The Emperor Gardens
Yuyuan Gardens is a must-see in Shanghai. It is located in the old part of the city, on the west bank of the Huangpu River, not far from the Bund. The entrance is located on Anren street. It is recommended to visit first thing in the morning during the week if possible, as on the weekend it is one of Chinese families' favorite spots for taking a walk. The gardens have all the characteristics of a typical Chinese garden, including lakes, round doors, red painted wooden bridges , houses with pointed roofs, weeping willows, red lanterns, decorations of artificial rocks, red fish, dragons, temples dedicated to Buddha, etc., all in an area equivalent to the size of four football fields.