Tongli Water Town is located on the southern outskirts of Suzhou and about one and half hours drive from Hangzhou or 1 hour by train. Tongli is famous all over the world as a water town to the south of the Yangtze River. Its rivers, streets, bridges, civil residences, and gardens are integrated perfectly as one, earning it the name of "the Oriental Venice". Explore one of China`s most cherished water towns on this exciting day tour from Hangzhou, a private tour for your family or your friends exclusively.
Duration: 6-8 hours
Tongli Water Town
Hangzhou train station, your hotel in Hangzhou
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Pick up from your Hangzhou hotel or the Hangzhou Train Station, you will find a welcome sign "Hanghou Private Tour" . Then, drive from Hangzhou to Tongli Water Town, it costs about half an hour.
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Entering Tongli, first attraction you will visit is the Tuisi Garden (Retreat and Reflection Garden), founded in 1885, completed in 1887, designed by the retired official Ren Lansheng. It is a typical Qing dynasty style garden, has unique layout, pavilion, terrace, tower, porch, bridge, hall and house centered by pond as if these architectures are floating on it. Chinese landscaper Chen Congzhou regards Tuisi Garden as “Waterside Garden”.
Then, you will visit some of the Residential House, Tongli Known as the “museum of ancient architectures” as there are many homes and temples dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Designed along the riverside and embellished with carved windows, porcelain furniture, figured clay bricks, flying eaves, dapper gardens and tiny stairs leading all the way down to the water, these complexes named Tongli Water Town could be a shining pearl among the water townships south of Yangtze.
Have a simple lunch at the local restaurant. (On your own expense)
After lunch, the guide will introduce you to one of the characteristics of Tongli: The Ancient bridge. There are twelve of the most famous bridges in Tongli, most of which were built in 1506 A.D. Every bridge has a story. Follow our professional guide to explore the secrets behind it.
Free on your own for a while and you will be transferred back to your Hangzhou hotel or train station. Our service ends.
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