Mandarin Learning: Visit to Shanghai's Yu Gardens

Stroll through the beautifully designed Yu Gardens and marvel at the sculptures amidst the greenery

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 50     Destination : China  

Category : Mandarin     Recommended For : Languages

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Today we will visit the spell-binding Yu Gardens located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City in Shanghai. The garden was completed in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) – Pan Yunduan. The name of the Gardens was chosen because ‘Yu’ in Chinese translates to ‘pleasing’ and legend has it that it was built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a quiet time during their old age.

As we walk through this 16th century garden, you will discover a maze of colourful pavilions, ponds, stone dragons, arching trees, and flowers, surrounding a bridge. It is one of China's finest examples of Ming Dynasty gardens and architecture. The gardens have six scenic areas, five of these being resplendent with impressive rock sculptures, decorative archways and glittering pools all accessed through beautifully designed bridges. The final section of the Gardens is the Yuyuan Bazaar where you would find shops, tea houses, restaurants and traditional souvenirs.

Our expert guide be glad to take you around and let you in on stories from the history of this exquisite garden.

Along with learning about the culture and architecture, children will marvel at all the stupendous architecture amidst this garden.

Your Presenter

  Liu Ping

Liu Ping reflects the true spirit of China's dynamic growth as someone who worked in phosphorous mines as a teenager and then educated herself to become a teacher, an english language interpreter and eventually an entrepreneur. A global speaker, Liu is passionate about showcasing the real China to the rest of the world. Liu lives in Beijing and is the author of 'My Chinese Dream-From Red Guards to CEO'.

How it works

This tour has been designed specially for school children. This is a group tour that accommodates up to 50 children at a time. Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session.  Children and teachers can log in from their individual classes or congregate in one single class/hall and access the tour via the link provided.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

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From £250 / Per Group (Max 50 Person)

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