuxi, China on your trip to the city:
1. See the Nanchan Temple in Wuxi
Built back in the year of late 700s, this temple was built in the era of the Tang dynasty. This Buddhist temple has the authentic feel of a Chinese temple and offers you a great ambience. The well-preserved temple is a sight to behold. The Great Buddha Hall in the temple is another sight to see, with intricate designs and beautiful carvings, the hall is one of the best parts of the temple. The temple also has seventeen sculptures from the Tang Dynasty era, which are located in the main hall of the temple. This temple holds great archaeological value.
2. Visit the man-made San'guo City
China is full of wonders, and the city of San’guo is one of them. The man-made city is intricately designed and offers you the best theme park there is. The city has many re-creations of things that happened only in history. All of the recreations are simply astounding, these re-creations look too real, and most visitors feel as if they are on a different timeline. The designer of this park worked hard and created the backdrop of the famous novel, “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.”
No amount of words would do justice to the pretty place; the park has long walked and is child-friendly as well. This is one of the best places to be in if you are in Wuxi.
3. Spend some time in the beautiful Liyuan Garden
As it is with many places in China, this garden too is one of the oldest gardens and marvels of the city. Dating back to late 700s, this garden used to be the abode of the Prime Minister of Yue State, Fan li, who led the state to many conquests and helped the state win.
The garden is segregated in three different sections, and the lakes on either side of the garden are named after the man. There are man-made mountains, dikes and stones mazes here. The abundance of nature and water make this place a good place to spend some time.
4. Find your way to the Taihu Yuantouzhu Scenic Area
When in China, be sure to check out the various scenic places. China is a country of rich history and culture, which is why there are many archaeological spots one cannot afford to miss. The area near the lake Taihu is one of them. The lake is known for its beauty and the abundance of beautiful fish in the area. The surrounding area is filled with the peninsular area and Sanshan islands apart from the lake. The Cherry Trees in the area also offers a great view.
5. Visit the Lingshan Grand Buddha
The Lingshan Grand Buddha statue is probably the largest Buddha Statue in the world. The statue is made of 725 tons of bronze sheets and stands tall at the height of 88 meters. The statue can be reached by climbing 218 sets of stairs.
6. See the glimpse of olden times at the Huishan Old Town
The old town is hardly a town; it is more like a street or a mere window through which you can have a look at the life of the Wu people before the city was hit by a wave of industrialization.
The entire city is made with the help of replicas of old houses and other shops. The area is dotted with delicious street food and is quite entertaining.
7. Look into what the Wuxi Museum has to offer
Wuxi and the other neighbouring areas of the River Yangtze have been linguistically different from the other regions of the country. This has led to the rise of their own culture and has given the people around the river a separate identity. The museum contains items and allows you to take a glimpse into the life of the people and understand their history.
With more than 20,000 historical items on display, the museum takes you directly to the very roots of the people’s culture and being. The items here range from ceramics, jade jewellery pieces, silverware, gold utensils, etc.
8. Take a break at the Wuxi Zoo
Unlike other sanctuaries, this zoo is caged and keeps the animals caged in. The zoo is located near the Taihu Lake and is connected to the Amusement park of the area. The patrons or visitors can follow the trail through the zoo to see the animals in their habitat. This zoo is quite large and can be accessed easily if you are already at the nearby amusement park.
9. Book a show with the Vatican Palace Sacred Site
Unlike the other historical sites, this site is a modern addition to the list. This area was recently constructed and is a magnificent place. The site has various shows; you can book a show of your choice. These shows are usually for an hour. The show talks about the Buddhist beliefs and its being. The site has lunch and offers you a great show with colors, lights, and various dances.
10. Visit the Ling Mountain
This is a beautiful festival. The entire festival is surrounded by music and a Chinese ambiance. The birth of Buddha is a magnificent a sight to behold.