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Tongli Town, Suzhou

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Originally named Futu, Tongli Town holds the title as one of China's best-preserved water towns with millennia-old history. Explore the venerable streets where poets, painters, and scholars gathered to contribute to the nation's culture. Situated between five lakes and fifteen rivers, the ancient stone bridges connect different parts of the island town, and each bears a poetic name. As you walk through the alleys, inspect the ancient architecture built between the rule of Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). Visit the spectacular gardens known for their harmonious and compact design. To visit Tongli Town and other attractions in Suzhou, use our Suzhou trip itinerary builder app .
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  • 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 u...  more »
  • I went to golden green. The sky blue of the Canal and the lantern of the red and green boat ride while watching the old building would be nice. You can enjoy the good old China. Tongli station on subway line 4. Station is vacant, no taxis to use is not on the way back from the old town by taxi 10 minutes cheap Suzhou direct return so helpful.
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  • 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.  more »

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