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Tongli Town

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Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shops, restaurants and homes along the canal makes this a nice place to take a stroll. It is a short visit that doesn't require a lot of walking. Our guide, Ocean helped us find a restaurant for lunch.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic old water town. Quite scenic and very old. Charming to watch the boats navigate the canals. Could be a Chinese Venice or Amsterdam. Well worth a visit.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to Tongli water town from Shanghai (about 1hr 30mins) and came with an English speaking guide. We chose it because it is less crowded, people still live there and it is one of the oldest of the water towns that you can visit...More

1  Thank TWgo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tongli is a long way out of Shanghai but well worth the visit. it is another ancient town but so different and is a little "Venice of the east" complete with gondolas. There are no vehicles in the old town with the walkways running beside...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely water town on the way to Suzhou. It makes you feel like a time traveler into the past. The very first restaurant that you see is a hundred years old. You can go up to the upstairs to listen the ancient...More

Thank Amthu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After fighting with masses of tourists in China for the past two weeks, I arrived early at Tongli at 10am (left Suzhou around 8:30) and was happy that there wasn’t such a big crowd (end-October). The tourists did arrive but it was still ok. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very similar to the other water towns we have visited around Shanghai. Nice for a day out. 100rmb to enter and visit all the attractions. Only thing that put us off were a few idiots who need to look after animals better. There was a...More

Thank alexkV5183UG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a half day trip with a tour guide to this water town outside Shanghai. I had done some research to choose a water town to visit, and Tongli seemed like it would be less touristy than some of the others. We went on...More

1  Thank jeanniedc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While a little touristy, Tongli is easily accessible from Suzhou using the metro. Ignore the tat and people offering to take you on a tour of the town on their bikes. Head out on foot and enjoy exploring. Just be careful not to eat at...More

1  Thank HelloEm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tongli is a bijou little town, crisscrossed by canals, and a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of nearby Shanghai. Step aboard one of the wooden boats and your oarsman will take you through the quiet canals, under the stone bridges and past...More

Thank Elaine T
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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