14 September, Saturday
Photo By: nathan_ackley
CHINA, Shanghai – It was originally built in 1559 as a small personal garden of government official Pan Yunduan, intended for his parents to enjoy their old age. Unfortunately, complications during construction meant completion was delayed and they passed away before the gardens was finished.
Consisting of four halls, one chamber, and an inner garden, the beautiful Yu Yuan Gardens today is an important cultural landmark in Shanghai’s Old Streets, showcasing classical Chinese architecture, while preserving lifestyles from yesteryear.