Explore one of China`s most cherished water towns on this exciting day tour, a private tour for your family or your friends exclusively
Duration: 6-8 hours
Residentical House, Retreat and reflection, Ancient bridge
Hangzhou Train Station or the hotel lobby in Hangzhou where you live
After your trip ends, you will be taken back to the Hangzhou train station or the hotel lobby in Hangzhou where you live
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Overview: As one of the many ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta, Togli was established in the Song Dynasty, has a history of over 1,000 years, which are famous for their rivers, ancient bridges and house complexes. There are more than one hundred of well-preserved woodcarvings of traditional figures from Chinese classics. In 2004, Tongli together with Zhouzhuang and Luzhi were listed in the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With the rapid modernization of China, large number of historical towns disappeared under the bulldozers, with only a handful of well-preserved historical townships remaining today.
In the morning, our local tour guide and driver will pick you up in your hotel lobby then transfer you to the Hangzhou train station, you will take the high-speed train to the suzhou north station. It costs about an hours.
Upon arrival, our suzhou tour guide will greet you at the exit in train sation holding with the "Suzhou private Tour". Today, we will go to the Tongli Water Town.
Our first destination is the Residential House: Tongli Water Town deserves its name of a “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.
Then head to the Retreat and Reflection (Tuisi) Garden: designed by the retired official Ren Lansheng throughout 1885 and 1887, is that the most spectacular in Tongli Water Town. Its name, Tuisi, suggests being meditative upon the previous faults when away from officialdom. The ingenious style for Tuisi Garden conforms to the native landforms and conditions and covers 700 square meters. Compact and harmonious, the garden is made from two parts. The garden within the east has verandas, ponds, waterside pavilions, Marble Boats, halls, kiosks, rockeries and bridges. In conjunction with flourishing trees and colorful flowers the garden greets guests with its beauty and charm regardless of the season. The residential area to the west consists of an outer house and inner house together with the tea hall, the sedan hall, 2 buildings forming the particular dwelling and a main reception hall.
Have lunch at the local restaurant.
At last visit the Ancient Bridge: Taiping Bridge was built in 1747 during the Qing dynasty. Changqing Bridge, also named Guangli Bridge, was rebuilt by Xiezhen in the Ming dynasty. Siben Bridge, built in the Southern Song dynasty, is the oldest bridge in Tongli town. Dubu Bridge, 5 feet in length and 3 feet in width, is the smallest bridge in the town.As a character of Tongli, these ancient bridges today is reputed as the witness of the history, telling the story of the past.
Drive you back to the Suzhou north station and back to Hangzhou or your hotel in Shanghai. Our service ends.
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