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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  • September 3, 2017
    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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  • June 15, 2017
    Red hands. Huang Teng wine. Spring in the city wall, willow. Dongfeng and evil. Enjoying the lack of affection. A melancholy, a few years lisuo. Wrong wrong wrong. Spring as before. One thin. Tears moisten Red Shark scent. Peach drop. Free Chi Ge. Mountain Union, Brocade book harder to hold. Mo Momo.
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  • May 31, 2017
    I don't know so don't go during the day, but was lit up at night. I think it is more like a lantern lights only go out tasteful!
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