Shen Yuan (Shen Garden), Shaoxing

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A typical and evocative Chinese garden, the 800-year-old Shen Yuan (Shen Garden) pairs picturesque scenes with a historical and tragic love story. Poet Lu You and Tang Wan fell deeply in love and married young, but the union did not have Lu's mother's blessing, and after three years she forced him to divorce Tang. Although Tang remarried, their love never died and Lu wrote a poem for Tang when they met once again in the garden. Upon reading Lu's poem, she fell ill and subsequently died, though not before writing a poem for Lu in response. The spacious garden affords peaceful strolls amongst rich plant life, a pond filled with lotus, and a traditional timber pavilion. Before you head to Shaoxing, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Shaoxing itinerary planning tool , to make sure you see all that Shaoxing has to offer, including Shen Yuan (Shen Garden).
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  • 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.  more »
  • Lu Xun's former residence on the way to the Shen compared to the former home Hee Kankan the crowd this place to recognize less than perhaps because the entrance is not very small inside there is a write a wish sign place hung hundreds of
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  • Shen Garden in honor of tangwan and Lu you's beautiful love story. In the Park rockery, pavilions, Wintersweet tree. Great features of classical gardens. Park also had a wish promenade. Many couples promenade blessing words written on the Board. Pray for love or happiness.
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