Exploring the Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai

Exploring the Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai

After exploring the more modern parts of Shanghai, I thought it was time to check out some traditional Chinese landmarks in China’s biggest city. The Yuyuan Garden is located in the center of Shanghai’s Old City and is only a few short blocks south of the Bund. It has a total area of five acres, with more than 40 attractions and countless shops.

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Yuyuan Garden is believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai.

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Originally it was created as a private garden for the Pan family in 1559. After it was completed, it was considered one of the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai.

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One thing I noticed as we walked around the garden was the attention Chinese men put into their accessory choices. Whether it was a colorful hat or bold shoe, gentlemen in Shanghai let their accessories do the talking.

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For this reason, I thought what better way to make a subtle statement than with a silver chronograph watch from Michael Hill. To create a more classic look, this 60 minute chronograph watch features a solid stainless steel band. The black face, with the contrasting white markers, and luminous hands give the watch a luxurious appeal. As the watch is also water resistant up to 100m (330ft), it was great for the various adventures we had in Shanghai.

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For a great selection of classic timepieces, head over to Michael Hill.

谢谢 (Thanks Again),

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STILLS MOTION