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Tongli Tour

Located 18 kilometers north to Suzhou City, Tongli is an ancient water town surrounded by five lakes and is crisscrossed by a network of canals that are fed by the confluence of three rivers. Tongli was first established in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), it has a history of more than 1,000 years. As one of the well-preserved waterside towns in the Yangtze River Delta, Tongli is famous for its rivers, bridges and ancient architectures of the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Old Temples, pavilions, towers and gardens can be seen everywhere in Tongli. Almost all of the buildings in the town are along the waterfront. The most well-known private garden in Tongli is the Tuisiyuan, this Chinese classic style garden was built from 1885 to 1887, it was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 2001. Half of the garden is covered by water. All the buildings in the garden are situated close to the surface of the water.

Tongli is a town of bridges, there are 49 stone bridges linking different parts of the town. Arched roofs, lofty gables, stone bridges and green willows lining the banks can be found almost everywhere in the town. They help create a poetic and romantic atmosphere.

Tongli Water Town 1 Day Suzhou & Tongli Water Town Tour Starts From Shanghai

Tour Code: Tongli_01
Destinations: Shanghai, Suzhou, Tongli


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