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Tongli Town, Suzhou

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Originally named Futu, Tongli Town holds the title as one of China's best-preserved water towns with millennia-old history. Explore the venerable streets where poets, painters, and scholars gathered to contribute to the nation's culture. Situated between five lakes and fifteen rivers, the ancient stone bridges connect different parts of the island town, and each bears a poetic name. As you walk through the alleys, inspect the ancient architecture built between the rule of Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). Visit the spectacular gardens known for their harmonious and compact design. To visit Tongli Town and other attractions in Suzhou, use our Suzhou trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Between Shanghai and Suzhou, a short train ride from Suzhou, Tongli Ancient Town is like a Chinatown inside a Chinese city, and it's like stepping back into the past, around a thousand years, without....  more
    Between Shanghai and Suzhou, a short train ride from Suzhou, Tongli Ancient Town is like a Chinatown inside a Chinese city, and it's like stepping back into the past, around a thousand years, without....  more »
  • Unfortunately we visited on one of the hottest days of the year so far. The people were welcoming and there was a lot of information about the sights. I hope to return in the spring when the weather.....  more
    Unfortunately we visited on one of the hottest days of the year so far. The people were welcoming and there was a lot of information about the sights. I hope to return in the spring when the weather.....  more »

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