Experience a welcome dose of tranquility at the idyllic Garden of Contentment in Shanghai and make the most of your stay at a stylish Shanghai hotel such as the Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai. Its central location and attentive hospitality make it an excellent Shanghai city hotel to host your leisure or corporate trips to this vibrant Chinese metropolis.
The Garden of Contentment is also known as the Yu Yuan garden, and its roots can be traced to the mid-sixteenth century, when it was constructed for a school administrator who had retired. Although the gardens and its buildings have been renovated over time, they still retain their original allure and must be experienced firsthand. Walk past the splendid structures of the moon wall and feel transported to another era when you pass through the imposing threshold of the dragon gate. Strolling down the long roofed bridge is a unique experience, and make sure you bring your camera to capture some stunning frames of aged doors and windows. You will also be able to browse through an enchanting collection of souvenir shops in the area or grab a bite to eat if you are feeling a bit peckish. A fun day out for the entire family can be experienced at the Garden of Contentment in Shanghai so ensure it occupies a part of your cultural travel itinerary.
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