The Yu Garden
The Yu Garden of Shanghai is a pearl of classical gardens in southern area of the Yangtze River. It Opened up to the public in 1961. The garden dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with a history of more than 400 years. As the name implies, Yu means pleasing and peace in Chinese. The founder Pan Yunduan invited the famous designer to build this garden for his parents as the tranquil place to spend their remaining years in comfort and happiness. It is a major site for kinds of cultural and recreational activities in Shanghai in the past and at present. The Nanxiang Mantou Dian is a famous restaurant in Shanghai and there is a branch at the end of Nine Bend Bridge in Yu Gardne, do not forget to have a taste during your visit. The tour of Yu Garden suggest to 1-2 hours.