Tongli Town Pictures

One fifth of the area of ancient Tongli Town is covered with water, over which are bridges of different styles, Suzhou.

Tongli Town, having a population of more than 33,000, is an ancient water town situated on the eastern shore of the Taihu Lake, 23 kilometers from Suzhou City. The bridges and antique residential houses are its highlights. Forty-nine stone bridges in a variety of styles join the seven islands created by fifteen rivers and five lakes. This wonderful place deserves its reputation of a 'museum of ancient architectures' as it boasts many houses and temples dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Attraction Intro: Tongli Town
  • One fifth of the area of ancient Tongli Town is covered with water, over which are bridges of different styles, Suzhou.
  • Each bridge in Tongli Town has a name, which will give you an idea of the poetic nature of the inhabitants.
  • Boats with canopy are popular among visitors in Tongli Town, Suzhou.
  • There are two parts, residential house and park in the Retreat and Reflection Garden (Tuisi Garden). Here is a courtyard, Tongli Town.
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Questions & Answers on Tongli Town Pictures
Asked by Mr.Luke | Apr. 11, 2011 04:48Reply
I am planning to go by train from Shanghai to Suzhou returning the next day. What is the fare for return trip by the bullet train? Do I have to buy the ticket in advance or can I buy it on the day of travel?
For advance purchase, am I tied down to the time of train departure on the ticket? If I miss one train can I still take the next one? What is the time of the last train from Suzhou to Shanghai?
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Answered by Mr.Hank | Apr. 11, 2011 19:56

1. the bullet train ticket fare is CNY26 between the two cities, and vice versa. Except of holidays and weekends, you could purchase the train ticket on the spot.
2. Yes, you are tied to the time on the train tickets. If you miss it, you have to purchase another ticket. As for the train schedule, pleae refer to
Asked by Mrs.piyawan from THAILAND | Feb. 24, 2011 21:55Reply
how can i reserve the hotel in tongli and is it better to stay there overnight, since we will stayin suzhou 2 nights .
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Answered by Ms.Condy | Feb. 25, 2011 00:01

You can book a hotel online.
I think one day is enough for the town, and it is close to city downtown in about 40 minutes by bus. So I advise you to stay in the downtown area.
Asked by Ms.Ong from SINGAPORE | Oct. 06, 2009 02:04Reply
We are family of 4 adults and 1 toddler (19 months) going to Shanghai - Suzhou - Wuxi - Hangzhou tour from 21 - 26 Oct. Can you please let me know how is the weather there ? is it convenient / safe for family with small children to rent the boat ride ?
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Answered by Ms.Dora | Oct. 07, 2009 22:42

Yes, it is safe to have the boat ride. Weather at late October is fine. About 20C. Take light coat with you. It is a bit cool in the morning and evening.
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