Yixing is an excellent tourist city with reknowned Taihu scenic spots of Yangxian .The mountainous areas in the south have many limestone caves with strange scenes and unusual shapes. More than 80 limestone caves have been discovered,among which five are opened to the public.
Shanjuan Cave and Zhanggong Cave were opened to public in 1934. There are four national AAAA level scenic spots and three historical and cultural sites under the protection, among which Guoshan Tablet built in the first year of Wu Tianxi during the Three Kingdom period(D.C.276) is called "No.1 tablet in Jiangnan." Many historical remains of "Butterfly Lovers" around Shanjuan Cave attract tourists even more.Tianyi Resort by the side of Gehu Lake combines dining, accommodation and recreation together to be the biggest private garden in Jiangsu. Attention is paid to the protection of natural views and scenes to develop ecological tourism.
Daagonback Mountain Forest Park, Tuanjiu scenic spot and Shuifudi park are built taking advantage of hilly land at the side of the city and Jiubin water. A mountain-water tourist city is gradually formed with the feature of "A city in the mountains, the water in the city and people in the garden".