The Yu Garden is a classical landmark rooted in the history of the Ming dynasty, located in the Old City of Shanghai, China, beside the City God Temple. The garden encompasses an area of two hectares, divided up into six factions, each containing a diverse plethora of manicured attractions and serving as a popular tourist interest for visitors to Shanghai.
Notable features of the Yu Garden include the Exquisite Jade Rock and the prominent Sansui Hall, containing the Grand Rockery which depicts elegant scenes of cliffs and caves reaching fourteen meters in height. Cuixiu Hall is situated in front of the rockery equipped with an offering of curio shops for visitors. The Wanhua Chamber area provides an impressive matrix of picturesque courtyards, streams and corridors. Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden comprise the remaining factions, each boasting their own unique accolades and natural beauty.
Transit to Yu Garden is serviced by public buses routing from Shanghai to the nearest Xinbeimen Station. Access to the location requires a short walk from the station down Anren Street.
The construction of the Yu Garden is attributed to the government officer Pan Yunduan, who desired a peaceful retirement location for his elderly parents. Subsequent wars resulting in cycles of disrepair and rejuvenation eventually led to its final restoration and preservation as an appointed national monument in 1982.