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Half Day Suzhou City Tour and Tongli Water Town Visit

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    Stop At: The Lingering Garden, NO. 338 Liuyuan Road, Jinchang Dist, Suzhou 215008 China

    Pick up service can be arranged at your hotel in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station, you will find a welcome signage.

    Your day tour starts at the Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing. A good place to let your mind and body rest.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Suzhou Silk, China, Jiangsu, Suzhou Shi, Wujiang Qu, Zhongchuan Rd, 竹行埭34

    Leter go for Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory, it shows the history of Suzhou silk and some ancient collections; the working spot, where you can see how the silk is made. Meanwhile it also describes the history of the development of Chinese silk response which further profound Chinese culture. In this factory you can not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some histories of silk in China.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tongli Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217 China

    After lunch, you will be transferred to Tongli water town, it is one of most famous ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta, which are famous for their rivers, ancient bridges and house complexes. Tongli occupies an area of 51 square miles (133 square kilometers) with a population of 55,000. The city is separated by 15 rivers into seven islets, which are connected through 49 ancient bridges. The most famous bridges among the 49 bridges in Tongli are the three bridges called Taiping (peace), Jili (luck) and Changqing (celebration) bridges, which has been important landmarks of the place and regarded as the sacred architecture by the locals. Tongli is located a short drive from Suzhou and about an hour drive outside of Shanghai. Tongli Water Town deserves its name of a “museum of ancient architectures” as there are many homes and temples dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Designed along the riverside and embellished with carved windows, porcelain furniture, figured clay bricks, flying eaves, dapper gardens and tiny stairs leading all the way down to the water, these complexes named Tongli Water Town could be a shining pearl among the water townships south of Yangtze.

    Drive you back to Suzhou train station or drop you off at Suzhou hotel after the tour is concluded.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Suzhou city Hotel or Suzhou Train station (If you plan to go back to Shanghai after the tour, you are recommend to book the train ticket that leaves for Shanghai at around 17:30-18:00)
    • Railway station pickup and drop-off at Suzhou railway station
    • Bottled water
    • Professional English & Chinese speaking tour guide
    • Private city transfer in Suzhou
    • Entrance Fee listed in the itinerary
    • Entry/Admission - The Lingering Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Tongli Town
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Round way train tickets are not included. (The best way is you can ask your hotel in Shanghai help you by the round way train tickets)
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Overall, this was a very relaxing and informative tour. Our tour guide Susan was extremely knowledgeable of all the sights and able to answer all of our questions. She speaks perfect English and because of her, the tour experience was outstanding. We never felt stressed and
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    Response from hangzhouprivatetour, Manager at Half Day Suzhou City Tour and Tongli Water Town Visit
    Responded 25 Oct 2018
    Dear Lucas, Thanks for your time and your excellent review for our tour guide Susan. All our tours are 100 flexible and customized based on your requirement, glad to hear you enjoyed the tour so much. We will keep making effort to provide unique tour experience to all our clients. Thanks again for choosing us. Look forward your next trip with us, we do tours in China! Sincerely yours, Sam/Bonnie Coordination Tourism Manager Website:suzhouprivatetour.com 24 Hours Hotline: +86 157 0009 4881 Wechat: fang1164145613 kpye. chinaprivatetour
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    • Duration: 6h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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