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2 Days Wuxi Highlights Tour

A Shining Pearl of Taihu Lake


Wuxi, now better known as an industrial city along the Yangtze River, truly has much more than industry. Its over 3000 years’ history dating back to the late Shang Dynasty (1600~1046BC) endows it with lots of cultural legacies, such as gardens, old streets, temples, etc. The other trump card - greenery made up of rivers, lakes and mountains also makes visitors difficult to resist.

This 2 days customizable private tour takes you to discover the highlights of Wuxi. No matter you come from Shanghai, Suzhou or other destinations, the breathtaking scenery and profound culture in Wuxi will never disappoint you.

Highlights of this tour

  • Marvel at the enormous 88-meter-tall Lingshan Grand Buddha, the tallest bronze Buddha in the world;
  • Visit Yuantouzhu to take a dramatic cruise across Taihu Lake as well as be awed at the scenic view, particularly in spring when cherry trees bloom;
  • Enjoy a slow-paced walk in Jichang Garden which wisely bends nature’s charm to its own elegant design;
  • Unlock the door of Huishan Old Town to get amazed at the 118 ancestral halls from Tang Dynasty to the Republica of China.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
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Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Wuxi Arrival & Wuxi (L)

In the morning, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up at the railway station, and then set out on today's sightseeing in a comfortable, air-conditioned and private vehicle.

Firstly, drive to the northern bank of Taihu Lake to see Lingshan Grand Buddha. The huge statue stands majestically at 88 meters tall, even taller than stone-carved Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan and twice the height of famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio. Hence, it is recognized as the tallest bronze Buddha in the world. Don’t forget to touch the largest Buddha hand which is said to bring you good fortune and longevity. Apart from the Grand Buddha, Vatican Palace Sacred Site filled with elegant carving and artwork is also a big highlight of the scenic area. You’ll have a full understanding about Buddhism after enjoying Nine Dragons Bathing Shakyamuni and Ode to Auspice in the Palace. Besides, you will visit Five Mudra Mandala in Tibetan style, and enjoy the happy scene of 100 children playing with Maitreya Buddha.

After the spiritual tour, it is time to relax your body and mind with breathtaking natural scenery. There is a saying “The superb view of the Taihu Lake lies in the Turtle Head Peninsula”. Visit Yuantouzhu (Turtle Head Island) to wander through the jagged tranquil path to appreciate the picturesque lakes, islands and hills. Going to Yuantouzhu in spring allows you to savor the beauty of various flowers like blooming cherry, peach blossoms and orchid flowers. Besides, lotus is blooming from June to September. Yuantouzhu is the no.1 place in China to appreciate cherry. The International Cherry Blossom Festival is held from March to April when you can immerse yourself in the sea of flowers. After sightseeing in Yuantouzhu, enjoy the great landscape from a different way – taking a 20-minute roundtrip cruise across Taihu Lake between Yuantouzhu and Fairy Island. If your energy permits, climb up to the top of Luding Hill to have a panoramic vista of the Turtle Head Island and Taihu Lake.

Drive to Wuxi downtown to check in to your hotel.

Please note:

1. Arrival Ideas: Wuxi has high speed trains well linking with Shanghai (less than 1 hour), Suzhou (10~15 minutes), Nanjing (1 hour) and more destinations. For your convenience, you can travel to Wuxi from Shanghai and Suzhou, etc.

2. Seize the right time to watch Nine Dragons Bathing Shakyamuni which usually 4 times daily at 10:00; 11:30; 14:45; 16:45. And enjoy Ode to Auspice at 10:35; 11:30; 14:00 and 16:00 (Monday to Friday) or at 10:35; 11:30; 13:00; 14:00; 15:00 and 16:00 (Saturday and Sunday).

Lingshan Grand Buddha Vatican Palace Sacred Site Yuantouzhu in Spring
Day 2 Wuxi & Wuxi Departure (B)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel. Today, you are going to visit a famed Chinese classical garden in Wuxi - Jichang Garden which was built in Ming Dynasty by Qin Jin. Even Xiequ Garden inside the Summer Palace and Double-Crane House in Yuanmingyuan Imperial Garden both imitated Jichang Garden. Lost yourself in the exquisite garden with ingenious design, natural hills, elegant water, ancient trees, refined halls and tile carving, etc.

Later, pay a visit to Huishan Old Town, the only well-preserved old town which can be called the open air museum to explore Wuxi’s history and culture. There are 118 ancestral halls and important sites from Tang Dynasty to the Republica of China with 180 celebrities. Walk around Huishan Temple to visit its nearby ancestral halls, stroll along Heng and Zhi Street for in-depth searching. If you visit Huishan Old Town during the Azaleas Festival (April ~ May), you can enjoy beautiful azaleas which add much natural beauty to the antique town.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort to the airport / railway station for your flight or train to the next destination.

Elegant Jichang Garden in Winter Huishan Old Town

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