Sunan Shuofang International Airport is an airport that serves the cities of Wuxi and Suzhou, which are located in southern Jiangsu Province, China. The airport is located in Shuofang Subdistrict distancing about 12km southeast of Wuxi and 22km northwest of Suzhou. The Sunan Shuofang International Airport was built in the year 1955 for military use. Commercial flights only started its operations in the year 2004. Sunan Shuofang International Airport was formerly known as Wuxi Shuofang Airport. The name change occurred in November 2010 and is now co-owned by the governments of Wuxi, Suzhou, and Jiangsu Province.
Pán Gate Scenic Area - Travellers will see this location at Suzhou and it is basically where a stretch of the city wall that straddles the outer most in the southwest corner where the only remaining original coiled gate called Pán Gate, which dates from 1355. The said overgrown double-walled water gate was used for controlling waterways, with defensive positions at the top. Travellers can see from the gate the exquisite arched Wúmén Bridge (Wúmén Qiáo) to the east, the long moat and the crumbling Ruìguāng Pagoda which was constructed in 1004.
Memorial Hall of The Nánjīng Massacre - This memorial can be found in Nanjing and is the representation of the atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers against the civilian population during the occupation of Nánjīng in 1937. The documentations include pictures of actual executions, many of which were taken by Japanese army photographers, and a gruesome viewing hall built over a mass grave of massacre victims.
Sūzhōu Museum - The Suzhou is a modern interpretation of a Sūzhōu garden, which has a confluence of water, bamboo and clinical geometry. Travellers will see the inside has a variety of jade, ceramics, wooden carvings, textiles and other displays, all with good English captions. Flipflops are not allowed and travellers are encouraged to look out for the boxwood statue of Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), which dates back from the republican period.
How to get around within Wuxi
Travellers who are planning to commute in Jiangsu Province will be delighted that at Shanghai-Nanjing corridor, there are available very high-frequency rail services. Jiangsu is along the Jinghu Railway from Beijing to Shanghai, as well as the high speed line between the two cities completed in 2011.
How to get there
Those who are planning to travel to Jiangsu Province can book their flights directly to the Sunan Shuofang International Airport. Travellers can book the cheapest flights from the Skyscanner website, where there are many available airlines operating from Sunan Shuofang International Airport. Among these airlines are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Lucky Air, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, and Tianjin Airlines.
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