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Tongli Town

Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
+86 512 6331 1140
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Private Tour: Suzhou and Tongli Water Village from Shanghai
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Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Lifestyle Experience at Jinze Water...
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Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Town and Tuisi Garden from Shanghai
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Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Tongli is a small water village of ancient architecture a and arched bridges. A cansal boat ride enables you to see the sights from water level but a walk round the narrow streets enables you to get up close. Understandably very touristy so a visit...More

Thank Csider65
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A beautiful village. You must take a boat ride through the serene and historic canals that link many rivers in this architectural masterpiece. Beautiful people.

Thank Kezza-1013
Reviewed 18 October 2017

about an hour ride from suzhou center by subway - blue line 4 ancient town with water canals, a lot of chinese restaurants and gift shop suitable also for families with kids Since I saw better water town I great it only 3 stars

1  Thank Romhulio
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Generally viewed from the water the architecture was interesting insight into an earlier era of development.

Thank td2traveller
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Small village which sits astride a maze of canals. Water focused rural life was probably not quite as smart as this, but definitely worth a visit and maybe a ride down a canal. Keep your eyes open for cormorant fishermen.

1  Thank HullBuntz
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very beautiful old town; an overnight stay is best to avoid the crowds. We took the brand new subway line from central Suzhou to Tongli station. From there we took the official tourism shuttle bus to the old town's north entrance; the cost was 80-100RMB...More

2  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I’ve spent in this beautiful and peaceful 水城 a lovely day, the structure of this water small town reminds me of Chioggia, a maritime city in Italy, there are plenty small shops of food,souvenirs,books and also several small hotels along the canals, as well also...More

Thank Giulia C
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Thanks to my Chinese colleague who propose me to visit this very nice place. It was absolutely full of enjoyment two days in Tongli. A friendly place where you can find a lot of interesting things. I missed to have a tour on channels and...More

1  Thank Hikmet A
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Though we had a guide with us, we did not learn much about the town's history. Instead we learned more about how it is today. We took a short gondola ride, which was very peaceful, though it was sad to see the ospreys tied to...More

1  Thank Kris_K_D
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A quaint little water town 40 minutes outside of Suzhou offers a glimpse into the old China. Definitely worth a visit, or even to stay if you prefer a more quiet setting with a Venetian style atmosphere that Suzhou does not offer in a hurry....More

Thank PoonNana
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21 September 2017|
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Response from Jenni L | Reviewed this property |
Take line 4 all the way to Tongli, exit 2, and you can pay to get a bus into the ancient town. The 90 RMB bus fare covers the town's entry fee (normally 100 RMB, I believe) and gets you into several of the museums in the... More
9 March 2017|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
I was able to tale the bus to Tongli (I stayed at the Crowne Plaza - taxi to north station). Once at station took a bus to Tongli. The only bad was returning bus left at 3 - at least then (last August). Still about 5 hrs... More