Wuxi is one of the wonderful travel resorts. Underwent a half century’s efforts, great changes have taken place since 1980’, advanced by entire people voluntary labor for planting. Barren mountains have become forests, construction and management have gained a marked effect. At the end of the 1999, the total scenic areas cover 3279 hectares, public scenic spots cover 712.78 hectares, 7.4 square meters public scenery belongs to every people. The covering rate of green lands is 33.46 percent, the covering rate of scenery is 35.12 percent. Initially formed a scenic system based on landscapes, a communication of city and town, a link of green passage which combined all kinds of scenic spots with Taihu Lake Scene Zone. In 1997, approved” a garden city” by the Jiangsu Province People’s Government,Now people of Wuxi are trying their best to build a Natio nal Standard Garden City.
Taihu is one of the five largest fresh water lakes in China. It is beautiful, especially the water.The charming scenery is best found in the vast expanse of misty Taihu lake ,Fishing boats sail about on the waves. It is well-known for beautiful and magnificent natural landscapes.
Covering 36 thousand hectares, it is encircled by water and hills. There are many small and big islands,called the seventy-two peaks. It is abound in different kinds of fish, Three-Whites(Silver Fish,White Fish, White Shrimp)have enjoyed greater reputation both at home and abroad.
Meiliang lake Scenic Area is the most beautiful corner,located in north of Taihu Lake From center of the city to Taihu Lake by way of Lihu Lake, the surface extends gradually, water merges or divides with hills, formed a wonderful scenic gradation.
The natural scenery is called marvelous spectacle throughout country by our forefather. It has a good reputation in domestic and foreign countries.
Taihu Lake is a national scenic area, The Turtle’s Head Park is half an island located in Wuxi. It’s actually a small stone stretching into the Taihu Lake like a Turtle’s head, hence the name, It is the top scene of Taihu Lake.
The Turtle’s Park is located in the most beautiful area of Taihu Lake. Green hills and clean water blending into the perfect natural appearance like a picture .Guo Moruo, a great poem, wrote that where to see the best scene in Taihu Lake, the Turtle’s Head must be; Zhao Pucu said the scene is more beautiful than in heaven’s.
Long time ago, many people were attracted by the beautiful scenery. In the period of “XiaoLiang”, Guangfu temple which was one of temples of 480 in Nan Dynasty was built. At the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, rising tide in spring was arranged one of the eight spots in Wixi At the end of the Ming Dynasty, the head of the Dongling Party,Gao Panlong often came for poems, left a place where he stayed. At the end of the Qing Dynasty the head of a country, Lioalun wrote “Including Wu and Yue Kingdom” and “Heng yun” on the cliff facing Taihu Lake Praising the Taihu’s great momentum and larger-minded.
Many famous people and officers have built many personal gardens and villas since 1918. In the middle of the 20 century, the scenic area became perfectly through designing and overall arrangement, covered 300 hectares. It has been a famous scenic spot of hills and water in the south.
The main spots includes Chongshan Garden, Luding Hill, Yuantouzhu, Wanglang Bridge, Real Charms of Lake & Hills, 10-Li flowers Lane, Taihu Fairy Islets, Jiangnan Orchid Garden, Morning Fog in Donshan, Guangfu Temple and others. The natural scenery of long hills and wide water seems in a picture. Dining, accommodation shopping and entertainment are offered and the facilities are all in readiness.
Now the Turtle Head Park’s charm is outstanding, which attracts people toward.
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