About The Turtle Head Park
The Turtle Head Park is located in the southwest of the city of Wuxi in Jiangsu Province. It is a peninsula that extends into the Taihu Lake. The “渚” means the peninsula in the water. The "toutou" is a mythical beast in Chinese traditional culture. It has a dragon head, a dragon claw, and a turtle's back. The Turtle Head Park is named after the Turtle Head which burst into Taihu Lake.
In the 2,400-square-kilometer water area of Taihu Lake, it is said that there are 72 light “squeaks,” among which the Turtle Head Park is best known. For a long time, the concept of people is to look at the Taihu Lake scenery, must go to Wuxi The Turtle Head Park.
As early as during the Southern and Northern Dynasties, "The Guangfu Temple" was built on the hill of The Turtle Head Park. By the Ming Dynasty, with the Donglin partyman coming to the lake to make poetry, for a time, The Turtle Head Park actually became Wuxi's "back garden". ".
By 1918, the locals opened The Turtle Head Park as a park and became "the first scenic spot in Wuxi."
In the 1980s, The Turtle Head Park was expanded to 1950 acres from the original 480 acres. The gate of The Turtle Head Park was also relocated from the original Hengyun Shanzhuangkou to Cunshankou. All vehicles can only be parked outside the gates.
The Turtle Head Park is one of China's top three cherry blossom viewing spots. Every spring, cherry blossom viewing is the main theme. The Turtle Head Park in autumn is yet another beautiful sight.
The Turtle Head Park on autumn day, must do these nine things
1. Sitting in a rocking boat and stray into the depths of the flowers
The Southern Song poetess Li Qingzhao once wrote this famous sentence: Xing returned to the boat as late as possible, and he strayed into the depths of the flowers. This scene can also be implemented at The Turtle Head Park. Enter the door of The Turtle Head Park, walk 100 meters, in the direction of the right hand, there is a water view court, where you can sit and shake a boat to take a dip in the lotus gardens of the water view garden.
Shuijingyuan is a newly opened artificial lake and its periphery is Wuli Lake. Because the Shuijingyuan planted a lot of lotus flowers, although it has entered the early autumn, the lotus in the pool is still open. It is truly magical to follow a boater or a boat lady and drive a leafy boat in the depths of the lotus. Some of the branches that had been flowered earlier have already brought up lotus showers. When they reach out to the cabin, they can pick up a lotus.
The tickets for the water garden rocker ship are 20 yuan each and the play time is about half an hour. If you are lucky, the boat house will show you a tea ceremony, and there is also a free citron drink, because tea ceremony performances are not every day.
2. Cherry Valley, a valley full of banayan flowers
Bhutan, also known as "Man Zhushahua", there are many folk legends of the Bana, but also in the "Banaan" movie, books, magazines, songs published. In the wilderness, it is not unusual to see several flowers from the other shore, and the open flowers of the other side of the shore are indeed open to the beautiful scenery. There is such beauty in Cherry Valley in The Turtle Head Park.
The cherry blossom valley is a great place to enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring, but in the fall, the shore flowers are the protagonists. On the ground full of green grass, a large number of Bana flowers have been planted artificially. There are flaky pieces, scattered stars and dots, and the shape of the other side. Blood red flowers stand out in the green world.
In the other shore, at the turn of the summer and fall, the buds will be opened first. When the buds fail, they will grow leaves. Because flowers and leaves do not grow from the same time, it is named after the other side. Usually the color of the shore flower is red, but it is also white. It is said that the white Bana flower is more precious and it is also a symbol of luck. So go to Cherry Blossom Valley and look for it carefully. You can also find several white flowers in the Red Flower Sea.
The flowering period of Bianchi is usually two months, that is, in September and October. The cherry blossom valley is open to tourists free of charge. It is only while watching the Bana flower. At the same time, it should be careful not to pick. The petals of the Bana flower have certain toxicity.
3. Sino-Japanese Friendship Forest, Fall of Yellow Leaf Decoration
From the cherry blossom valley, it is the largest Sino-Japanese friendship cherry blossom in The Turtle Head Park. This forest of cherry blossoms was built in the 1980s. After its subsequent expansion, it now has more than 30,000 cherry trees. The cherry tree has a peculiar property, that is, the summer is not over yet. The green leaves of its branches begin to turn yellow, and then they fall from the branches one by one. On the same branch, there are still green branches growing.
In the early autumn, when you want to admire Huangye, you can only go to the cherry blossom forest of The Turtle Head Park. This is perhaps the first autumn season, the first place in the natural world where yellow leaves fall. On the grass of the cherry blossoms, the channels are covered with thousands of yellow leaves. The footsteps of people stepped past and they could hear the rustling of yellow leaves. No wonder some people who take wedding photos will choose this time to take wedding photographs in the cherry blossoms because of their beautiful background.
China-Japan Cherry Friendship Forest is free and open. It is recommended to choose between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. When the sun shines into the forest, it will have a very good light effect.
4. Zhenzong Pier, listen to a song written by Wu Yuguang
Jiangnan area has always been called "the hometown of Wu language", singing in Wu's Mandarin language, is a very unique local opera. In Wuxi, there are Pingtan, Xi Opera and other forms. In the past, people loved to interpret the place where these local operas were performed as the “book jetty,” which meant singing and singing Wu. In The Turtle Head Park, there is a real “book jetty” because the place to sing Wu Wu is parked on a boat on the shore of Taihu Lake.
On the ferry terminal next to Hengyun Mountain Villa, a ferry boat dedicated to singing performances is anchored. Everyday local professional actors perform Wu rap on the boat. Visitors can buy a $20 ticket and board the ship to listen to the show.
The performances on the boat consist of three parts. One is the performance of Wuxi's famous song Erquan Yingyue by Erhu. The actor who dressed as Wuxi's famous folk entertainer A Bing made the solo performance. The second generation tin opera performer performed Wuxi Xi Opera. The famous "Pearl Tower" is an act of opera; the third is the young actor who sang Wuxi's folk song "Taihu Lake Beauty" with Pingtan. The entire performance took 30 minutes. Can shoot during the show.
Book Wharf is only played four games a day, that is, 9:30/11:00/13:30 and 15:30. Please check in early to enter.
5. Kofukuji Temple, Incense and Peace
The Turtle Head Park On the cliff facing Taihu Lake, there is an ancient temple called "Kofukuji Temple". Its predecessor was "Kwangfu Temple" built in the Southern and Northern Dynasties and one of the "400 Temples of the Southern Dynasty" in ancient poetry. It was relocated here from the back hill of The Turtle Head Park in 1925. The Kofukuji Temple is also an incense temple.
Guangfu Temple is the earliest temple open to the outside world in Wuxi. Because of its excellent location, it has always been known as a feng shui treasure land. Standing at the entrance of Guangfu Temple, one can look into the Taihu Lake and turn to the quiet Buddhist community on the one hand and cultivate one's morality and self-cultivation. The architecture of Kwangfu-ji Temple is also similar to that of other temples, including the Main Hall, the King's Hall, and the Bell Tower and Drum Tower. The difference lies in the 18 Arhats in the monastery, which are said to have been brought in from the temple in Beijing.
The characteristic of Guangfu Temple is its quietness. Because it is located at the bottom of the scenic area, there are usually very few tourists to disturb. When the sun shines on the yellow outer wall of the temple, an indifferent heart will rise.
Kwangfu-ji Temple is also open to the public for free. If you want to go to the temple to pray, Kwangfu-ji Temple is a good place. From the lighthouse of The Turtle Head Park, walk east along the shore of the lake for about one mile, and on the left hand side is the Kofuku-ji Temple.
6. Wanlang Bridge, Fishery Boat Night
In the original scenery of The Turtle Head Park, there is a famous spot “Wanlang Rolling Snow”, and the place is walking down Guangfu Temple. On the edge of Taihu Lake, a small dike and a circular arch bridge are built along the Taihu Lake. It is said that when the large waves of Taihu Lake hit the dam, the waves that sprang out were like snow. The name of this arch bridge is called Wanlang Bridge.
Next to the Wanlang Bridge, there are dozens of wooden rafts parked on the lake. These sailboats have to stop until November. When the sun sets, the lake surface of Taihu Lake shines brightly. The sails on the wooden raft sail up against the setting sun and a fisherman sings the evening scene. Wanlang Bridge is also the best place to photograph the sunset in Taihu Lake.
Shoot the sunset at Wanlang Bridge. There are two cameras. One is on the lakeshore of Wanlang Bridge. There is almost a horizontal plane with Taihu Lake. Shooting sunsets and rafts will look magnificent; the other is in Wanzhou. On the half hill above Lang Bridge, this place can use the Wanlang Bridge as a foreground, and the photographs taken have a sense of depth.
Wanlangqiao attractions free, pay attention to the best time to shoot the sunset, when shooting on the hillside, need to pay attention to safety, because the following is a tens of meters of cliff.
7. Crossing Taihu Lake, Taihu Xiandao Youtian Street
Taihu Lake Xiandao consists of three islands in the lake, so the locals say it is Sanshan Island, also known as "Turtle Mountain", because it looks like a turtle floating on the water. From The Turtle Head Park to Xiandao, you must take the Taihu Ferry. It takes about 20 minutes to drive on the lake. Boat tickets and tickets to the island are included in the big tickets for The Turtle Head Park and visitors no longer need to buy tickets separately. The time for the Taihu Ferry to sail is about 15 minutes to half an hour. This is also the case for the return journey from Xiandao.
Legend has it that there are seventy-two peaks in Taihu Lake. The Taihu Lake Xiandao is one of them. The original three islands are not connected. Afterwards, a bridge was built between the island and the island. Visitors can freely travel between the islands.
Taihu Lake Xiandao is a Taoist culture-based line. There is a statue of Laozi on the island. There are Tianjie, Tianmen, Caishendian, and Yuelao Palace on the island. There is also a 38-meter-high Lingbi Palace. Jade Emperor's image. The walls of the entire Lingbi Palace are three-dimensional sculptures drawn from plots of legends and myths, which are of great ornamental value.
The most visited place on the Xiandao Island is Tianjie, where there are various small shops selling tourist souvenirs, restaurants, tea houses, and many local snacks in Wuxi.
you play on Sinsend Island, you must remember the last boat sailing time. After this point, you can't take the free ferry back to The Turtle Head Park. You can only take a speed boat. The fare for a one-way mini-speed boat is RMB 30 per person, and the boat ride takes about five minutes.
8. Jiangnan Lanyuan, the best place to enjoy orchids
The Turtle Head Park has a classical garden structure called "Jiangnan Lanyuan", which is named "Lan Garden" and naturally related to the cultivation of orchids. Jiangnan Lanyuan is located on the side of Sino-Japanese Friendship Sakura Forest and covers an area of about 2.5 hectares. The park was built in 1987 and belongs to the park in The Turtle Head Park.
Do not underestimate this garden park. It once hosted the China Spring Orchid Show. There are a large number of precious orchid species in the park, and a large number of famous celebrity paintings related to orchids. It can be said that many species and paintings of orchids are valuable baby.
Wuxi has a history of planting orchids very early. There are more than 180 species of orchids collected in Jiangnan Lanyuan and there are more than 1,000 orchids in pots. Although it is not a time when orchids bloom in large areas, orchids can still be seen in Jiangnan Lanyuan Garden.
Jiangnan Lanyuan’s gardens are very particular about architecture. It is in line with the laws of the Chinese classical gardens, with scenery, rockery cascades, bridges, winding streets, pavilions, and pavilions. Jiangnan Garden, do not have fun.
Jiangnan Lanyuan needs a separate ticket to enter, 8 yuan per person.
9. Hengyun Villa, tasting the freshest lake fresh
The Turtle Head Park, also known as Hengyun Hotel, is a time-honored hotel. When The Turtle Head Park was built in early 1918, it was named "Yongyun Mountain Villa." In the fifties of last century, "Taihu Cloud Fish" and "Sweet And Vine Live Trout" burned by Hengyun Hotel entered Wuxi's famous recipes. For this reason, Hengyun Hotel has also entered the “eight major restaurants” in Wuxi.
In the fall, I went to Hengyun Hotel, mainly to “Lake Fresh”. After a nine-month long Taihu Lake closure, the middle of September each year is the opening of Taihu Lake. From then on until the coming Spring Festival, fish and shrimp caught from Taihu Lake will continue to enter the public. Table. Because the Hengyun Hotel is located on the edge of Taihu Lake, fisheries fisheries that have been fished out by Taihu Lake are sent directly to the hotel kitchens. As a result, the Taihu Lake “lake fresh” produced by the hotel is more fresh than any restaurant in the city.
The Taihu Lake “Lake Fresh” that can be eaten at Hengyun Hotel mainly includes Taihu Lake Whitebait, Taihu Lake Whitebait, Taihu Lake Swordfish, Taihu Lake Catfish, and traditional Taihu Lake Cloudfish, Braised Water, etc. In addition, you can taste Taihu Lake crabs, as well as the hotel's special Taihu Lake drunk crab.
Hengyun Hotel is not open at night, so if you plan to taste "Lake Fresh," you must go at noon.
Opening hours : 8:00-17:30 (winter 8:30-17:00)
Purchase of tickets : 105 yuan/person (including ferry ride to Taihu Lake Xiandao)
Take the K1 road from Wuxi Railway Station to the terminal. This is the Turtle Head Park entrance gate, full fare is 2 yuan.
From the Wuxi Railway Station, take the K87 road, you can reach the Turtle Head Park. The full fare is 2 yuan
gate : The Turtle Head Park now has two entrances and exits. One of the gates is the gate to the mountains, which is the main entrance of the scenic spot. The second is the gate to the Laoshan Mountain. It is close to the core scenic spot, but most tourists enter the park from the main entrance. Because the gate to the mountains is a few kilometers away from the core area of The Turtle Head Park, visitors can enter the park after they enter the park gate:
Walk in : There are two lines and you can enter the Shilifang Trail along the right hand of the gate. Walking on a 45-kilometer road can reach the core scenic spot (although there are beautiful views of Wuli Lake along the road, it is really not recommended to go this route, too far); after entering the door, walk towards the left hand, from the “filled mountains hide”, China and Japan In the cherry blossom friendship forest, you can take the shortcut to the door of the old man, which is less than 2 kilometers in length.
Traveling Tools : Scenic area has a battery car for picking up and arriving tourists. When they are sitting and walking, they are all driving in the main attractions of the scenic spot. Each person costs 50 yuan. The shuttle bus is free, but waiting time is required. It is advisable to walk around when entering the gate and wait for the free shuttle at the gate of the scenic area when leaving the park.
Accommodation : Taihu Lake Holiday Resort, Taihu Lake (Wuxi)