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ZUI Bai Pond Garden, with its centuries-old trees, lush greenery, rippling waters and stately pavilions, is one of Shanghai's oldest and most beautiful examples of a classic Chinese garden.
The garden in the south of Songjiang District has a history dating back more than 900 years. It is considered one of Shanghai's five most celebrated gardens.
Zui Bai Pond Garden covers five hectares. Its landscape architecture draws from the classical style of halls, waterside pavilions, kiosks, verandas and rockeries. Long corridors lead visitors to all corners of the garden, offering snapshot views on sunny days and sheltering spots during rain.
The garden boasts 300-year-old ginkgo and camphor trees and many ancient varieties of peonies.
Admission: 12 yuan (US$2). Visitors 70 years and older are admitted for free.
How to get there: Take Metro Line 9 and disembark at the Songjiang University Town Station. Take Bus Line 9 or 13 to the garden. By the end of next June, the Metro line will extend directly to the garden.