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Shen Yuan (Shen Garden), Shaoxing
(4.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Shen Yuan (Shen Garden) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Shaoxing vacation generator.
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  • Not a particularly large place, but it has a really lovely traditional garden. It also has a rather interesting history - being the site of a famous romantic tragedy of an equally famous historical fi...  more »
  • It's a huge area that is a wonderful Chinese garden. It takes a full half day to enjoy the peace and beauty of this garden. I would not have come here if a relative had not started a part of this gard...  more »
  • 陸游與其夫人的動人愛情故事。江南秀麗的私家花園,美麗的風景,深厚的人文底蘊,可惜沒有晚上去聽戲,比較可惜。希望可以再去