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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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  • Compare to chow zhong, I thing tong li is slightly better. You can find a very organized website to introduce chow zhong , but tongli is less commercial with less tourist group. You can still enjoy wa...  more »
  • Old Town is very good flow of people also many because of the Dragon Boat Festival holiday in the river to eat a potluck feel very comfortable watching the river caravan a ship across and many local aborigines in the same era as if through
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