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About Taicang

The port city of Taicang, located in the southeastern part of Jiangsu Province, is a typical “land of fish and rice" in the Jiangnan region. Taicang has a long history. It was named so because the King of Wu set up a granary here and “Taicang” means “royal granary.” Taicang has produced talented people throughout the years, including the great writer Zhang Wei, modern physicist Wu Jianxiong, Chinese painting master Zhu Qizhan and several other celebrities. The national first-class port of Taicang has become an integral part of the Shanghai International Shipping Center, and COSCO International City has settled in the development zone in Taicang.

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Jincang Lake Park
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The main tourist attraction and highlight of the beautiful, natural region of Taicang City is Jincang Lake Park. The park has evolved into being recognized as a modern "green lung" in the city for its fresh, ecologically friendly design. Visitors and locals alike are treated to an oasis of verdant parkland with a full scope of shade trees and indigenous blossoms. A restful, peaceful sense of belonging awaits anyone strolling on the harrowingly constructed timberland road with its contemporary terrace. Plus, there is a special charm and allure to Jincang Lake with its rolling waves, propelled by the distinctive, high quality of the water in the lake.
Nanyuan Park
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Nanyuan Park is known as the "Tai Shifu" in Taicang folk. It was built in the Ming Dynasty and was the first assistant of the Wanli Period of the Ming Dynasty. At the beginning of the Qing Dynasty, the painter Wang Shimin and the master of the mountain, Zhang Nanxun, the painter and the master, and the two masters cooperated and transformed, making Nanyuan a historical garden integrating gardening and painting, and then destroyed in the war. Later, due to the support of the local government to repair the garden, the original photo, the original drawings were designed and planned, and the ancient buildings with historical value in the reconstruction of the old city were transferred to the South Park, and the original building, the embroidered Xuetang, the Xiangtao Pavilion and so on were gradually restored. Attractions.
Shaxi Town
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Shaxi Town is a historical and cultural town and is a favorite for many tourists. Shaxi Town is rated as a national historical and cultural town with its unique architecture and the complete ancient town layout (a river, 2 streets, 3 bridges and an island). It is a typical strip-shaped water town. You can see the Ming and Qing-style waterfront buildings standing on the long ancient streets and the intertwined ancient bridges and lanes.
Taicang Modern Agriculture Park
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The Taicang Modern Agricultural Garden is a beautiful place that features flower viewing and displays, as well as garden sales, lectures on popular science, and the space to take a leisurely stroll within a serene and enchanting environment. It is a leisure resort with the motto of "green, ecology, technology, and culture" and as such it is full of modern agriculture. In the Taicang Modern Agricultural Garden high-tech agricultural cultivation techniques are used, strange new animals and plants are featured, eco-harmonic wetland landscapes abound, and interesting and informative cultural presentations are given at the garden in the Culture of the Month series.

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Shaxi Ancient Town, the first thing that comes to mind is Dali, Yunnan, which is a major town on the ancient tea-horse road. However, in Taicang, Jiangsu, not far from Shanghai and Suzhou, there is also an ancient town of Shaxi. Not very famous, there are not many tourists, and no tickets are accepted.
Shaxi Ancient Town is already a village in the Tang Dynasty, and it has a long history than many ancient towns. In the Yuan Dynasty, it became a marketplace, and the Ming Dynasty merchants became a major commercial and trade town. At present, there are more than 600 houses and more than 4,200 houses in the Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China, which are contiguous and fragmented.
Alleys are narrow and long, and from time to time there are local old people living in the alleys slowly coming out. By the time of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, with the development of industry and commerce, a large number of merchants came into being, and it became a famous commercial and trade town.
The Song Dynasty Fan Zhongyan presided over the Qiputang that runs through the town. The river is wide and there is an olive island in the river. It was cut off when the Xinqipu River was excavated in 1954. There are three ancient stone arch bridges on the river: Liji Bridge, Yongqiao Bridge and Yixing Bridge, all with typical Qing Dynasty architectural style.
Meizu years, the town is booming. Supervising Yu Shi Su Zan's "Yu Shi Fu", Shanxi Road Yu Shi Cao Yu, the Criminal Department Langzhong Ye Yuchun and other officials, have built a government here, the street scene is good, "Shaxi Eight Views", far and near famous. The
stone arch bridge is a good place to enjoy the scenery. There are no cruise ships in the river and the water is calm.
Posted: Dec 21, 2018
10 minutes walk from Shaxi Bus Station to Guzhen Scenic Area, the roadside is a typical view of the ancient town of Jiangnan Water Town. The entrance to the
scenic spot is covered with red lanterns. During the National Day, there are many more tourists here than usual, and the weather is very good.
A small river, along with the old streets of the ancient town, there are naturally small bridges on the river. The alleys are long and narrow, and the walls on both sides are taller. The wall is mottled, and it is the trace of the years.
From an unknown alley to the river, the bridge is in front of you. This small bridge was built in the Song Dynasty and is simple and vigorous. Unlike other ancient towns, there are no boats on the river that come and go, and it seems a bit quiet. There are many such alleys in the town of
, and tourists usually don't come in, but if you walk in inadvertently, you may have different scenery waiting for you.
There are a lot of tourists, because when they were at noon, several restaurants in the old street were full and could not find a vacancy.
From here, it is the bridge. There are many tourists on the bridge. They usually take pictures on the bridge and think that it is the most beautiful scenery. The bridge is condescending and the scenery is really good.
There is a special platform built under the bridge to let tourists take pictures and enjoy the scenery. From what point of view, the bridges are simple and vicissitudes. A small bridge carries a thousand years of history.
Posted: Dec 27, 2018