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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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  • 得名于陆游与唐婉的悲情故事. 红酥手,黄縢酒。满城春色宫墙柳。东风恶,欢情薄。一怀愁绪,几年离索。错,错,错!春如旧,人空瘦。泪痕红浥鲛绡透。桃花落,闲池阁。山盟虽在,锦书难托。莫,莫,莫!  more »
  • 沈氏园的门口看起来一点也不气派,里面也只能说一般般。沈园的文化背景是讲述陆游和唐婉凄美的爱情故事。门口有很多恋人将想说的话写于牌中,挂在走廊上,也是有着美好祝愿的意思。白天门票40元,感觉有点不值了,地方太小了。晚场门票70元,有演出看。不要想买了白天票呆在到晚上。。。会清场的。  more »
  • 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 »