Private Tour: Suzhou and Tongli Water Village from Shanghai

Private Tour: Suzhou and Tongli Water Village from Shanghai
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$99
Duration: 9 hours
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Explore the outskirts of Shanghai on this 9-hour private tour of Suzhou and the Tongli Water Village. See the primitive beauty of the Tongli Water Village, including indulging in a traditional Chinese lunch. Next, tour the classic gardens in Suzhou --the Lingering Garden, ,your final stop will be a silk factory and you will be dropped off at your centrally located Shanghai hotel.

Meet your guide in the lobby at your Shanghai accommodations at 8:30am. Board the private vehicle and begin your journey to Tongli Water Village. The drive will take about 90 mins. Tongli Water Village t is known for a system of canals, it also has been given the nickname "Venice of the East". The place retains many of the features of an ancient Wu region town.

After your visit in Tongli Water Town for about one and half hours, it's now time for an authentic Chinese lunch. Try some very unique dishes for example "eight treasure duck", which is a traditional Chinese dish, that's first marinated, fried, stuffed with 8 different ingredients (hence, the "treasures" or "jewels" of the dish) before it's steamed or braised till soft and falling off the bone.

Your first destination in the afternoon is Shantang, its original layout has been there for 1,200 years, featuring houses with white washed walls and black tiles and a canal which runs along the street. Next, heading to the Lingering Garden, the most famous ancient garden in Suzhou. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will have the opportunity to stroll the pathways, taking plenty of pictures along the way. Afterwards, visit a neighboring silk factory that holds a nearly 100-year old history. Observing the process of silk reeling, silk weaving, and finally silk quilt making. You will be amazed by how the silk are made by zero.

At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your centrally located hotel in Shanghai.

Explore the outskirts of Shanghai on this 9-hour private tour of Suzhou and the Tongli Water Village. See the primitive beauty of the Tongli Water Village, including indulging in a traditional Chinese lunch. Next, tour the classic gardens in Suzhou --the Lingering Garden, ,your final stop will be a silk factory and you will be dropped off at your centrally located Shanghai hotel.