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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 1 week ago

Generally viewed from the water the architecture was interesting insight into an earlier era of development.

Thank td2traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small village which sits astride a maze of canals. Water focused rural life was probably not quite as smart as this, but definitely worth a visit and maybe a ride down a canal. Keep your eyes open for cormorant fishermen.

Thank HullBuntz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful old town; an overnight stay is best to avoid the crowds. We took the brand new subway line from central Suzhou to Tongli station. From there we took the official tourism shuttle bus to the old town's north entrance; the cost was 80-100RMB...More

1  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve spent in this beautiful and peaceful 水城 a lovely day, the structure of this water small town reminds me of Chioggia, a maritime city in Italy, there are plenty small shops of food,souvenirs,books and also several small hotels along the canals, as well also...More

Thank Giulia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to my Chinese colleague who propose me to visit this very nice place. It was absolutely full of enjoyment two days in Tongli. A friendly place where you can find a lot of interesting things. I missed to have a tour on channels and...More

1  Thank Hikmet A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though we had a guide with us, we did not learn much about the town's history. Instead we learned more about how it is today. We took a short gondola ride, which was very peaceful, though it was sad to see the ospreys tied to...More

1  Thank Kris_K_D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint little water town 40 minutes outside of Suzhou offers a glimpse into the old China. Definitely worth a visit, or even to stay if you prefer a more quiet setting with a Venetian style atmosphere that Suzhou does not offer in a hurry....More

Thank PoonNana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Tongli on the metro and bus from Suzhou and Im so glad I made the trek. Real old China, preserved in a great way. Tourism traps with boats etc then same time a woman doing her washing in the canal. Really felt emotional...More

Thank rpowell91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very underwhelmed by this town. It has some quaint things to see, but is really touristy with lots of people wanting to sell you food or bike you around. It's not clear unless you are with a guide. We weren't. They give you...More

1  Thank Tattlertoni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took line 4 on the metro from Suzhou Industrial Park, many stops but a good/cheap journey. We couldn't work out the buses to the old town once there so opted for a taxi which was very cheap. Tickets to enter the old town are...More

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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
9 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