Tongli Town

Tongli Town, Suzhou: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Tongli Town Reviews: 4.5/5

Tongli Town
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
An ancient canal town
Aug 2021
This was a town of the Wu clan. It is an exceptionally beautiful area when lit up an night. We had an enjoyable evening walking the area and shopping.
Written August 22, 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Ok Water Town
Apr 2021 • Couples
We did not find the water town as exciting as we though we would and the area is very touristy. If you have the time and really want to see it then do go but we felt that there were better things to see in Suzhou.

To get here take the metro to Tongli station (about 1 hour by metro) and go towards exit 10 to find the ticket buying booth. Tickets cost 88 RMB per person and from there you can take a shuttle (included with the ticket cost) for 15 minutes to Tongli Town. If you go here expect to spend an hour or two.
Written July 6, 2021
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Kristine K
93 contributions
Splendid Day Trip
Nov 2020
One of the very best scenic areas for numerous reasons. A little touristy, but walk off the beaten path and see the "real world water town". People are friendly. Plenty of diners to eat at, numerous hotels/rooms for rent, several tea & coffee houses and shopping as well as historical sites to visit. Have green qr code, your passport, and 100 CNY for entrance fee. Recommend avoiding weekends & holidays, if possible go on a weekday. Plan to spend an entire day. Recommend staying a night to enjoy both the day & night scene. The area is clean, well maintained. Numerous restroom facilities available. Worth the 2 hour drive from city center. This water town has a calm, easy going vibe. Wear flat comfortable shoes, the walkways & streets were paved with numerous size pavers/stones & can be a little tricky in areas and would not recommend strollers, too bumpy. The tree lined canals are beautiful.
Written November 17, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Over hype, Touristy
May 2019
Took the metro train here and then took a 10 min ride on a tricycle bike to Tongli from the station. The driver just dropped us near the town and not at the entrance and we had to walk and asked for directions to reach the entrance. Actually, there was a cheap bus service from the station to Tongli which we took when we had to return to the station. You had to pay an entrance fee to enter this town, more like a village. Not so cheap. Crowded with tourists. Very commercial old town and not so authentic. We had the feeling it was all geared for the tourist. Found a better old water town in Shanghai which was more laid back and entrance was free.
Written April 5, 2020
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MozaicV
Farnham, UK26 contributions
F A B U L O U S!!!
Nov 2019 • Business
must see visually in order to appreciate the fascinating breath taking views there is;
It was indeed a once in a lifetime opportunity that I am greatly honoured to experienced such great journey
Written March 15, 2020
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EricTanJJ
Penang, Malaysia8 contributions
Wonderful stroll for a day or two in Tongli
Jan 2020
Tongli Gu Zhen is a scenic and nice place to hang out. We stayed the night in one of the old buildings which is modified to become an inn. The host are pleasant. me and wife had a night stroll and it's safe. Our travel date is 4th-5th Jan and its winter time. Some of the lighting may not be fully turned on as the locals call it the "low peak" period. However the main light attractions at night are still very delightful to watch. woke up in the 2nd morning and the breakfast shops are awesome. There are variety of food to choose from even for lunch. The buildings are nicely designed. Definitely worth the time there!
Written March 5, 2020
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Chris
Suzhou, China328 contributions
Good for a day out
Oct 2019 • Friends
Tongli is a nice place to spend a day, you can just wonder along the canals, have some beers, browse the local merchants and have some nice food.

Summer is definitely better than winter.
Written January 27, 2020
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Jenny J
Perth, Australia556 contributions
Worth the trip, do a boat cruise
Oct 2019
We loved our day here. We had a leisurely trip down the river on a boat and walked around the town. We enjoyed our local food and there were lots of great photo opportunities. We didn't bother paying extra to see the fisherman use the birds to catch fish but this is available should you wish to.
Written January 14, 2020
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DihindraTashvindra
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17 contributions
Scenic place
Jan 2020 • Solo
Nice scenic place to visit. Would have been better if no rain and good weather. Entrance fee is RMB88 inclusive of shuttle from Tongli Subway terminal
Written January 11, 2020
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JS&BS
Manchester, UK80 contributions
Difficult to find from bus station
Oct 2019
We had some difficulty finding the water town. We purchased entrance tickets from the ticket office at the bus station but the directions we were given there were worse than useless. Fortunately a helpful local person took pity on us and helped us get to the water town area.
Written January 10, 2020
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