Yuyuan Garden

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Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden (豫园), located in Shanghai, is one of the most famous gardens in China. Built in 1559 and extended in 1577, each section of the garden is separated by curved white walls crowned with the head and body of a dragon. Its name came from its original owner.

Yuyuan Garden is famous for its rockeries. one of which is said to have been the property of Emperor Hui Zong (1082-1135) in the Song Dynasty. Beside the garden, the Bridge of Nine Turnings zigzags across an ornamental lake leads to Shanghai's most famous tea house. Bill Clinton, Gerhard Schroeder and the Queen of Great Britain have been guests there.

The famous Nanxiang restaurant is close to the entrance of Yuyuan Garden, selling various types of delicious steamed dumplings. The tasty food attracts a swarm of locals and tourists alike. The Temple of the City God, Shanghai Old Street and Chenxiangge Nunnery are also close-by.