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“Tongli Water Town”
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Tongli Town
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Private Day Tour: Suzhou and Tongli Water Village from Shanghai
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Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Lifestyle Experience at Jinze Water...
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Private Day Trip to Tongli Water Town and Tuisi Garden from Shanghai
Ranked #2 of 351 things to do in Suzhou
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Tongli is best accessed via a public bus from the main bus station. Taxis are expensive and you need to get them to wait while you tour as there are very few to get back to Suzhou.

The town is very picturesque but also awfully touristy. The famous Sex Museum is a bit of a waste of time and money. There are some nice gardens to visit included in the general admission.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

It remind me of Venice but for this water town houses they are more tradition and still keeping their culture. River is well maintain and a bit of the river adour

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is a pretty large place. A bit on the touristy side for us, but overall, it was a very nice thing to do on vacation. It does come off a bit more like a major shopping attraction, but at least you will have lots of eating opportunities as well. Be prepared for lots of walking and some of the alleyways are pretty narrow. The Temple was nice if you make it out towards the dock area.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were a bit disappointed because of how commercialized it seemed - paid for a trolley to the old town, paid to get in and then ran a gamut of souvenir shops. Inside it is much like Pingjiang Road in Suzhou. You can pay to watch cormorants fish, lots of cafes.

Thank John B
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

There are many water town to visit in Suzhou, but I chose Tongli since it's easy to reach via bus at Long Distance Coach Bus.
There are not many tourist when I went there, so many of the attractions spot near empty.
The canal was beautiful and most of attractions were historical building which I find boring after visiting 3 or 4 places.
You can also hire the boat for 90 RMB

1  Thank Marry_Kusuma
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