Wujiang

About Wujiang Travel

Introduction:Wujiang borders Shanghai metropolis o­n the east and Suzhou metropolis o­n the north. The elegant Lake of Taihu lies in its west, while its southern boundary neighbors Jiaxing and..

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Wujiang Introduction

Wujiang borders Shanghai metropolis o­n the east and Suzhou metropolis o­n the north. The elegant Lake of Taihu lies in its west, while its southern boundary neighbors Jiaxing and Huzhou cities, Zhejiang Province. The city has abundant water resource and the water surface area occupies 23 % of its land size. Major bodies of water include lakes: Taihu, Tongli, Jiuli, Nanxin, Chenghu, rivers: Taipu, and canals including the Grand Canal, etc. Wujiang City has a jurisdiction over 9 towns and 2 provincial economic development districts. Its municipal government is stationed in the Town of Songling. The city occupies a land of 1,176 square kilometres (not include the area of the Lake of Taihu), in which the water surface area is 23 per cent of its land size. The population is about 788,000 in 2006.
The city is under the influence of East Asia Monsoon, like its neighbor cities of Suzhou and Wuxi. It has a mild and humid climate and seasons are distinct. The average annual temperature is close to 20ºC and the normal precipitation is 1,000 mm or over yearly.
Wujiang is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Suzhou. The city was first established its jurisdiction as an ancient town in 909 A.D. during the Liang Dynasty but altered its jurisdiction and name many times in later Chinese history.
Dubbing “Venice of the East”, Wujiang is a city with a jurisdiction over nine towns, crisscrossed by rivers, canals and lakes. A traditional ancient agricultural town, Wujiang now is an industrialized city with the booming economy and is ranked in the top 10 of the China’s Top 100 Cities with its comprehensive economical capability. Tongli Town, a beautiful water town of Wujiang, nestles o­n the east bank of the Lake of Taihu and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Tourist destinations include Tongli Town, Tuisi Garden, Jingsi Garden (there is an exhibit hall for marvelous natural stones and Qingyun Peak is the biggest stone with more than 1,600 holes o­n it), Xiaodian Lake Forest Park (near 300 hectares), etc. The revenue created in 2006 reached around $7 millions.

Wujiang Traffic

Highway:
The Sujiahang (Suzhou-Jiaxing-Hangzhou) Expressway goes through the city from north to south, while the Husuzhe (Shanghai-Suzhou-Zhejiang) Expressway runs from west to east. The principal highways, S227, S230, G318, connect all its suburban towns and townships to the city, with an access of any expressway within 20 min and the downtown core within 30 min.
Air:
Wu Jiang is 54 km from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, 86 km from the Pudong airport, 150 kilometers away from Hangzhou Xiaoshan airport, 226 kilometers away from Nanjing Lukou airport.

Railway:
For railway transport, the city is 22 km away from Suzhou Railway Station, which is o­ne of the busiest railway stations between Shanghai and Nanjing.
Waterway:
Highly-developed water network links the city to its water-enriched towns and townships, and these waterways crisscross most parts of the city. The principal bodies of water include Suzhou River, Xitang River, lakes of Taihu and Taipu and canals, providing the city a handy and fast water transportation. Wujiang is 190 km and 105 km away from Shanghai Yangshan Port and Suzhou Taicang Port, respectively.

Taxi :
The fare of taxi is 8 Yuan for the first 3 kilometres, and then 1.8 Yuan per km.
Wujiang City Transportation Bureau Tel :0512-63423209

Wujiang bus stations Tel :0512-63662641

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport Phone :021-51876964

Shanghai Pudong Airport Phone :021-68341000

Xiaoshan Airport Tel: 0571-85533549

Wujiang Festivals

Wujiang Tongli Spring Tourism Cultural Festival
The annual "Spring of Tongli" tourist cultural festival takes place in town o­n April 18. Wujiang Tongli Spring Tourism Cultural Festival which not o­nly make Suzhou better known to the world but also facilitate the development of the local economy.
Flower festivals
Flower festivals like West Hill Plum Blossom Festival in County Wujiang, the Tiger Hill Fair, and Tianping Hill Red Maple Art Festival cleverly combined the blossoming season with local customs and become the major projects attracting the tourists.
Lantern Festival
During the night of the Lantern Festival(the 15th day of the first lunar month), all of the inhabitants will get together o­n the main street, rejoicing and dancing amidst the gongs and drums. Besides, stage performance will be convened successively in the open air.

Wujiang Service Telephones

Suzhou City tourist complaints Tel :0512-65223377

Jiangsu Provincial Tourism complaints Tel :025-83418185

National Tourism complaints Tel:010-65275315

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