Dec 2, 2010

Yuyuan Garden

This is a 400+ year old garden built about the same time the Philippines was discovered by Magellan!

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.


Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden

Tea House
taken on top of the tea house with the old rooftops and modern skyline in the horizon as background

Shanghai Postcard Shot
a typical Shanghai postcard pic :)



Click here for more about the Yuyuan Garden.

4 comments:

  1. Touring Shanghai was a great experience...must be nice to see Beijing also :D

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  2. how about beijing this summer vacation? hehehe... if budget permits.

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  3. wow! I've never been to Shanghai yet... but Beijing is simply beautiful too with the Great Wall and the World Park...

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  4. hi jo! i agree. beijing is in our bucket list too. hehehe.... i'm sure the great wall is awesome. would love to see it with the kids. :)

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