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Yu Garden

Not far from the Bund lies Yu Garden, a 450-year-old garden built by an influential government official in the Ming Dynasty. It’s divided into six scenic areas: Three Ears of Corn Hall, Ten Thousand Flower Tower, Heralding Spring Hall, Scene Gathering Tower, Jade Magnificence Hall and Inner Garden. With elegant pavilions, zigzagging bridges and imposing rockeries, Yu Garden is truly a jewel in China’s ancient gardens. Go there early (opening time 8.30am) to avoid the crowds.