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Wuxi - Turtle Head Isle

Jiangsu - Lianyungang - Nanjing - Suzhou - Wuxi - Yangzhou - Zhenjiang

18 kilometer southwest of Wuxi, Turtle Head Isle (Yuantouzhu) is the city's most attractive park. It is actually not an isle at all but a peninsular shaped, unsurprisingly, like the head of a turtle. A small lighthouse stands at the western tip of the park. To its north is the dock, which operates ferries to the Three Hills Isles (Sanshan) where the view of the Taihu Lake is spectacular. A visit to the park is incomplete without a stop off at the highest point; Brightness Pavilion (Guangming ding). If you get tired, enjoy the scenery of the lake from the comfort of one of the teahouses dotted along the banks.