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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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  • See it is a lot. I went by bus from Shanghai. Until the time of return bus tourism in five hours. Leisurely shopping and become over time. Speciality is the comb made from freshwater pearls or Buffalo Horn. Food is also delicious, sauteed local vegetables and duck dishes, all cooked pork was delicious.
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  • TongLi old town is a nice day trip destination from Suzhou albeit it's getting touristy. Go early to have a peaceful and leisurely stroll around the water town or stay overnight in one of the inn or h...  more »
  • Summer out, there is really no shade of the place, will be dead, suggesting spring and autumn travel. The food here is still quite a lot, but commercialization is really serious. Basically is a variety of stores, special snacks or some.
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