Nestled on the northern shore of Taihu Lake and tucked in between Shanghai and Nanjing, Wuxi (无锡) offers a great blend of natural beauty and big city attractions. As a city dominated by waterways, Wuxi has a flourishing rice agriculture and fisheries, owning its reputation of the Land of Fish and Rice (鱼米之乡). With a splendid history of over 3,000 years traced all the way back to the end of Shang Dynasty, Wuxi is a city of affluence and fascinating natural scenery worth a visit at any time of the year.
Situated at the heart of the business and shopping district, Grand Park Wuxi provides business and leisure travellers with a stay of elegance and ultra comfort. The 353-room 5 star luxury hotel is located just 2 minutes from the metro station, and a 20 minutes' ride to historical sites such as Taihu Lake. With Shanghai located 128km to the East, Nanjing at 183km to the West, and Suzhou in 30 minutes’ ride, this luxury hotel provides a convenient link to Asia’s most dynamic cities, the best choice for travellers seeking comfort and accessibility.
Wuxi people have a sweet palette. Therefore, the sweetness of its local cuisine distinguishes it from other cuisines in the Yangtze River Delta region. It remains unclear why Wuxi people enjoy sweet flavours. However one could guess that Wuxi, being a city of abundance, can well afford sugar in the old days when this condiment was scarce.
The most common culinary method is adding sugar and soy sauce to many savoury dishes, often in the form of hongshao (红烧). The result of this combination is a fragrant, tantalising caramel-like flavour. Braised Spare Ribs (无锡酱排骨), Wuxi-style Xiaolongbao (无锡小笼包) and Braised Stuffed Gluten Balls (无锡肉酿面筋) are the stars among the must-eat.
Indulge at Park offers a large selection of local and international cuisine infused with characteristics of Jiangnan cooking. Let our culinary team take you on a whimsical gastronomy adventure backed by a vibrant food culture which dates back to thousands of years. The restaurant also serves up a gluttonous feast of local Singaporean cuisines such as Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Herbal Soup), Hokkien Prawn Mee and Chicken Rice to curb your Singaporean food cravings whether or not you are a Singaporean or a globetrotter looking for some soul-warming dishes.
The intimate Bar at Zhongshan located in Grand Park Wuxi is where you’ll want to be to enjoy a fine aperitif before a meal, have fun and unwind over a game of pool, meet friends or bond with coworkers after work.
Peachy keen on slurping up a juicy peach? From July to early August, the city brims with the pleasingly sweet scent of peaches as the honey peach season peaks. Visit the Yangshan town, where China’s most famous honey peaches are harvested. If time permits experience a peach-picking session at one of the orchards.
Also dubbed as The Turtle Head Island, Yuantouzhu (鼋头渚) is located at the most beautiful corner of Taihu Lake. The magnificent cherry blossom in spring, huge green waves in summer, beautiful fallen leaves in autumn and tree branches covered by frost and snow in the winter often create a poetic atmosphere that never fails to capture visitors’ heart.
Lingshan Mountain (灵山) is an attraction with one of the largest and most representative collections of Buddhism architecture in China. Famed of its 88-meters-high bronze statue of Sakyamuni, you’ll feel the loftiness and solemnity of Buddhism at the feet of the Lingshan Grand Buddha.
Nianhua Bay (拈花湾), a modern Buddhist resort at Lingshan is an integrated modern cultural destination built on the “Zen” Philosophy. The bay aims to establish a community that embraces the monastic lifestyle, where visitors can learn to appreciate the art of Chinese Tea, flower arrangement or even Sutra copying and ultimately feeling relaxed after the trip.
Huishan Old Town
Huishan Old Town (惠山古镇)is a well-restored property consisting of many homes and clan temples. It is famous for its majestic nature sceneries, and the traditional buildings that blend well with the landscape. It is also home to clay figurines, a form of art-craft emerged in the Ming Dynasty. Walk into a clay figures workshop and learn how to make one yourself.
Admire the beautiful garden layout at Jichang Garden (寄畅园), one of the representative classical Chinese gardens in southern China. The garden is exquisitely planned and designed with ingenious gardening techniques in mind it even captured the heart of Emperor Kangxi and Qianlong.
Three Kingdoms City
Located in the suburb of Wuxi is the Three Kingdoms City (三国城), a renowned attraction and one of the CCTV Television bases. It is the film set of the popular TV series “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms” (《三国演义》). With the elaborate film set coming live, visitors will have fun reminisce the plot of this popular series.
Owing to its pleasantly warm and moist climate, as well as the nearby Yangtze River and the ancient Grand Canal, Wuxi is not only lavishly endowed by nature, but also the busiest port city in China before the 19th Century. It has also become one of Modern China’s top 50 cities due to its prosperous economy. Its beautiful landscape, rich gastronomy culture, clean cityscape and convenient public transportation would make your visit comfortable and memorable.