Picture of Waterside Pavilion in Yuyuan

The Waterside Pavilion is one of the most famous sights in Yuyuan.

The Waterside Pavilion is one of the most famous sights in Yuyuan. The main scenic spots in the Yuyuan Gardens are the Urban Mountain Forest, Hualin Charming Valley, Spring Famous Historical Site, the Most Enjoyable Water-Stone Site, Treasure in the Universe and Garden within Gardens. The Grand Artificial Hill is the cream of the Yuyuan Garden, a legacy of Ming dynasty. The Most Enchanting Water stone site is situated at the eastern part famous for its ponds and artificial hills. "yu" in Chinese means "peace and health"-- a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai, dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty. Yuyuan began as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan, who spent almost 20 years - and all of his savings - to build a garden in order to please his parents in their old age. It has a history of more than 400 years and is a famous classical garden in the south of China…

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