Wuxi’s attractions are manly located in two areas: near Taihu Lake, and in the urban area. The most popular attractions are near Taihu Lake and divided into the lakeside area on the east side and the Lingshan area on the west side. There are buses to the train station in both two areas making it very convenient. The urban area can also be roughly divided into two parts, the lively downtown area and the relatively quiet Huishan area. The lakeside area includes famous spots of Wuxi such as Yuantouzhu, the Three Kingdoms City, Li Lake, and Mei Garden. You can view the lake, enjoy the flowers, visit the gardens, take a cruise, and visit the film and television filming location. It is very close to the downtown area and there are many bus lines as well as a subway. Lingshan area, located in the west side of Mashan Town, is far from the urban area (about 40 kilometers), but there are also buses to Wuxi Railway Station and other places. The Lingshan Shengjing Scenic Area is the most popular resort here. In addition, Yuantouzhu is a good place to view the lake. There are many small local restaurants and high-end resort hotels along the lake, making this place a good destination for weekend leisure travel.
The sights of downtown Wuxi are mainly concentrated on both sides of the Grand Canal from Nanchan Temple to the Qingming Bridge. This area is has Buddhist temples, folk museums, and the former residences of some famous people. There are also many pretty shops along the streets of both sides of the Grand Canal. You can spend time in the cafes or enjoy a boat ride.
Huishan District has dense woods and a beautiful environment. The famous Xihui Park and the ancient town of Huishan are at the foot of Huishan Mountain, where you can visit the ancient town of gardens. You can also take photos of azaleas and chrysanthemums in the right season. There is a forest park and a zoo on Huishan Mountain.
The most beautiful season for Wuxi is spring. At this time, cherry blossoms, azaleas, peach blossoms and magnolias in the city and Taihu Lake are in blossom. It is perfect for photography lovers. In the fall there are chrysanthemum exhibitions and other activities. In addition to the beautiful spring and autumn, you can enjoy the famous Yangshan peach in summer; in winter, although the weather is cold, there are wintersweet and quiet old streets and ancient towns worth visiting.
Wuxi's hotels are located mainly in four areas, including the downtown area, Xihui Park area, Binhu District, and the vicinity of Lingshan (Mashan Town). Among them, the urban area is a popular accommodation choice for tourists. The transportation is convenient and various levels of hotels can be found here. Xihui Park is quiet with relatively affordable hotels. Accommodation around Binhu District and Lingshan are dominated by high-end hotels and resorts. Hotels near the railway station and Zhongshan Road are the best choice in the downtown area as food, drink, and entertainment is all nearby and the buses to various attractions along the Taihu Lake are mostly located here. Hotels near the Nanchan Temple Metro Station are also a hot choice for tourists. The nearby Nanchang Ancient Street, monasteries, museums and numerous former residences are popular tourist attractions. The Xihui Park area is backed by Xi Mountain and Hui Mountain. The trees are dense and the environment is much quieter than the downtown area. Famous attractions such as Jichang Park, Tianxia Second Spring and Huishan Ancient Town are all here. Hotels are mostly along Liangxi Road and Liangqing Road. The prices are relatively affordable. In the area near Yuantouzhu and Li Lake, you can admire the Taihu Lake, visit the gardens and the movie and TV filming location. In spring, it is also great for admiiring the flowers. In addition, it is not far from the urban area and the traffic is very convenient. Accommodations are mainly high-end hotels. Hotels near the famous Lingshan Shengjing Scenic Spot are suitable for a quiet getaway, and the surrounding scenery of the Taihu Lake is also very beautiful.