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Tongli Town

Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
+86 512 6331 1140
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Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
+86 512 6331 1140
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Billed as China's Venice, this attractive old town with its waterways and gardens is really quite attractive. Now very much a tourist town attracting large numbers of Chinese visitors, it manages to avoid the absolute tackiness of many tourist destinations. There are canal boats to...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice old town, maybe 1000 years... lot of canals, boat trip is funny. You can find lot of restaurants.

Thank eleka2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

TongLi is a quaint little town with labyrinth type street and tons of character. The people of this little ancient Venice-type city are very friendly. There are tons of little gems here to be found just hunt for Easter eggs and you'll find them.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice time walking around this little tourist town. Lots of little shops and cafes. Don't miss taking a boat ride. It is a lot of fun. It is a full day outing from Shanghai , through a lot of traffic but I...More

Thank TomFromBellaire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is undoubtedly a Gem in Suzhou. Nice quiet and calm alleys, soveniers shops, restaurants, coffee shops can be found here. The walk along the canals will surely refresh you. One can also take a boat ride. The ride time is 30 minutes. The...More

1  Thank Muhammad S
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Along the channels, gliding with a boat, in such a peaceful silence, we are glad to forget the noise of the cities we have been to in the other days. We had lunch in an one hundred years old tea house. All was perfect!

Thank Lenny B
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Traditional village houses & willows by the canals, historic towers & mansions, cleverly-designed gardens – Tong Li ancient town offers enough to keep you here all day. My only regret is that the place is also rather commercialized & touristy – rows and rows of...More

1  Thank Foot-Soldier-4
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Went with my friend as part of our China trip, we were staying in Suzhou so took the new metro line (4 I think it was - the dark blue one) all the way to the last stop which is tongli, cost us 7 rmb...More

2  Thank Karandak
Reviewed July 26, 2017

the architectures and town were historical and well preserved. Good thing of Tongli is it's much less commercial than Zhouzhuang but much more beautiful and elegant. Tuisiyuan is one of the most beautiful garden to visit. We visited in Feb and it was EXTREMELY COLD,...More

Thank Rose M
Reviewed July 24, 2017

We really enjoyed our time in this town/area. The canals are a great experience. The gondola ride, to me, is better than in Venice (perhaps not as romantic). But, there is so much going on, whether it's on the sides of the canals or in...More

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September 21, 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
March 8, 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