Peace and tranquility can be found in the most unlikely places, and the Yuyuan Garden in a busy Shanghai city is proof.
Anren Jie, Shanghai is home to Yuyuan Garden, which was created in the late 1500's as a peaceful escape for the parents of Pan Yunduan – an official on the Ming Dynasty. It now serves as a tourist attraction that brings in visitors from all over the world.
Over the years, the garden was damaged then revived more than once due to abandonment and war. The garden we know today opened to the public in 1961, and is a place that needs to be appreciated in person.
The garden is made up of ponds, cloisters, rockeries, halls and pavilions – all with their own unique traits. One thing that is consistent throughout the garden, though, is the tranquillity one feels while visiting. The landscape offers an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and is arguably the most scenic area in all of Anren Jie.