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Tongli Town

Closes in 18 min: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Wujiang District, Suzhou 215217, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This one is closest from Suzou city center to visit comparing to the other 2. The subway line ends here from Suzhou downtown so it's nice! Caution, there is a fee to enter for tourist. Reserve about 2~4 hours here, depending on what you like...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 3musketeers24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another watertown(which are nice!) but if you have seen one you have seen them all. Nice restaurants located along the water and easy to walk around with enough bridges to cross to the other side

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ReneM2134
Reviewed July 6, 2019

You can really get a "feel" of this water town as you walk in and stroll the streets with crafts to witness from clothes, indigo dyed fabric (well, that is what I was interested in), ceramics and on to architecture and people. There is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank denisepeterr
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

Spent a long time researching the different ‘water towns’ and I’m certain I made the right choice. Took a bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou which in itself was an amazing experience. Walked straight to the metro and took the 45 minute journey to Tongli...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Heccas
Reviewed June 27, 2019

Tongli is (akin to Venice) like an open-air museum. In most museums, the writing is Chinese only, but already strolling around is quite a treat.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

I may be a bit over cynical having lived on suzhou a number years now. But, the water villages are all pretty much very similar, all are pleasant and worth a day out. Prices are generally reasonable. Can get extremely crowded at holiday times. Best...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank pearlmuffler
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Suzhou is famous for its water town, and tongli water town is one of it. It is very convenient as it can be accessed via metro line 4, Tongli station, just 45mins ride from Suzhou station. Just at the exit of the station, you may...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank zh0ngyic
Reviewed June 17, 2019

I took metro line 4 until Tongli (for me 7 yuan and around 50 min from Beseita). In Tongli metro station I went in direction of exit 2. Just before is a tourist desk; You can get your ticket there for 88 yuan. Person behind...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank ABreesch
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

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 walking around this old town.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank arnaldn2018
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Approx. 1h subway ride & another 10-15m by public bus (no need to take the private one, no added value in it). Entrance ticket is 100Rmb (if bought at spot, next to KFC) or around 80 if you’ll buy online. Decent place which was not...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Amy T
May 11, 2019|
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Response from Skippismith | Reviewed this property |
The metro goes to Tongli . But the old town and gardens are 5km away. Get off at the last station in Tongli and then you can get a shuttle bus ( and entrance ticket) from the metro station. The last shuttle bus back to the... More
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johannespasla
April 11, 2019|
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Response from franinmuc | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yohannes, I just saw your message and at first it seemed like you were asking me your question as I had posted a DIY tip but now I see that there are tons of other answers. The only interesting part of Tongli for a... More
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998linda
February 28, 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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