Tongli May 4

Tongli: Ancient water village, about 40 minutes away from Suzhou is over 1,000 years old. We drove to Tongli to see the village before going to Shanghai airport to return home. It’s quiet beauty and interesting shops, gardens, and activities made this little town a favorite for us!

http://www.tongli.net/english/index.html

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/jiangsu/suzhou/tongli_town.htm

Most of the scenes we photographed are self-evident, so I will label only where a word of explanation may be helpful.

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                     Washing clothes in the canal

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                                                                                           Cleaning food – fish(?)

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                                                                                                 Gentleman having a smoke on a bridge

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                         Part of lunch – roast pork                                        Little street of shops

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                       Town Square – opera stage                             Candy Maker – making taffy & singing

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            Comb maker – making combs from animal horns       Some of the combs she made

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Tongli Garden

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Tongli Garden

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Tongli Garden

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Tongli Garden

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Tongli Garden

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Tongli streets

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Tongli canal streets

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058 Tongli street 059 Tongli Tea House for lunch

                                    Tongli Street                          View from our lunch table at Nanyuan Tea House

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Fishermen on canal outside Nanyuan Tea House

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View of inside tea house and our table

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                  Our lunch  or what was left of it                      A silk embroidery that Deb discovered

                                                                                         she had purchased for my birthday —

                                                                                          which was very sweet of her! rolling on the floor

 

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