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Tongli Town, Suzhou

Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • One of the very best scenic areas for numerous reasons. A little touristy, but walk off the beaten path and see the "real world water town". People are friendly. Plenty of diners to eat at, numerous.....  more »
  • Took the metro train here and then took a 10 min ride on a tricycle bike to Tongli from the station. The driver just dropped us near the town and not at the entrance and we had to walk and asked for....  more »
  • must see visually in order to appreciate the fascinating breath taking views there is; It was indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am greatly honoured to experienced such great journey  more »

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