Jinxi ancient town
Last updated by lotusblue at 2013-11-3
Jinxi ancient town Overview
Jinxi has become famous for more than 2,000 years and created magnificent prehistoric culture 5000 years ago.
In Spring and Autumn Period, there was much dispute between Wu Kingkom and Yuen Kingdom. Before He Lu, the king of Wu ordered Wu Zixu build an ancient city Suzhou, Jinxi had already become a market town. It's said that when Lin'an was made the capital of Southern Song Dynasty, the Emperor Song Xiaozhong's beloved concubine Chen became obsessed with the natural beauty of Jinxi and she decided to remain in the town for a while. Tragically, she died in Jinxi and the Emperor, grieving over the death of his beautiful concubine, laid her bones in Wubao Lake to the south of the town. Jinxi has been replaced by Chenmu (literally, "the tomb of the concubine") for 800 years and didn't resume until 1993.
After the historical accumulation for over 2,000 years, there are numerous scenic spots and historical sites here. A story is going around that Princess Chen's water tomb which appears indistinctly in the lake, Wenchang Pavilion in Ancient Lotus Temple where you can hear the beautiful sound of Aeolian bell, Long bridge with ten bridges openings like a dragon laying on the weave, Shentong Royal Hospital where a golden horizontal inscribed board was granted by Emperor Xiaozhong, and Ancient Arhat Pine in Ancient Lotus Temple are all the relics of Southern Song Dynasty. You can also visit "eight scenic spots of Jinxi" and "eight scenic spots of Lotus Pond "built in Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Ancient Brick and Tile Museum, and Jinlong Private Garden known far and wide in Jinxi. Jinxi adjoins Shanghai in the east borders Suzhou in the west lies in the southwest of Kunshan city and is the southern gate of Jiangsu Province, so it has enjoyed the reputation of "township of the folk museum of China ". And numerous scenic spots and historical sites and rich accumulation of history and culture made Jinxi a famous town of history and culture in the Delta of Yangzi River. Jinxi was selected as one of Undiscovered China Attractions and Top 10 Things to Do in China.
Solo Adventure Tips:
Jinxi Ancient Town, Gunshan County, Suzhou City
How to Get There?
In Kunshan railway station you can take No. 107 bus to bus station and then take CMB to Jinxi with the journey of 40 minutes which costs you 6 Yuan. On every weekends or holidays, you can take chartered touring car to Jinxi in Shanghai Hongkou soccer stadium and Shanghai Stadium Drive by oneself: exit of Kunshan in Shanghai-Nanjing expressway - -Zhougong Road - -Jinxi
Ticket Price: 50 yuan/person
Openning Time: whole day
More Tips: Getting there from Kunshan: Tirst take a train to Kunshan City, then take Bus 107 from the Kunshan Railway Station to the bus station. There are buses from the Kunshan Bus Station to Jinxi, which costs 5.5 RMB for the 50 minutes journey. The earliest bus leaves around 6 am.
Getting There from Shanghai: There are several daily buses going directly to Jinxi from the Shanghai Long-Distance Bus Station. 2 buses leave at 8:30 am and 9:30 am respectively which cost 18 RMB. Every weekend and holidays, there are tourist buses to Jinxi from the Shanghai Kongkou Football Stadium and Shanghai Stadium.
Getting there from Kunshan: Tirst take a train to Kunshan City, then take Bus 107 from the Kunshan Railway Station to the bus station. There are buses from the Kunshan Bus Station to Jinxi, which costs 5.5 RMB for the 50 minutes journey. The earliest bus leaves around 6 am.
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