Jiangyin (Wuxi) China
Jiangyin is a city in China’s Jiangsu province on the Yangtze River. Located on the southern bank of Yangtze River, Jiangyin City is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Wuxi that is one of thirteen prefecture-level cities of Jiangsu Province
Jiangyin has numerous tourist attractions including historical sites, parks and temples. One of the most popular attractions in Jiangyin is the Huaxi Village. Wuxi is nicknamed “little Shanghai” because of its recent economic development. With its many beautiful private gardens, and its location on the Grand Canal and Lake Tai, Wuxi exudes a beautiful and lush atmosphere, in stark contrast to the city’s large, modern industrial center. Wuxi is also famous for its Wuxi-style spareribs and sweetened pork mini buns.
Things to See & Do
* Huaxicun Village
* Ancient Gun emplacement
* Ebizui Park
* Quingshantang Stone Insciription
* Huangshanhu Lake Park
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language – Mandarin
Population – 1,500,000 approx
Land Area – 49 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 86
Travel Links – There are six airports within a 160km apart from the city, of which three of them are international airports.
Journey time by car from Shanghai - approx 2.5 hours. The Jiangyin Suspension Bridge, spanning the Yangtze, links the southern half of the province with the northern half.
The bus station offers frequent connections to many cities in the region including Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuxi and Suzhou.
There is no passenger rail station in Jiangyin.
Important Visa Information
Australian and New Zealand passport holders staying on board or going ashore to visit any Chinese ports are required to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa (3 month validity) prior to travel. We recommend you include a copy of your itinerary with your application and confirm the expiration of the visa at the time of issue to ensure that it is valid for your stay in China. Visas cannot be issued upon the ship’s arrival. Please note that any passengers not in possession of a Chinese visa may be denied boarding or incur a fine.