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Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden, China Shanghai

Yuyuan Garden Shanghai is situated at the south district of Shanghai City. It was constructed in the period of Emperor Jiajing's rein of Ming dynasty from 1559 and completed in 1577. It has a history of more than 400 years. It is a famous classical garden in the south of China, the total area of which is over 20 thousand square meters.
In the garden are ridges and peaks and zigzag paths, beautifully decorated. On the walls are brick-made dragons curling around, as vivid as life, an unique sight of the their kind. They have maintained the artistic style of the south of China during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Yunduan as the private estate for his father, Yu Yuan (meaning Garden of Peace and Comfort) is a maze of Ming Dynasty pavilions, elaborate rockeries, arched bridges, and goldfish ponds, all encircled by an undulating dragon wall. Occupying just 2 hectares (5 acres), it nevertheless appears quite expansive, with room for 30 pavilions.

Enjoying a lasting reputation as "Wooded Hill in City," The Yuyuan Garden Shanghai is very well preserved. Carved dragons wind across atop the walls which divide the garden into different scenes. The pavilions, ponds, man-made stone formations have formed 48 scenic spots, including ancient buildings, rare stones and centuries-old trees

The Urban Mountain Forest is located at the west of the garden district; there are Shansui (three ears of grains) hall, Rain Swirling Tower, Grand Artificial Hill, Hall of Elegance and other scenic sights. The Grand Artificial Hill is the cream of the Yuyuan Garden, a legacy of Ming dynasty. It was constructed in accordance with the design made personally by the well-known mason Zhang Nanyang.

In the Hualin Charming Valley are waterside pavilion, winding corridors, Yihang, Floral Tower and other scenic sites.

The Most Enchanting Water stone site is situated at the eastern part famous for its ponds and artificial hills.

The Treasure in the Universe consists of ingenuous and exquisite Jade Stone, Accumulated Water Veranda, Jade Hall, Dragon Winding Bridge and other building. The exquisite and ingenuous Jade is one of the three well-known stones in the south of China with the characteristics of wrinkle, thinness, slimness, filter and transparency. Tradition has it that it the leftover of the floral stones gathered by emperor Huizong to build "Genyue Longevity Hill" in Nanjing. The Inner Garden is a garden within the Yuyuan Garden in which are such pavilions and towers, artificial hills, ponds and what not, exquisitely beautiful.

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