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Guyi Garden

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Address: No.218 Huyi Road, Nanxiang Town, Jiading District, Shanghai 201800, China
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water lily season at guyi gardens

We arrived at Guyi Garden in the midst of the summer heat. It was morning yet the sun had already emerged in full bloom along with the garden’s water lilies. Located in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 December 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We arrived at Guyi Garden in the midst of the summer heat. It was morning yet the sun had already emerged in full bloom along with the garden’s water lilies. Located in Nanxiang of the Jiading District, Guyi Garden has been around since the Ming Dynasty when it served as a private garden to a magistrate. Through the dynasties, the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Much bigger than Yuyuan Gardens. Some good examples of Ming and Qing style buildings. Lots of water and bridges. Took about 2 hours. Takes about 90 minutes from East Nanjing metro station for the train and 15minute walk to the garden.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Although it takes a little while to get there, it's is worth it. It's absolutely beautiful and you can completely forget that you're in a major city. Lovely walks through various gardens, buildings and water features.

Thank Jessica T
Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We couldn't be luckier than going to visit this beautiful place when the water lilies were blooming. The park is really big with beautiful pavilions and ponds everywhere. The best time to go is early in the morning to avoid the midday heat.

Thank Margarita703
Shanghai Region, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

very empty place, lots of benches and green, chinese pavilions with artifacts inside with water features around, big space too and away from the bustling busy shanghai centre. around 15minutes walk from the metro station. Drinking water can be found at the main entry.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This garden is a large maze of pools and pavilions, it is much quieter than the more central gardens in the city. Baeutiful lily ponds and a kids play area with a few swings and gymnastics rings big enough for adult, which is a nice touch. We used the entrance closest to Nanxiang ancient town, if you walk towards the... More 

Thank Erin W
Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

It is not easy to find the entry to the garden, although it has two. But both on the opposite side to the metro station. But it is nice, if you like the typical Chinese garden architecture, you will enjoy it. Unfortunately, all signs only in Chinese, and, what's worse, too much mosquitoes.

Thank smallhausen1
Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

It's worth a visit to the Guyi Garden when you are in Nanxiang. It takes over one hour from Changning District with the subway. The entrance ticket costs 12 RMB. A wonderful garden with a lagoon along, pagodas, lotus pool builts of different colors inside. From the subway station it takes less than 10 minutes walking. You can actually make... More 

Thank Sandy M
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The area inside is bigger than expected, but there are many different areas, each with its own unique scene and atmosphere, there were many kinds of nice looking trees and flowers. Prepare some water if you plan to explore the whole place. Next to the garden is a popular xiaolongbao restaurant.

Thank Kaneth25341
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing quiet and peaceful gardens. I only had a short amount of time and it was not enough as the pathways kept going with beautiful bridges in the maze of the garden. This is a hidden gem. Watch the entrance you come in as it was easy to get turned around. Loved this place and wish I had found the... More 

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