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Tongli Town

Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
+86 512 6331 1140
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  • Average9%
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“sex museum” (24 reviews)
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Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Easily accessible from Suzhou via the metro system although it will take well over 2 hours from centre of town. Once you arrive there is a tour desk but you may also take a taxi or Didi from the terminal subway station. We traveled there...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My 2GFs and I loved this place! We almost opted for another canal town, but I am glad we did it after a long day touring Suzhou with our amazing tour guide Sunny who drove us in his car from Shanghai and helped us to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on an excursion to Tongli as part of our Shanghai visit. This is a town known as the Venice of the East and it certainly lives up to its name. Very narrow sidewalks and very pretty canals. We took a nice gondola ride...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really easy to get to from Suzhou. Line 4 metro . Then bus 725. There are signs once you get out of Tongli metro to bus stop 725. Bus is 2 dollars .

Thank Gail E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s overrated to call this the Venice of China, but it is a pleasant old village with pretty canals. Be sure to watch out for the ticket booth, or you’ll have to backtrack a fair distance to get back to it. The area is larger...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many say that this is a (Chinese) tourist trap and I have read reviews about dilapidated and molded wall houses. We did not visit Tongli in a tour group for 3 hours but actually stayed there for 3 days and there is much more to...More

2  Thank AlexPOxford_UK
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You need a few hours to enjoy Tongli and the lovely rivers. It costs 100 to get in the old part and after that all sights are free. Please note that the sex museum which is mentioned in the Lonely Planet is now permanently closed....More

3  Thank ruth w
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

You can get to this area by bus. But be warned it’s not a short walk from the bus stop. We didn’t know and when we asked we were just to walk around the corner and all the way down the street. We were about...More

Thank Jen B
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

During my China trip I was visiting 2 water towns. One was Tongli, the other Nanxun. Both are listed as "least" commercial compared to the bigger and more built up ancient towns in the Sozhou area. Both towns are very different, both beautiful, but have...More

Thank Brigit B
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Tongli is one of the old water villages in Suzhou and perhaps is the one nearest to the city centre. If you take a car the trip will take around one hour. Quite like many old heritages in China it is too commercialised. With a...More

Thank Francis W
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998linda
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
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Jaquiwel
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
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Grace827
9 March 2017|
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Response from Brian C | 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
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