Posted by: danielfee | September 29, 2012

Travel Photo of the Day 09-29-2012

Yuyuan Gardens – Shanghai, China

Yuyuan Gardens

Located to the southwest of the Bund is the old Chinese Quarter which gives you the flavor of historic Shanghai. Many of the city’s old buildings still remain. An oasis in the middle of this busy commercial district and the Yuyuan Bazaar is the Yuyuan Gardens (Garden of Peace). When you step into the gardens from the busy city streets you will forget that you are in the heart of a busy metropolitan area surrounded by 18 million people, unless you visit on a weekend then it might feel like they have all joined you in the gardens. The Yuyuan Gardens were designed by a rich Ming dynasty family of officials, the Pan clan. The paths wind under rocky outcrops, past pools stocked with goldfish, and through caves and rockeries.

 

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