Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, China


Located in the Old City in Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden is considered one of the four finest Chinese gardens. Built by Pan Yunduan in 1559, who spent 20 years on it to please his aging father Pan En, a high-ranking Ming Dynasty official. The gardens fell into disrepair for long periods until restored by the Shanghai government from 1956-1961, opened to the public in 1961, and declared a national monument in 1982. (read more)

Founded by Pan family ...
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... rich Ming dynasty officials
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Example of Ming garden
design

San Sui Hall
("bumper harvest")


One of many pavilions


Interior of a pavilion


One of many pavilions


One of many pavilions


Pool with carp


Roofs and flowers


Funky rock art (more)


Rich people's hangout


Roof design


Period furniture


Garden design


Ming aesthetics


Roof sculpture


Courtyard building (more)


Shopping center outside


Shopping center outside


Shopfront (1, 2)


Shopping center (1, 2, 3)


Shopping center


Steamed bun restaurant

 



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