One of the most interesting tourist attractions here is the Wuxi Movie/TV production base, which is known as "Oriental Hollywood".
Built in 1987, it is China's first park themed on movie/TV culture and tourism. It is also one of the first 5A class tourism attractions in China.
It contains a cluster of large-scale classical constructions: the Three Kingdom City, the Shuihu City and the Tang City, and also features performers who take visitors back to fascinating times of past glory.
Based on historical records, Tang City copies the architecture style used during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) in stunning detail.
The Shuihui City duplicates the Song Dynasty (960-1279) period and Three Kingdoms City includes buildings reflecting the style and structure of the Han Dynasty (220-206 BC).
In order to film Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the King of Wu's Palace, the Ganlu Temple, the Cao Cao's Army Camp and the Seven Star Altar were all specially built.
There are film and TV series crews working here throughout the whole year. In addition, some interesting activities allow tourists to have communication with the stars they like, which has become one of the major activities held in the base.
● Location: Dafu town, West Shanshui Road, Binhu district
● Ticket: Town of Three Kingdoms 90 yuan;Wuxi City Water Margin 85 yuan; 150 yuan/person for ticket packages
● Open hours: 7:30 am-6:00 pm
● Public transportation: Take bus No. K82 at Wuxi railway station
● Recommended schedule:
09:00 am Visit the Town of Three Kingdoms
10:00 am Watch the live-action show of Three Heroes Fighting against Lu Bu
10:30 am Watch the show of Celebration at the Bronze Swallow Terrace
11:00 am Boat on Taihu Lake and visit the Palace of the King of Wu Kingdom and the Ganlu Temple
1:00 pm Visit the "capital" and "prefectures and counties" of the Town of the Outlaws of the Marsh
2:00 pm Watch the stunt show of Hot Blooded
3:00 pm Visit the "Liangshan" and the "Juyi Hall"
The Town of Three Kingdoms
It was built by CCTV station for producing the TV series adapted from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It is located at the foot of a beautiful mountain along Taihu Lake. There are shows adapted from stories in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Among them, the most popular one should be the show of Three Heroes Fighting against Lu Bu. The shows are put on at 10:00 am and 4:00 pm every day.
The Town of Tang Dynasty
It was built for making the TV series titled Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty and the film titled Imperial Consort Yang. It has splendid and magnificent architectures and imitations of imperial gardens from the Tang Dynasty. In the "Imperial Garden", there is a wall painting named Rise and Fall of Tang Dynasty, which is the longest purple-sand wall painting of China. Every day, shows adapted from the stories of Emperor Xuanzong and Imperial Consort Yang are put on here.