Shanghai : Yuyuan Garden

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Yuyuan Garden-16Koi fish in the pond at Yuyuan Garden.

Yuyuan Garden is located just a short walk away from Bund and in the center of Shanghai’s Old City,

The area is buzzing with tourists shopping at the hundreds of market stalls and snacking on every kind of street food Shanghai has to offer… which is the main reason we stopped by, of course.

We were after: Xian Long Bao and worked up an appetite with a little of our own sightseeing.

I liked the quiet and calm atmosphere of Yuyuan gardens with it’s classic Chinese architecture consisting of bridges, corridors, pavilions and ponds. Apart from that… it felt like visiting Disneyland or a movie set. Everything was sparkly new and obviously built for one purpose: Selling whatever it was that people were prepared to buy.

The place must have been beautiful four hundred years ago (back in the Ming Dynasty) when…

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I am themanabroad, known by my friends as James and my colleagues as Zhan Mu Si (Jaa More Suur(James in Chinese)). I have always been enthusiastic about photography and travelling, since school always trying to sign up for photography classes that always got cancelled unfortunately. However, living in China has given me the time and opportunity to combine my two loves, so please come and join me in my life in South-East Asia.
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