Ready for Chinesse New Year vacation? Or do you still confuse where should to go in this vacation? Well, China has so much things to explore and now I'm going to one of famous park in Shanghai named Yuyuan Garden or known as Yu Garden. Yu Garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai.
To get there, you can take public transportation such as bus or metro. If you want to take Bus, take bus number 11, 26, 64, 304, 736, 805, 920, 926 and 930. Then get off to Xinbeimen Station. Arriving at the station, you can walk along Anren Street to reach the garden. Other transportation you can take is Metro. Take subway line 10 and get off at Yuyuan Station, then leave from exit 1 and walk to the garden.
Yu Garden is famous garden which finish built on 1577. In Chinese, Yu means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was built for Pan Yunduan's (a government officer of Ming Dynasty) parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.
Yu Garden has 20.000 square meters area and has six main areas, there are Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden. Every area features several scenic spots within its borders.
This garden has reconstruct many times. The garden you see today is the result of a five year restoration project which began in 1956, then open for public in September 1961. Anyway, Yuyuan Garden now become a market place where you can buy some souvenirs, food, silk and many more.
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This garden is open daily from 8.30 am to 16.45 pm. For admission fee, during April - Juni and September - November, it's about CNY 40. But, if you come during Juli - August and December - March, the admission fee should be CNY 30 per adult. Best time to visit this garden is in Spring because you'll see Spring Festival with beautiful lanterns of dragons, phoenix and many more. So, are you ready to visit Yuyuan Garden in this spring vacation? :)