Aug 29, 2011
Jul 12, 2012
A couple weekends ago, we took advantage of some sunny, albeit cold weather and visited one of Shanghais most famous historic attractions, the Yuyuan Garden (literally, Yuyuan itself means Yu garden, but if I called it only Yuyuan, nobody would know what I was talking about!). The garden is pretty typical of ancient Chinese gardens, similar to the ones that I got used to seeing in Suzhou which is probably the most famous garden city in China. That said, it had been a couple years since I had been to a Chinese garden, so I figured it would be a nice place to visit. Typically, it was packed because it was a weekend, but you can still find little quiet nooks and crannies in every garden, and it is always a nice way to escape the craziness of this massive city. Here are some pictures.