Tongli Town

Admission Fee CNY 100 (including 10 scenic spots)
Free of charge for children below 4.6 feet (1.4 meters).

1. The ticket is valid for two days at most. Tourists who plan to stay overnight have to declare when buying the tickets and get the tickets stamped at the ticket office.
2. One can enter the town without a ticket from 18:00 to 6:00 the next morning, but can not visit any of the scenic spots inside without a ticket.

Opening Hours The town is open all day long.
The scenic spots inside are open from 7:30 to 17:30;
The Retreat and Reflection Garden has an additional open from 18:30 to 21:30 on the weekends in summertime.
Boat CNY 90 for a rowboat
A boat allows six people at most and a cruise takes about half an hour.
Sightseeing Car CNY 10 per person

Tongli, originally named Futu, meaning “a rich land,” is a charming water town steeped in history and meticulously preserved for over 1,000 years. Nestled on the eastern shore of Taihu Lake, just 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Suzhou City, Tongli spans an area of 24 square miles (63 square kilometers) and is home to over 33 thousand residents.

Renowned for its timeless beauty and rich cultural heritage, Tongli water town beckons travelers seeking an immersive experience in traditional Chinese culture. With its picturesque canals, ancient bridges, and well-preserved architecture, Tongli offers a captivating glimpse into China’s storied past.

Exploring Tongli is like stepping back in time, where every cobblestone street and quaint alleyway tells a story of centuries gone by. Visitors can meander through narrow lanes lined with traditional wooden houses, visit ancient temples and gardens, and marvel at the intricate carvings and architectural details that adorn the town’s historic buildings.

Whether you’re taking a leisurely boat ride along the tranquil canals, sampling local delicacies at charming tea houses, or admiring the breathtaking scenery from one of the town’s many scenic spots, Tongli promises a truly unforgettable travel experience.

For those seeking to immerse themselves in the essence of traditional Chinese culture, Tongli water town offers an enchanting retreat where history comes alive and the beauty of the past is preserved for future generations to enjoy.

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