The Yu Garden Guide

-Travel to The Yu Garden

The Yu Garden was built about 400 years ago in Ming Dynasty, located to the South of the Bund, Shanghai. With the area of about 20,000 square meters, it has more than 40 attractions. To travel in the garden and follow the guide book, guests can easily find that the garden is divided into inner garden and outer garden, both of them were built in the classical building style of the Ming Dynasty. There are six main scenic areas in the garden: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden. Each area features several scenic spots within its borders. Visitors

can follow the  travel route which is signed in every concer to find the different spots one by one. The name of Yu Garden means Happy Garden in Chinese. The guide told us the garden was originally the private property of a Sichuan official named Pan Yunduan. He spent twenty years in his life and all his savings to construct the garden for his parents to enjoy the tranquil and happy time in their old age. Due to the exquisitely designed space and perspective, though the garden looks small from the outside, it is actually a big garden inside. The garden has a 5-dragon-on-wall characteristics, with numerous rock and tree garden areas, ponds, doorways and zigzaging bridges separating the various garden areas and pavilions. In the 400 years of its existence, Yuyuan Garden had undergone many changes and opened to the public in 1961. The guide book says that the Old Town is what remains of the walled fishing town that was Shanghai when the British arrived in 1843; modern Shanghai has grown up around it. The Old Town used to be a maze of tiny alleys, but in recent years the streets have been widened and are now crowded with tourists. Travel there personally you can find the Temple of City Patron and the Yu Garden, in which stands the Huxining Teahouse, a model for the willow-pattern plates loved by Europeans.
Location: in the center of Shanghai City; Opening Hours: 08:30 to 17:00; Contact number: + 86-21-63260830 Tickets: CNY 40

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Name:How to Get to Yu Garden Reply

I am trying to figure out what is the best way to get to Yu Yuan, is it near subway? When I look up in the maps, there is a station called Yu Yuan. Is this station the nearest on to the Yu Garden? Thanks.

Name:Re: How to Get to Yu Garden

Well, get ready for that you'll run into lots of construction sites while walking from the subway stop to Yu Garden. So I think the best way to get to Yu Garden would be to get a taxi and not mind the traffic jams!