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Tongli Town

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Reviewed yesterday

Thanks to reviewers here so we took subway Line 4 to Tongli Station, followed the sign "to Tongli Ancient Town" to walk to an exit, saw a counter inside subway station selling ticket for 80 or 88RMB (ticket showed 100RMB) including round trip bus. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wsea3h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very cool boat ride. I am not sure exactly how the paddle works, but it was very cool to take it through the little town. It seems like that was one of the only things to do there. We also had time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A water town 1-1/2 to 2 hra from Shanghai, a visit is worth your while. Leave you in awe. Serene,peaceful, ancient, and a diff kind of tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Johnny L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike its more popular cousins Zhujiajiao and Zhouchuang, Tongli is quieter but just as nice. The picturesque water town is a little further than the rest but is easily accessible by MRT. We took about an hour to reach it from Suzhou. What really struck...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Edlimkl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is fun to walk around the town and to explore. Plenty of restaurants and shops to visit. A unique experience while touring China.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HappyMinski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very pretty and quiet place. Travelling on a boat is fantastic.There are many small shops and guset house along the river. It would be a good idea to stay in the guest house of one night.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BillieLee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Half the shops were closed , maybe because of the season and it’s December. Clean/ unique in its own way. If you are looking for a water town with its much original decor / environment retained with some elements of history and culture this can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Bertramkhoo
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful water town like a Venice of china.. still petty and not so commercialised as compare to Zhou Zhuang. Less crowded compare to other place and enjoy the stroll on the old Ming and Qing style shopping street. You can take a river cruise and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank agoh69
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Very cool place built along several canals. Lots of shopping and eating places. Wander the alleys for some of the best bargains. Take a boat ride to get a unique perspective. Would be a cool place to stay for a couple of days.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pbnc63
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Tongli Water Town, although very 'touristy', still has people living and working next to the canals. You see locals, washing clothes (and some food) in the water, as you pass by on a very reasonably price boat trip around the waterways. A great place to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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
9 March 2017|
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Response from 716BrianC | 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