Nanxun & Tongli
In just one day you will discover Nanxun and Tongli, two water towns with different history and architectural style but united by a strong a common shared authenticity.
Nanxun is unique for the constant union between Chinese architectural style and European style. Rich merchants of the past, called the "Four Elephants", left a huge wealth of residences and gardens.
Xitang, with its great deal of authenticity, is characterized by covered corridors, narrow streets and picturesque landscapes.
Famous for providing a background to the Tom Cruise race in the film Mission Impossible III.
Our itinerary starts from Nanxun.
We advise you to enter the scenic area using the south entrance.
On the left you will see a beautiful lake full of lotus plants, just a part of the Liu Residence.
Belonging to the richest man in the city, it homes the most spectacular garden in Nanxun and beautiful pavilions of different styles.
On the opposite side of the small canal do not miss Zhang Shiming Old Residence.
This ancient residence, testifies to the enormous wealth accumulated by the family and a great aesthetic taste.
Reached the main canal of the city, continue on the right side.
You will then come across the famous Red House.
A building of enormous value, symbol of the union between Chinese architectural style and Western style.
Before leaving Nanxun, be sure to stroll around a place of extreme charm.
One Hundred Residential Houses is a little further to the north, stands out for its incredible authenticity and for its particular architectures.
Our next destination is about a 1 hour drive from Nanxun.
When in Tongli, we suggest starting the route from the south entrance to the scenic area, from Zhongchuan North Street.
You will immediately notice the great charm of ancient stone bridges.
On the left you can see and capture the unique lines of the Sibenqiao Bridge. The jutting trees create an extremely cozy and suffused atmosphere.
At the end of the street, in the heart of the ancient city, there are the famous Three Bridges.
Heading north you can reach the wondrous Wang Residence, reservoir of ancient stories and legends.
Once the visit is complete, you can head south, reaching Zhongchuan North.
In the square there is access to the Tuisi Garden, the last garden of the day.
The most famous attraction of Tongli,it guards the most beautiful garden of this water town.
The site is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list along with the Suzhou Traditional Gardens.
You can conclude the itinerary by walking and wandering through the ancient Mingqing street.
This is the ideal place to discover the local craft traditions and find unique souvenirs.
OUR TOUR GUIDES
You can choose from the drop-down menu if you want an expert guide who will show you all the wonders you will encounter during the suggested itinerary.
You will be entitled to 8 hours of service. If the itinerary chosen by you has a duration of less than 8 hours, you can add another PickItLocal itinerary in the same city among those available or just few other attractions, or ask your tour guide to assist you in visiting another point of interest or help you with your shopping.The cost of the service refers to a group, regardless of the number of participants (eg if you travel with friends your whole group pays only once)
You can choose from the drop-down menu if you want a transportation service of 4-seater private car, or 9-seater tourist bus or 30-seater tourist bus. You are entitled to 8 hours of service. If the itinerary you choose has a duration of less than 8 hours, you can add another PickItLocal itinerary in the same city among those available or just few other attractions, or ask to assist you in visiting another point of interest.The cost of the service refers to a group, regardless of the number of participants (eg if you travel with friends your whole group pays only once)It's a private service, so the mean of transportation you select can be solely used by your group. The parking and lunch costs of the driver are not included in the fee. The costs will be shown to you upon receipts and the amounts can be reimbursed directly to the driver.