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Shen Yuan (Shen Garden)

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Dec 24, 2017
“Nighttime Visit”
Nov 25, 2016
“Beautiful Garden”
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No.318 Luxunzhong Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing 312000, China
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

We visited the garden at night primarily to see a Chinese opera. The gardens are lit up beautifully. Though be careful where you step as the paths are not well lit.

1  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed November 25, 2016

Not a particularly large place, but it has a really lovely traditional garden. It also has a rather interesting history - being the site of a famous romantic tragedy of an equally famous historical figure. I found it fascinating how good officials can be remembered...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2016

It's a huge area that is a wonderful Chinese garden. It takes a full half day to enjoy the peace and beauty of this garden. I would not have come here if a relative had not started a part of this garden

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Just down the Road from the Luxun Residence, this garden is a beautiful place to pause in the city. Full of little pavilions amidst lush gardens, these were fantastic places to get out of the summer heat. There are a few cafes dotted around the...More

1  Thank MichaelC7622
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Just about 300 meters from the Lu Xun historic area, Shen Garden is a very peaceful place with lots of trees and rocks. There were no flowers but the usual stone pathways, small ponds, and pavilions common in Chinese gardens. I can't say it was...More

1  Thank Mumslie
Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is an astonishingly beautiful and tranquil garden - almost more of a 'park', much more spacious than almost any of the famous and supposedly more attractive Suzhou gardens. The admission is cheap-as-chips, and - if you avoid weekends and major holidays - there are...More

Thank Giles W
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Pleasant place and reasonably peaceful but certainly not one of the best gardes to be seen in China, too much telling you about its past and what was there before rather than sticking to what is there now.

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

In terms of Shaoxing tourism, it seems that the Lu Xun house is easily the biggest drawcard, but for us, we preferred the Shen Yuan (Shen Garden). This ancient garden is many hundreds of years older than the LuXun Hometown. In fact, archaeological excavation suggests...More

2  Thank Raymond W
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This one is not as beautiful as the gardens in Suzhou, but worth your while if you're in Shaoxing. Just across the street from Luxun's old neighborhood, it's a nice place for a relaxing stroll with the usual lotus ponds, pavilions, corridors and flower gardens.

3  Thank Dongpurou
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Make sure you visit before night opera begins or else visit during day time.

1  Thank Tom T
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