There are lot of water town around Suzhou, and Tongli is one of them. We take the taxi to go there, but now it’s possible to take the line 4 of the metro to the terminus, then a bus to the town.
The entrance ticket cost 100 RMB, we stop first to a local market (we love asian market, lot of color, lot of things we cannot found in France !)
We go to the village, and just walk around the canals. There is lot of people wearing traditionnal or wedding dress taking pictures. You can do a boat cruise, but too many tourists, it’s not for us.
We decide to go far away from the center and walk in the small streets, it’s nicer and more authentic. We saw an old pay phone still can be use, a hair salon, some dry fruits…
Ticket price is expensive, but it combine some visit, exhibition and garden in the village. We went to 2 exhibitions, but it’s only in chinese, and one nice garden.
We still walk around, and 3 hours later we finish to visit it.
We didn’t had any food because none of them tempted us.