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Heyuan Garden

No.66 Xuningmen Main Street, Guangling District, Yangzhou 225001, China
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Ranked #4 of 68 Attractions in Yangzhou
Type: Gardens
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Interesting house belonging to a salt merchant. Had to look around myself, very little English. I followed a Chinese couple who appeared to have a guide who promptly delivered us to a restaurant with no English menu. I tried to order with the help of a young girl who had very limited English and ended up with what looked like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The only one we enjoyed, strongly recommended, better than Geyuan Garden! Also should try the pancake at entrance made by two friendly dumb ladies - yummy!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Maybe it was because I went early in the morning, but this was not very busy and I enjoyed it. The gardens were more interesting to me than the houses. The houses were just plain.

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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We hired a tour guide when we went through the gate after we saw how big the place was. . .and she was able to make our visit more meaningful. Home of a former government official, the official was exposed to a bit of western influence, and that can be seen in some of the rooms. Notice the garden floor,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Of Yangzhou's two famous garden estates, this was probably the less interesting one. In my opinion, though, they are too much alike for it to be worth it to see both. Heyuan, like its counterpart Geyuan, is overrun with tour groups and wedding parties, whose numbers and whose guides with loudspeakers destroy the intended tranquil ambiance of the Chinese garden.

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