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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. Using our international travel planner, Suzhou attractions like Tongli Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I've not been to the other watertowns so I can't compare. But Tongli watertown (or ancient town as the sign says) was really beautiful. Getting there was easy. I just took a bus at the Suzhou Bus Stat...  more »
  • 江南六大古鎮之一的同里古鎮離家只有20分鍾的車程,但老婆說這次要來去住一晚,好好感受一下古鎮的fu,真是好浪漫!既然要在古鎮待一晚,那當然要找有古鎮人文特色的酒店⋯「天易居」絕對符合這個設定,這個有著260多年歷史的古宅,曾是退思園的一部份,詩意江南特色的白牆黛瓦、乾淨樸實,古色古香,絕對值得感受一宿⋯ 
  • A charming canal town not far from Suzhou and close to the Grand canal. Nice bridges, a lot of restaurants and shops