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Tongli Town

Closes in 26 min: 07:30 - 17:30
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Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tongli is a village in the Suzhou area. Easily accessible from Shanghai or Suzhou, it makes a great day trip. The buildings and waterways have been reconstructed to create a prosperous village as it might have been 100 years ago. There are homes stores, temples,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Townley C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last two days of Lunar New Year brings fortune gods blessing and lion/dragon dances. We loved it! The town is great to walk around, try different foods, see amazing pieces of history and really take in a different view of Chinese culture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stephanie70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visitng hot spots where Crazily crowded, time to experience very warm and small local town with full of delicious food Never get tired od walking around the town, experience local people's life style, try delicious local food, feeling of warm welcome by town rather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Exploretheworld19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to reviewers here so we took subway Line 4 to Tongli Station, followed the sign "to Tongli Ancient Town" to walk to an exit, saw a counter inside subway station selling ticket for 80 or 88RMB (ticket showed 100RMB) including round trip bus. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Wsea3h
Reviewed 6 January 2019

This was a very cool boat ride. I am not sure exactly how the paddle works, but it was very cool to take it through the little town. It seems like that was one of the only things to do there. We also had time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

A water town 1-1/2 to 2 hra from Shanghai, a visit is worth your while. Leave you in awe. Serene,peaceful, ancient, and a diff kind of tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Johnny L
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Unlike its more popular cousins Zhujiajiao and Zhouchuang, Tongli is quieter but just as nice. The picturesque water town is a little further than the rest but is easily accessible by MRT. We took about an hour to reach it from Suzhou. What really struck...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Edlimkl
Reviewed 1 January 2019

It is fun to walk around the town and to explore. Plenty of restaurants and shops to visit. A unique experience while touring China.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HappyMinski
Reviewed 26 December 2018

This is a very pretty and quiet place. Travelling on a boat is fantastic.There are many small shops and guset house along the river. It would be a good idea to stay in the guest house of one night.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BillieLee
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

Half the shops were closed , maybe because of the season and it’s December. Clean/ unique in its own way. If you are looking for a water town with its much original decor / environment retained with some elements of history and culture this can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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28 February 2018|
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Response from YKLDon | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it depends how much you want to see in Suzhou, that will decide how long you would stay. I would stay a night or 2 as visiting the water town would take up about 5-6 hours and some of the tourist places will close by... More
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
8 March 2017|
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Response from 716BrianC | 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