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“Beautiful garden in Old Yangzhou”
Review of Geyuan Garden

Geyuan Garden
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Private Yangzhou One-Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 93 things to do in Yangzhou
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
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“Beautiful garden in Old Yangzhou”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is one of the two gardens of Yangzhou, the other being Heyuan Garden. Parking and the entrance is at the North Gate, along East Yanfu Road (Yan Fu Dong Lu). The garden itself is quite small but remarkable - the representation of the four seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Especially enjoyed the rock cave formations which you can ascend and descend within - can be wet and slippery after it rains but cool nevertheless.

The residence/living quarters give a glimpse of life in the past and are good as well. A tourist guide can be worth it here as there aren't really explanations of each area (not even in Chinese). There is a designated sightseeing path for you to follow although the directions are not always well marked and can be confusing - this sightseeing path would allow you to complete the garden in about 30 minutes if you're pressed for time. I recommend 1-2 hours if you're not pressed for time - sit down and enjoy the garden atmosphere.

The exit is at the east of the Garden and if you want to head back to the parking lot/North gate, you have to walk through many shops and stalls selling various types of merchandise.

Visited August 2012
3 Thank Dorion
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“Got Good Pictures from Every Angel”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Geyuan is full of surprise if you like taking pictures!

Visited January 2012
1 Thank LauraZhou
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“Very Pretty.”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

As a "spoken english" teacher and new to the area one of the chinese teachers at one of my schools invited myself and my 3 year old son the weekend of the Moon Festival to tour this garden with her and her family (husband and 6 year old daughter). The living quarters are beautiful, as are their furnishings. I really liked the different artwork on display in different rooms, everything ranging from landscapes and calligraphy, to papercutting and pottery.
The kids ran around freely to their hearts' content, although we did have to keep my son from trying to climb the ornamental rocks in the garden and near the indoor pond/pool. It was a bit crowded, due to the holiday though. Also, with my son having blond hair and hazel eyes, I think he got more attention than the garden bhy some tour groups.
Definately worth a visit if you're in the area.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank Jennifer G
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