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Wuxi, in Jiangsu Province, is an industrial and resort city on the north bank of Lake Tai (Tai Hu), one of China's five largest lakes. Important as a transportation junction, Wuxi is situated astride the Grand Canal linking Beijing with Hangzhou and along the Nanjing-Shanghai railway line, 145 km. (87 mi.) west of Shanghai. The original name of the city, Youxi ("with tin"), referred to local tin mines first worked in the Zhou Dynasty (c. 1066-221 BC). When the tin was depleted during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), the name was changed to Wuxi ("without tin").

Wuxi's long history dates back some 3,000 years to the Shang and Zhou periods, when scattered settlements existed in the area. The city was formally founded during the Han Dynasty, as the capital of a feudal state in the region. Yet few details appear in later dynastic histories and Wuxi remained for the most part a small country town. This image did not begin to change until the 1930s, when Wuxi began rapidly to expand its industry, the keystone of which were 45 silk filatures. The town also gained some importance as a transport center, trans-shipping manufactured goods and silks by water to Shanghai. Its greatest period of expansion, however, occurred after 1949.

China Great Travel offers customized Wuxi tours which including private Wuxi tour packages, group big bus day trips. The following Wuxi tours are for your reference. We will be glad to tailor make a private and personal tour package for you which can have more destinations included: Beijing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Dalian, Shanghai, or Yangtse River. Just send us an email to get our travel expert help planning your trip to Wuxi.

Private Wuxi City Tours

Taihu Lake, Wuxi 2-Day Wuxi Tour Package

Tour Code: Wuxi_01
Destinations: Wuxi

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