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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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  • 非常悠闲的一个古镇。 古镇就在吴江那边, 开车过去十分钟。 里面,相当古色古香。 在去同里大饭店喝个下午茶。 挺好的。  more »
  • Relatively quiet compared to the other more popular water towns, but just.a s beautiful! Tagged as Venice of the East, this is a must visit place near Suzhou.  more »
  • Took a bus from Suzhou to Tongli. Wasnt able to figure out the small commuter tram to the town so I walked. Great place to visit. Took the water boat tour (was great and relaxing). Lots of photo momen...  more »