Yixing, Jiangsu Province, is a county-level city with a population of 1.24 million.

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Yixing is on the west side of Lake Tai and is almost at the centre of the triangle consisting of Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou. The bullet trains on the Nanjing–Hangzhou Intercity Railway route now connect Yixing to those two cities.

Expressways connect Yixing with all main cities in the Yangtze Delta. There are two main routes, the Nanjing-Shanghai Expressway and Nanjing-Hangzhou Expressway.

There are buses to most major cities nearby -

The distances between Yixing and international airports in this area are:

Hongqiao International Airport 190 km, 2-hour-drive;
Pudong International Airport 242 km, 2.5-hour-drive;
Lukou International Airport 108 km, 1.5-hour-drive;
Xiaoshan International Airport 180 km, 2-hour-drive;
Sunan Shuofang International Airport 95 km, 1-hour-drive.


Some attractions include -

and a number of other caves and parks.


Yixing teapot

Yixing is famous for stoneware, especially teapots, made from the local clay.

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