If crowds don't bother you, getting lost in this maze of gates, halls and gardens might be just fine for you...
The Garden was foundad by the Pan family, a rich Ming-dynasty family, it was finished in 1577 and it's one of Shanghai's most ancient sights. It was damaged duing the Opium War and then restored last century.
The most famous sights inside the garden are the Hall of Heralding Spring and the Exquisite Jade Rock.
The Hall of Heralding Spring was used as the headquarters of the uprising group called Small Swords Society, it also contains a beautiful stage from 1888.
Here's a selection of photos I shot during out visit - btw, try to visit early in the morning or on weekdays because it gets really crowded and it's difficult to take pictures with people getting in the middle all the time.
I fell in love with the moon gates of this place!
|A 21 meters tall tree that was planted 400 years ago|
|Dragon walls used to divide each area|
|Pond with gold fish|
Entrance fee: RMB 40
Address. Anren Jie 218
Opening times: 8.30 to 17.30
Metro: Yuyuan Garden (line 10)