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Tongli Town

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Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing beautiful. It really is worth 100 rmb. The place offers a lot of gift shops, restaurants, and snack vendors. It also offers boat ride for 90 rmb per boat. The best part is a costumes dress up picture offer by tongli vendors . The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will let the photos do the talking. On that note, I would recommend reaching there early in the morning to avoid the crowds, as the tourists, particularly the tour groups, start coming in droves after 12pm. Making a day trip from Shanghai to Tongli...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is advertised as the venice of the orient/east. It's truly pretty. If you have been to Hoi An in Vietnam, there is some similarity with the water and the proliferation of red lanterns. After lunch, we meandered around the small shops, obligatory boat ride...More

Thank Perthluv2travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 6:47 G trains from Shanghai, it took 33minutes to reach Suzhuobhei station. We had breakfast at Starbucks. Was reading prior departure to take the bus to Tongli but since we couldn’t locate the bus though there was a bus station, went there...More

Thank Experience204621
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very recommendable old chinese water town great atmosphere, still many old building which aren't so perfect mixed with very well restored buildings. Many good restaurants with reasonable pricing. Best time is in the morning from 06:00 to 10:00 - its very quiet and only locals...More

Thank sauraumpfa
Reviewed 19 August 2018

WOW, what a beautiful place! Tongli is beautiful, relatively unmodernized, and surprisingly devoid of hordes of tourists. I'll attach some photos and let those images speak for themselves. Before our visit, we had considered visiting some of the other water towns including Zhujiajiao. Jolin, our...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

The Tongli Town in the afternoon is quite bustling with people and quite touristy to say the least. Its surely quite popular, but we preferred the Xitang ancient water village in comparison.

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This water town in suzhou is wonderful old city with canals and water ways ...many smal bridges many historic sites and many side ways with shops.. Take the bout tour for 90 rmb Take cycle tour for 5 stops by every historic spot and walk...More

Thank saad m
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this water town as it has many different historic buildings. I however recommend that if you visit in the summer bring water as the heat can be quite extreme if you come from a cool climate. There are a number of different...More

Thank FalconLord
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We took the Metro to Tongli station and went to Exit 10 as others have said. What we did not know was that Tongli Water Town offers a senior discount. The lady at the booth asked our ages and one of us qualified. We bought...More

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28 February 2018|
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Response from YKLDon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it depends how much you want to see in Suzhou, that will decide how long you would stay. I would stay a night or 2 as visiting the water town would take up about 5-6 hours and some of the tourist places will close by... More
21 September 2017|
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Response from Jenni L | Reviewed this property |
Take line 4 all the way to Tongli, exit 2, and you can pay to get a bus into the ancient town. The 90 RMB bus fare covers the town's entry fee (normally 100 RMB, I believe) and gets you into several of the museums in the... More
8 March 2017|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
I was able to tale the bus to Tongli (I stayed at the Crowne Plaza - taxi to north station). Once at station took a bus to Tongli. The only bad was returning bus left at 3 - at least then (last August). Still about 5 hrs... More