The Port of Taicang and Jiangsu Province enjoy a beautiful location on the Yangtze River Delta. Located in one of China's richest agricultural regions, the Port of Taicang is surrounded by beautiful rivers and picturesque mountains. The region around the Port of Taicang has a rich 2400-year history of prosperity and cultural sophistication. Local cuisine makes the Port of Taicang a popular stop for travelers. Spring and fall are the best times to visit the Port of Taicang, although the climate is comfortable throughout the year.
The Port of Taicang has a warm humid climate with moderate rainfall and four distinct seasons. The average annual temperature in the Port of Taicang is about 15°C (60°F), and it gets about 100 centimeters of precipitation each year. The rainy season peaks in June and July.
The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. With the Yellow River, the Yangtze River is known as the cradle of China's civilization. Today, the Yangtze River Delta is the country's most prosperous area. With beautiful natural scenery and impressive historic structures lining the river, the Yangtze has attracted world-class cruise companies that carry travelers up and down the river.
The Port of Taicang's Jincang Lake is an artificial wetland park of six square kilometers (2.3 square miles) with a 60-hectare lake in the center. Many man-made streams flow through the park. The park is a popular gathering place in the Port of Taicang for people who want to enjoy nature. This Port of Taicang park is open from 8am until 5pm daily.
The Yuanhuayuan Villa in the Port of Taicang features the best garden in the Yangtze River's southern region. More than 40 thousand flowers and 400 varieties of peonies blossom there each spring. The grounds contain areas for recreational activities, and the Villa also offers beautiful views of the river. Open from 8am until 5pm, the Yuanhuayuan Villa in the Port of Taicang has a small admission fee.
The Port of Taicang is proud to be home to the Residence of Zhang Pu, an author who wrote classic Chinese essays during the Ming Dynasty. Built about 400 years ago, the home is a cultural relic protected by the province. The well-preserved historic residence contains writing exhibits of Zhang Pu. The compound has three courtyards and outstanding examples of ancient Chinese architecture. The Port of Taicang's residence of Zhang Pu is open from 9am until 5:30pm daily.