Yu Yuan 豫园
Covered Bridge

It frequently rains in Shanghai, but the tradition of covered walkways in gardens and palaces is found all over China. The gardens are designed to experience nature in all seasons and weathers. Rain is particularly soothing when you can sit and listen to it pound on the roof while remaining dry underneath. On a clear day you can just watch the water pass under the bridge and use the reflections on its surface to view the sky and scenery.

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Last update: February 2007
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