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China Tours-Discover Yu Garden Shanghai

Posted Nov 05 2013 7:51am

Da Jia Shan (The Grand Rockery) -- A China tours pond separates the viewing hall from the Grand Rockery, which consists of 2,000 tons of rare yellow stones fused together with rice glue and designed by a famous garden artist of the Ming, Zhang Nanyang. The twisted mountainlike sculpture, intended to evoke peaks, ravines, caves, and ridges, stands 14m (46 ft.) high and was the highest point in the city during the garden's construction. East of the pond is Jian Ru Jia Jing (the Corridor for Approaching the Best Scenery); notice the beautiful vase-shaped door frames.

Yuyuan Garden is located in the center of the Old Shanghai City with a few blocks south of the Bund, considered as one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region. With a history of more than 400 years, the garden covers a Yangtze River cruises significant space and includes a few halls and other buildings of interest. Its cultural relics include: century-old furniture, calligraphy and paintings of famous artists, clay sculptures and brick carvings, some inscriptions and couplets.

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Yu Garden is one of the most famous gardens in China and is national heritage listed. It was 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. It's travel to Shangri-la named after the original owner.

Just to the west of this hall is a wonderful dragon wall with a lifelike clay carving of a dragon's head perched at the end and gray tiles along the top evoking the dragon's body. Such walls are used throughout to divide the garden into different sections. A detour west of this wall leads to a bamboo grove and eventually to China tour the airy Jiushi Xuan (Nine Lion Study).

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