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“Water village”
Review of Tongli Town

Tongli Town
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Private Suzhou Day Tour of Lingering Garden and...
Ranked #5 of 356 things to do in Suzhou
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is not the best water village in this area but easy to access from Suzhou. Can make a boat tour (30mn and 90 Rmb whatever number of persons). Dining alongside the canal in evening is nice.

Thank Emmanuel L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high as it is described as a Venice type place with buildings on the water. People do live there and apparently Chinese go there for birthdays and celebrations because it is certainly different but the buildings need cleaning up. White buildings look bad with black mould. There are lots of small food places and things to buy towards the outside. Scooters were honking constantly trying to drive through pedestrians The water tour is short but interesting because you can see into houses and cafes. Try not to go there on a Sunday by motorway from Shanghai as it could take 3 hours not one and a half. Check for festivals like the Tomb sweeping festival when even more people are on the road. We had lunch at the Nanyuan Tea House which is a historic building on the edge just to the right of the entrance. It was average food but there is a reasonable toilet outside. It is very dark on the first floor but upstairs is much lighter with a number of large groups eating there.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A must see when you’re in Suzhou, however be aware of very large groups of chinese visitors ! Best is to visit on a monday or tuesday, early morning . Do take a canal boat tour ! It’s certainly not the venice of the east, but still very nice to see.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Another great garden each section you go through archways, you need to take a guide to give you the history the houses were built to give the impression that they are in water on little islands the view from one of the balconies is spectacular as the photograph shows, well worth a visit.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Water towns are a great feature of this part of China; canals with bridges, little streets branching left and right, history laid out and cared for, occasional public opera performances, street food and boat trips. Excellent traditional gardens and old preserved houses. And pedestrianised (except for local scooters, care!). Go in the week if possible; less street food, maybe, but you won't be dodging quite as many crowds.

Thank AlanC C
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