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Guyi Garden (Guyiyuan)

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2013-07-11

Located at Nanxiang town in Jiading, it was built during the reign of Emperor Wanli of the Ming Dynasty (1574-1620). Covering an area of nearly 10 hectares, it was one of the most famous gardens in South China in the Ming Dynasty and the largest of the five classic gardens in Shanghai.

The name of the garden was borrowed from the Book of Songs, meaning beautiful and green bamboo. The Ming-styled architecture, couplets and poems, and stone-paved paths lined with flowers, represent the main features of the garden.

Tourist attractions in the garden, including Bujizhou (non-anchored stone boat), Tangjingzhuang (pavilion of Tang Dynasty scriptures), Yiyetang (the reclusive hall), Buqueting (corner lost pavilion), Qingqing Garden (green and clean garden) and Nanyuan all bear rich and unique gardening connotations.

A folk saying manifests the beauty and reputation of Guyi Garden: "Classic gardens in Suzhou are the best, and in parallel, there is Guyi Garden in Nanxiang, Shanghai."

Telephone: 021-59121535

Address: 218 Huyi Highway, Nanxiang Town, Jiading District

Opening: 8am-4:30pm

Ticket Price: 12 yuan

MAIL TO DISTRICT CHIEFgaoyun@jiading.gov.cn

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