Wuxi is located on Taihu Lake, one of China’s biggest fresh water courses, 128km west of Shanghai. It is known variously as the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’ for its abundance of natural resources and ‘Little Shanghai’ for its prospering economy.
Wuxi is one of the most ancient regions in China. It has a rich history of over 3,000 years and Wu culture is known for its depth and elegance. The State of Wu has been dated back to the 11th century BC and flourished during the Spring and Autumn Period (771-476 BC).
Before the 19th century, Wuxi was the busiest rice and cloth market in China, capitalising on the nearby Yangtze River and Grand Canal. It retains some of this tradition today as a hub for textiles manufacturing in China.
Wuxi is one of China’s booming economies and is light industry centre. As well as textiles, it also produces apparel, electronics and other consumer products. It also has a substantial heavy industry sector with iron, steel, IT, high tech, and solar energy companies. In 2010 its service sector outperformed its manufacturing sector in investment and rate of increase.
Wuxi is aiming to become China’s first ‘sensor city’ and has plans to demonstrate how sensor networks can report on such issues as environmental conditions, transport and public safety.
When to go:
Autumn (September-November) is the best time to visit Wuxi when you can eat the delicious fish from Taihu Lake and the region’s juicy peaches. Spring (March-June) is also pleasant with cherry blossoms and many festivals.
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