A government officer of the Ming Dynasty named Pan Yunduan had this built and dedicated to his parents as a place for them to enjoy in their old age.
This huge garden (about 5 acres or 20,000 sqm) has koi ponds, lovely pavilions, winding footpaths and bridges. All these give a totally picturesque display that is characteristically Chinese-designed.
taken on top of the tea house with the old rooftops and modern skyline in the horizon as background
a typical Shanghai postcard pic :)
Click here for more about the Yuyuan Garden.