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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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  • Wuzhen, Tongli, Jinxi, Zhujiajiao visit each other in a single day and are very similar for me these cities provided you get a little into the maze of alleys to escape the tourists are much nicer than Suzhou the favorite city of the Chinese commutes especially for its lake and its silk workshops. In Tongli there was an interesting museum of sex but it disappeared, bought by a new rich who made it his private property
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  • One can feel and see Ancient China here. It will make one appreciate how people lived here before and even up to now. Though it’s quite far from the Suzhuo main train station but it’s worth the visit....  more »
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