Yu Yuan 豫园
Corridor for Approaching the Best Scenery

The Corridor for Approaching the Best Scenery (Jiàn Rù Jia Jìng) entices one with vase shaped gates framing successive views of scholar's rocks and artful greenery. The vase itself is a symbol of plenty in Chinese culture, much like the cornucopia in Western culture. The path winds so that each vase gives you a glimpse of the next, but teases you forward for a better view.

China Index >> History of Shanghai and Suzhou Region >> Yu Yuan

Click on a picture or use the arrows at the top to navigate through the site.

Last update: February 2007
© Marilyn Shea 1996, 1999, 2002, 2007