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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  • Because the story of the Rangtang of the mainland has made this garden famous, the scenery of the Japanese garden is beautiful, the Night Shen Garden has the opera performance, presents the Rangtang love story of the mainland, paired with the light, special feeling.
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  • Shen Garden planted a lot of lamei, open yellow flowers, strong aroma and elegant, stroll in the meantime, unconsciously will slow down, think of the life in this garden, love and all sorts of anecdotes, is a good place to do.
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  • The famous poem is composed here depicting the best love between 2 very talented couple. However the garden is abandoned for too many years and the layout is not as before so it only carries the story...  more »
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