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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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  • The hotel concierge recommended to visit Tongli which does not disappoint. It's less crowded and commercialized relatively as compared to the more well known Zhou Zhuang. It's accessible by subway.....  more »
  • Visited Tongli in the low season and glad I was able to walk around without being afraid of being pushed into the waters. The waters here are much cleaner than the one I saw in Wuzhen but that was...  more »
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