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Private Tour: Suzhou and Tongli Water Village from Shanghai

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    Stop At: Tongli Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217 China

    Meet your guide in the lobby at your Shanghai accommodations at 8:30am. Board the private vehicle and begin your journey to Tongli Water Village. The drive will take about 90 mins. Tongli Water Village t is known for a system of canals, it also has been given the nickname "Venice of the East". The place retains many of the features of an ancient Wu region town.

    After your visit in Tongli Water Town for about one and half hours, it's now time for an authentic Chinese lunch. Try some very unique dishes for example "eight treasure duck"(optional), which is a traditional Chinese dish, that's first marinated, fried, stuffed with 8 different ingredients (hence, the "treasures" or "jewels" of the dish) before it's steamed or braised till soft and falling off the bone.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shantang Street, Jinchang District, Suzhou 215008 China

    Your first destination in the afternoon is Shantang, its original layout has been there for 1,200 years, featuring houses with white washed walls and black tiles and a canal which runs along the street.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Lingering Garden, NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008 China

    Next, heading to the Lingering Garden, the most famous ancient garden in Suzhou. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will have the opportunity to stroll the pathways, taking plenty of pictures along the way.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, No.94 Nanmen Road, Canglang District, Suzhou 215007 China

    Afterwards, visit a neighboring silk factory that holds a nearly 100-year old history. Observing the process of silk reeling, silk weaving, and finally silk quilt making. You will be amazed by how the silk are made by zero.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotel in central Shanghai.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Tongli Town
    • Entry/Admission - The Lingering Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I went to Suzhou and Tongli on a one day trip booked with China Highligths. Booking online was very easy, and everything organized upon request. My guide was Sophie Lee, speaking very good english, professional and with good knowledge about those places. Humble Administrator
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    Having spent the day before with Cindy doing a "Food & Fabric Tour" in Shanghai with another couple (who knew that warm soy milk was so delicious), we decided to spend the next day with Cindy touring the Water Towns.Everything was arranged, from transportation to/from our hotel,
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    • Duration: 9h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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