It's no surprise the area around Siming is so popular with travelers from all over the world; the surrounding region has been blessed with great sights and attractions. You'll also find Dongtai, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north, and Qintong 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the north.
Should the weather turns nasty; don't panic, Jiangsu is home to plenty of indoor craft workshops, guaranteed to keep culture vultures entertained and dry.
No getaway is complete without a good dose of relaxation. Picnicking is one of the activities they do to relax in this region and cycling is another.
Learning the local language is the best way to understand a different culture so be sure to equip yourself with a few handy Mandarin phrases in the weeks before you leave. "Nǐ yào bú yào gēn wǒ tiàowǔ" is the Mandarin way to say "Would you like todance with me?" "This gentleman/lady will pay for everything" is another good one know, so try getting your mouth around "Zhèiwèi xiānsheng huì qīngdān"
All things have to end, but be rest assured, when you're ready to leave the region, you'll be leaving with special memories and keepsakes to treasure.