Tan Garden

Tan Garden, Shanghai: Address, Tan Garden Reviews: 4/5

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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,016 contributions
Weird
Aug 2021 • Couples
We are foreigners living in Shanghai and we visited Nanxiang last weekend. Wanted to visited this garden but was not allowed in because we did not have local id to register in. Usually in other parks or attractions, foreigners could enter by filling in an extra form. Tan Garden did not allow at all. Weird!
Written August 8, 2021
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Alex K
Shanghai, China261 contributions
Quiet and peaceful compared to most gardens in China
Apr 2019 • Couples
One of the most peaceful and serene gardens in China. Very easy to walk around, lovely Koi carp and not too many people. Been to far busier gardens in China. Pay to enter
Written April 7, 2019
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sureshbabu2017
Shanghai, China97 contributions
An Ancient Garden in an Ancient Town
Apr 2017 • Solo
Metro Line 11 takes you to Nanxiang. Tucked inside Nanxiang Old Town, Tan garden is a gem of chinese garden dating back to the Ming dynasty. Reconstructed and well maintained, the display placards in chinese and english languages provide a brief history of the interesting features of the garden. Less crowded compared to the other garden (Guyi garden). As rightly written in the introduction at the entrance "Wander in the garden as if wander in a painting". It is really true.
Written December 6, 2017
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Carmen M
Shanghai, China3 contributions
A truely beautiful and well maintained garden
Dec 2016 • Friends
To be honest, most Chinese gardens I have visited have the same elements, so I wasn't expecting to enjoy my visit to Tan Garden so much. The entry price of 30yuan also made me hesitate because I had the thought: 'seen one Chinese garden; seen them all'
However, I was really impressed by this garden. It could have been the fact that we visited it late on a Monday afternoon, so it was empty, which makes a huge difference, or because of the time of year - the leaves were various colors which added to the experience. Irrespective of these, I was impressed by the beauty of the garden, the neatness and cleanliness - the toilets were immaculately clean. I loved the Koi in the beautiful pond, that followed us hoping for some scraps. The residence was also interesting to visit. The layout of the garden allows for some spectacular pictures and there were some minor differences from other gardens which make it special.
Written December 13, 2016
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Austin Jun Fang
Shanghai, China724 contributions
Cute garden.
Feb 2016
A very cute garden.Actually it was a famous Chinese man's private house.Some ancient houses and towers inside.The entry fee was 40yuan.There were no many tourists.So it was quite quiet.I stayed here for 2 hours.For foreign tourists,you'd better get a translator to travel with you.
Written May 5, 2016
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Erin W
Shanghai, China144 contributions
Quiet pretty garden were you can really escape the city.
Mar 2016 • Friends
Located in Nanxiang ancient town this is one of very few gardens in Shanghai where you can really find a peaceful spot and escape the crowds. The town is much less crowded than other water towns in Shanghai and this is especially true for the garden. Although not as big as some others you get a good sense of space with a large pond and rock formations combined with a labaranth of traditional houses and pagodas interspersed by small garden spaces. A good example of a traditional Chinese garden with a variety of different feelings. Well worth visit. Walking distance from Nanxiang metro station line 11. This is also a good garden for children as there are rocks to climb and places to explore.
Written March 22, 2016
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Anthony G
Shanghai, China739 contributions
Peace and tranquility in the largest city on earth
May 2015 • Couples
1. Tan Garden was the private garden of Li Liufang, the scholar and artist during the Ming Dynasty. The garden was destroyed during the Qing Dynasty and restored in 2011. This is a beautiful classic Chinese garden, well maintained. An oasis of peace and tranquility in the largest city on earth.

2. How to come here. Take metro line 11 to Nanxiang Station. Take exit 2, walk downstairs to the right, first street to the left. This is Zhongjia Road which after the crossing becomes Minzhu Road. Always straight on for about 15 minutes, at the crossing with Guyiyuan road you see at your right across the street the entrance to Nanxiang Ancient Town, the Heping Road. Walk straight on for another 10 minutes then follow the sign to the right to the Tan Garden.
Written June 2, 2015
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