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!
Most of the scenes we photographed are self-evident, so I will label only where a word of explanation may be helpful.
Washing clothes in the canal
Cleaning food – fish(?)
Gentleman having a smoke on a bridge
Part of lunch – roast pork Little street of shops
Town Square – opera stage Candy Maker – making taffy & singing
Comb maker – making combs from animal horns Some of the combs she made
Tongli canal streets
Tongli Street View from our lunch table at Nanyuan Tea House
Fishermen on canal outside Nanyuan Tea House
View of inside tea house and our table
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!