International Towing Tank Conference

28th ITTC in Wuxi, China, September 17 – 23, 2017


Sept. 22, 2017, Friday (Day 5)

08:30 Departure from InterContinental Hotel
09:00-10:00 Huishan Ancient Town & Jichang Garden, Wuxi

Huishan Ancient Town

Located at the foot of Huishan Hill and covering an area of 1 m2, Huishan Ancient Town, also known as “Open Museum” and “Cultural Thesaurus”, is famous for its magnificent natural scenes, long history and numerous antiques. It is an ecological scenic spot for appreciation of various local Wu cultures of ancestral temples, who’s who, fountain tea, gardens and clay figures. The town is rich in cultural relics of temples, fountains, gardens, ancestral memorial halls, rivers and trees of ancient times as well as cultural heritages of Huishan clay figures, Wuxi local embroidery, bamboo sculptures and temple fairs.

Jichang Garden, Wuxi

Located at the foot of Huishan Mountain in Wuxi City, Jichang Garden, also known as Qinyuan (literally, Qin Garden), was first built during the reign of Emperor Zhengde of the Ming Dynasty (1506-1521). Accommodated with a spring streaming directly from the Huishan Mountain, the garden is an ideal place to appreciate the magnificent splendor of Longguang Pagoda on the top of Xishan Mountain. The artificial rocks arranged along eastern foot of Huishan Mountain look just like the final part of the mountain chain. Of many attractive scenic spots, the most famous one is Baiyingjian (literally, the Stream with Eight Voices), which is renowned for the consummate craftsmanship in reduplication of hills. In short, the construction of this garden is none other than a model in making full use of the natural scene to please the visitors’ eyes.

10:00-11:00 The Clay Figurines Museum

The Clay Figurines Museum is located in Wuxi Huishan ancient town, and 1.4 kilometers from city center. Built on the former location of Wuxi Huishan Clay Figurine Factory, the two-storey museum covers a floor area of 12000 sqm, among which the total exhibition area is 8000 sqm. The architectural appearance was built from the design of a famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The whole architecture maintains the original feature of traditional architectures in the south of the Yangtze River . The Museum has collected exquisite clay figurines of various periods from domestic 13 most representative hometowns of the clay figurine, including Beijing, Tianjing, Hebei, Shaanxi, Shanxi, etc. Travelers can closely appreciate the astonishing works from those masters.

11:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Back to InterContinental