Wuxi is a famous city in the southern Yangtze River Area, enjoying a civilized history of over 6’000 years, a literal history of 3’100 years and a city construction history of 2’200 years. It is also the cradle of the Wu Culture, the birthplace of national industry and commerce as well as the site of cultural essence of the Ancient Canal that connects Beijing and Hangzhou.
Wuxi’s earliest forebears appeared around 6’000 – 7’000 years ago. In 202BC, a county administration named “Wuxi”, which was officially set up for the first time by the Han Dynasty Emperor. In 1295 in the Yuan Dynasty, Wuxi was promoted to county. In 1927, Wuxi County came under the direct jurisdiction of Jiangsu Province. On April 23rd, 1949, the Municipal People’s Government of Wuxi was established.
Wuxi has long been known as the “Pearl of the Taihu Lake” and is a picturesque tourist resort and the National Garden City of China due to its natural endowment and cultural heritages, which include the Turtle-Head Park, Lingshan Buddhist Park, Shanjuan Caves and CCTV Wuxi Studios (“Three Kingdoms” Studio, “Tang Dynasty” Studio and “Outlaws of the Marsh” Studio).
Location: Jiangsu Province
Size: 4’788km2, of which 16.8% are hilly land, 31.4% water surface and the rest is plain.
Climate: North Asian sub-tropical climate. Mild and long frost-free, with four distinct seasons. January average, 3°C; July average, 28°C.
Famous local delicacies:
Wuxi Pork Spare Ribs
Xiao Long Bao
Stuffed Fried Gluten
Chicken Soup Wonton
Wuxi Honey Peach