Yuyin Hill House
Yuyin Hill House
4.5
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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iamface
Aberdeen, UK1,727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
a bit old but that is another elegant ancient house. some place not keeping so good but overall still graceful and pretty decor esp for daughter's room that is the most one. good for visit.
Written 14 February 2020
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𝓝𝓪𝓽𝔂 ® 👑
Moscow, Russia146,150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A very beautiful place. A separate place is occupied by a beautiful garden. Built in 1864, it was originally the private garden of Wu Bin, a successful candidate for the imperial examinations during the Qing Dynasty.
Written 2 November 2022
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China2,821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
The prospect of another sunny spring day prompted SWMBO to suggest we visit YuYin Shan Fang in GuangZhou’s PanYu suburb.

By the time we had stirred our stumps, fed the fish and cat, and found out how to get there it was past 11 o’clock. No sweat with GZ’s amazing public transport. A bus to FeiXiangPark metro station (2 RMB), then line 2 south to its terminus at GuangZhou South Railway Station where we changed on to Line 7 to YuanGang station.

Now here’s the rub, most maps of the metro don’t show line 7 and those that do don’t show YuanGang. Rest assured it is there. In China, metro lines are built quicker than maps are updated!

After debiting 8 RMB each on our travel cards we asked a security lad which exit for YuYin. ‘Exit G’ was the unequivocal reply. Unfortunately this led us onto the wrong side of the road! A quick reversal of direction, only pausing for SWMBO to call the lad ‘a plonker’ in Cantonese and to improve his local knowledge, we took the escalator up ‘Exit A’. Next to the exit is the bus stop for the No. 30 bus. For another 2 RMB this took us in 20 minutes through PanYu town to the bus terminal at YuYin. There are clean toilets at the bus terminal if you are desperate!

The entrance to YuYin is about 50 metres from the bus station. Entrance is 18 RMB, as usual wave your passport and maybe a discount will be given. I’m over 65 so I got it for free, not to be sniffed at as this almost paid for my bus and metro for the day. Pity, I’m not a genuine GuangZhou resident then even that would be free. Make sure you get the very comprehensive English/Chinese guide leaflet.

YuYin isn’t a park as in the sense of flower beds and lawns. The oldest and original part, built between approximately 1870 and 1926, is a series of ‘houses’ where a high-up provincial government official entertained his visitors, conducted government business, smoked opium and kept his girlfriends. The same family kept the place for about 100 years. The more modern part was built in 2006 to showcase modern LinNan culture.

The modern part is titled Patron of Scholar Park, but I’d call it Patron of Retail Park. Basically it’s a very nice ornamental pond surrounded by expensive retail outlets masquerading as cultural art galleries. In the centre of the pond is what must be the most disguised toilet block in China. Climb the stairs to the balcony for a better view of the garden. There’s also a gift shop selling the usual tourist tat, of course SWMBO graced it’s ever-open doors for another bracelet. I watched people feeding the fish and ducks on the pond with bags of pellets available at the entrance for 3 RMB.

Then it was out and into the original part of YuYin. This, in its day, would have been my sort of place. Quiet, peaceful and interesting to wander round while chatting to friends and acquaintances. Today, tourist buses disgorge elderly hoi polloi who chatter away in Cantonese against a background of piped traditional jangly Chinese guqin music.

Perseverance paid off and eventually we shook them off but not the music. The ‘houses’ are fascinating and mostly original. As ever, in China, look up. The ceilings and roofs are amazing. The stained glass windows are wonderful. The wall stone frescos are original but most lack their colorful paint. Look closely and you can see where the wooden ones were before probably being prised off by the red guard during the cultural revolution.

By the way, the gardens were nice with plenty of Bonsai trees and water. Plenty of places to sit, for me to sit and contemplate and for SWMBO to check her WeiXin social media account.

Then it was back to the bus terminal. Get on the No. 30 bus back to YuanGang station, sit on the passenger side so you can see the Metro entrance just behind the bus stop.

All in all a very nice afternoon’s adventure.
Written 18 April 2018
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Ilaria M
Guangzhou, China53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
Yuyin Mountain Garden is a hidden pearl in Panyu District. To get there, travel to Shiqiao Metro Station and get on bus n.30 until the Terminus. The way is an apparent nonsense of turns but you'll eventually get to the garden in about 1 hour. There are shorter but not equally easy way of reaching there: for example you can get off at Xizao Metro Station and take a local bus (bus n.53 for example, until Nanshan Pak Station - from there you will see the brown sign of the garden and follow it). However, I don't suggest taking an alternative way unless you have a Chinese friend or you speak Chinese because the garden is located in a quite hidden place and surrounded by shabby neighborhoods where you won't find any English help.

The entrance fee is 18 RMB per person and totally worth it. The garden is actually a complex including a residential area with terraces and inner gardens, artificial lakes and even a waterfall with an "adventure" nature track, temples and so on. Most of the buildings - especially the residential part - are well preserved (or at least they don't give an impression of being just renovated as in so many other similar places). Do not expect the whole place to be 100% genuine though.

Because it is a bit off the main road, there are less tourists around and the visit can be very enjoyable. There is a little restaurant-bar inside and a small snacks-souvenirs shop. Apart from them, it's not commercial at all and it totally satisfies the wish of finding a relaxing traditional Chinese atmosphere.
Written 20 April 2014
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femmemme
Singapore92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Having visited many traditional gardens in China, this is easily one of the best. An underdog that rivals those famous ones in Jiangnan! Well worth a visit out of GZ city centre.
Admission rmb18. Cheap.
Taxi fr city rmb110 incl toll.
Tip. Get your taxi to wait for you. Very few taxi out here. Mine asked for a nominal rmb 20 to wait.
Duration. The visit took just over an hour.
Take a sit down break over a ginger milk curd next to the hill rock formation. It is tasty.
Written 28 February 2017
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Robby R
Shenzhen, China13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016 • Solo
If you have a lot of time in Guangzhou, you should visit this little gem in a far out place within Guangzhou. The house and gardens are beautifully kept. They are both similar to many other places in Guangdong, but also unique.
Written 26 July 2016
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Mark D
Penang Island, Malaysia1,247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This small/compact, but really beautiful park [one of the top four in Guangzhou province] provides an fantastic alternate view of "Guangzhou". While located outside of the city, it can be readily reached by the metro (see the website for more detailed directions). The buildings and garden we built about 150+ years ago. The immaculate, and well laid out gardens are superb, and include a bridge, lotus pools, a pavilion and colourful flowers! The garden is divided into several parts--- each varying from the other! While "off the beaten path", a visit is well worthwhile.

I hope that this Review has been helpful.
Written 3 September 2018
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nowpacking
Dallas, TX3,469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Although Yuyin Hill House is located a ways outside the city center, it is a beautiful reflection of the traditional Chinese garden and house. Lots of different areas to explore with water features and Chinese art and furniture on display. Feed the fish or sit in the gazebo near the pond. Even a small temple room with a Buddha. The best part is the lack of crowds - so bring your camera and venture out to see the real China. We rode the subway out and then walked using map on our phone.
Written 10 April 2018
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Mike W
Los Angeles, California, Usa1,756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very interesting place, a must visit place in Guangzhou, to learn how Chinese interesting.

A must see.
Written 14 February 2015
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takeshi1125
Kochi, Kerala, India222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
Even this place is far from Dashi station (1 hour by bus and walking), it is a valuable for visiting there.
Its scale is not so huge like Yuyuan and Liuyuan and it would be better for me to go around all over there with enough time.
If you have any spare time, I would recommend this place.
Written 18 January 2015
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