Shen Yuan (Shen Garden)

Remote NO. 318 Luxunzhong Road, Shaoxing 312000, China Published on: 12-09-2016

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
5.90 USD

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Shenyuan is one of the most typical Chinese Gardens in Shaoxing. It is the private garden of the Shen family at the beginning, but is widely known for the love story between Lu You and Tang Wan.

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How to get to Shen Yuan (Shen Garden)?

Take bus of line 8, 10, 13, 16, 24, 88, 316b, 316c and get off at Lu Xun Native Place Station, then walk about 200 yards (180 meters) to get there.

Take bus of line 52 and get off at Shenyuan Station.

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NO. 318 Luxunzhong Road, Shaoxing 312000, China

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In terms of Shaoxing tourism, it seems that the Lu Xun house is easily the biggest drawcard, but for us, we preferred the Shen Yuan (Shen Garden). This ancient garden is many hundreds of years older than the LuXun Hometown. In fact, archaeological excavation suggests that this was already a garden during the Tang Dynasty, 1000 years ago. On display is a large lotus-pond surrounded by weathered old timber pavilions. This whole area is a very appealing play to just sit and relax and admire the scenery. There is a second section which has a greenish pond surrounded by willows and elaborate rockeries. This is one of the oldest and most appealiing Jiangnan (south of the Yangtze classical gardens).

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Just down the Road from the Luxun Residence, this garden is a beautiful place to pause in the city. Full of little pavilions amidst lush gardens, these were fantastic places to get out of the summer heat. There are a few cafes dotted around the garden as well.

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