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Private Suzhou Ancient Gardens and Tongli Water Town Tour from Shanghai
"Your professional tour guide will come to your downtown hotel to pick you up at 9:30 in the morning. After a 1.5 hour drive you will begin with a tour of Humble Administrator’s Garden. It is considered to be one of the finest gardens in Southern China. After that drive about 15 minutes to see another famous garden called the Lingering Garden it displays what the ancient wealth Chinese life was like using the fine furniture and layout of buildings. Next drive about 30 minutes to the suburb of Suzhou to a place called Tongli Water Town. Due to its canal system it carries the nickname of “Venice of the East”. In it
From $405.00
Private Day Tour: Tongli Water Town from Shanghai including Lunch
"Your day will begin once your driver picks you up from you Shanghai hotel lobby at 8:00am. The culturally rich town of Tongli is over 1200 years old and has even been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With the rapid modernization of China a large number of historical towns disappeared under the bulldozers with only a handful of well preserved historical townships remaining today.As you make the 2 hour ride to Tongli look out of your window as you watch the beautiful scenery. Once you arrive you will see the plethora of gardens located on the islands of Tongli that were established in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Smell the fragrance of flowers that fill the air as you meander through the lush grounds. Follow your guide as they lead you from you will see the locals are riding boats as they go about their daily rituals in a town surrounded and divided by waterways. Then having lunch at the local restaurant. Finally visit a pearl gallery or silk museum before heading back to your Shanghai hotel."
From $131.00
Private Day Tour of Suzhou and Tongli Water Town from Shanghai
"Your local tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby. The travel time from Shanghai to Suzhou may vary from 1.5 hours to 2 hours depending on the road traffic. The first stop is Lingering Garden it features beautiful natural scenery in four seasons and it is one of the top four gardens in Suzhou. Next you will visit Xi Yuan Buddhist Temple it is a temple built in Chinese garden. A photo stop at city wall and city gate will be arranged before lunch.Your guide will recommend you a local dining place for a simple lunch.You will travel to Tongli in early afternoon it is about 45 mins to 1 hour drive from Suzhou. Tongli water town still preserves the layout of traditional Chinese water town. You will enjoy the peace and tranquility while walking in the town.The tour guide will drop you off at the hotel afte as long as the time allows:Lingering GardenHumble Administrator`sMaster of Net`s GardenLion Grove GardenSuzhou City Gate and City WallXiYuan Buddhist TempleShanTang StreetTiger Hi""
From $489.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Tongli

Traditional life in a touristy town

I'm quite amazed that Tongli has held onto its character in the face of the the daily onslaught of mass tourism. Yes, everything is very spruced up, and the main streets/canals are chock full of...
May 17, 2009

Not what you'd expect in a quiet town!

The China Ancient Sex MuseumOnce located in the booming streets of Shanghai, it has been relocated due to a funding shortage and reopened in Tongli.So if you get fed up of walking around beautiful...
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