Tongli, located in the Jiangsu Province, is characterized by a strong architectural harmony and it gives a feeling of real proximity to the real local life.
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.
Crossing the Changqing Bridge you will find the Chongben Residence, known above all for its statues, engravings and architectural frenzy.
Continuing along the canal heading west, you can reach the Gengle Residence.
It still keeps the ancient typical charm of the buildings of the Ming era.
After a lunch break, heead north to reach the wondrous Wang Residence, reservoir of ancient stories and legends.
Once the visit is complete, you can head south, reaching Zhongchuan North Street.
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, in a street with great charm dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
If you still have time and energies left, make your way to the Luoxing Island, just outside the city center, reachable only by boat.
It houses beautiful temples and gardens.
Alternatively, always by boat, get back to heart of the city, by swinging under the light of the numerous Chinese lanterns you will find along the way.
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