Yuyuan Garden is located in the center of Shanghai’s Old City, a few blocks south of the Bund. If you take the taxi from the Bund to Yuyuan garden, it may takes around 10 minutes. And it’s also very easy to take metro, line 10, get off at Yu garden station, 2 minutes walk, then here you are.
Yuyuan Garden was built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made yuyuan garden one of the highlights of Shanghai.
There are six main scenic areas here: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden. Each area features several scenic spots within its borders.
Yuyuan garden was Pan family’s private garden in the Ming Dynasty from the beginning. It was the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai after it was completed.
One of the highlights of the garden is the exquisite Jade Rock.It is a 5-ton, porous, beautifully-shaped, strange rock. An interesting legend goes that the rock was found some 1000 years ago, and it was originally one of Song Emperor Huizong’s private collection before it found its way into Yuyuan Garden.
Yuyuan garden is the place where people hold a lot of activities, such as flower exhibitions, stone exhibitions, painting exhibitions, tea ceremonies and lantern exhibitions. So any day you go there, you will see a lot of people there. And if you go to China during chinese new year’s festival (spring festival), then I can guarantee you won’t feel disappointed. Because there are too many traditional chinese activities happening every day.
If you like shopping, right next to Yuyuan Garden. There are over ten shopping streets in this market. You can find souvenirs, local snacks or non brand clothes, bags ,shoes or any other accessories.