Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai, China

Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.

In the 400 years of its existence, Yuyuan Garden had undergone many changes. During the late Ming Dynasty, it became very dilapidated with the decline of Pan's family. In 1760, some rich merchants bought Yuyuan Garden and spent more than 20 years reconstructing the buildings. During the Opium War of the 19th century, Yuyuan Garden was severely damaged. The Yuyuan Garden you see today is the result of a five year restoration project which began in 1956. The garden was open to the public in September, 1961.

Yuyuan Garden occupies an area of 20,000 square meters (about five acres). However, the small size is not a representative of the attractions of the garden. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters all have unique characteristics. 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.


  1. Apa citer AJK Keadilan Bahagian Putrajaya ni?



  2. Terimakasih kerana sudi singgah di blog pakcik. Teruskan menulis kerana semakin banyak menulis semakin tajam minda dan semakin banyak perkongsian maklumat dan pendapat.

  3. thanks sudi view my blog..nice shanghai..still ade kebudayaan tradisional yg kuat di situ..x tercemar ngan arus permodenan..

  4. Hi Zawir,

    Your blog is great... i wish i could visit some time this incredible places. See ya!