Yuyin Garden (Yuyin Shanfang or literally Yuyin Mountain House) is located on North Street, South Village Town, Panyu District in Guangzhou, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from the city center. Built in 1864, it was originally the private garden of Wu Bin, a successful candidate in the imperial examinations during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). Covering an area of 1,598 square meters (1,911 square yards), it boasts little and dainty features and a very well-organized layout. It is one of the four famous gardens in Guangdong Province and a level 4A scenic spot.
Small as it is, it is complete with everything: pavilions, bridges, lotus pool, rock hills and beautiful flowers. Bas reliefs and decorations on the buildings are all made by experienced craftsmen. A few minutes' walk after entering the main gate, you will see the entrance to the inner garden with a Chinese couplet on it describing the lovely scenery – 'flowers spread all around the small yard like red raindrops; trees shade every corner like green clouds'.
There is an arch bridge named 'Huan Hong Kua Lv' (Red Flowers with Green Trees) in the middle of the Yuyin Garden. When shadows of moon, arch bridge and people appear together in the lotus pool below, the scenery is called 'Hong Qiao Ying Yue'.
The West Part of the Garden
The East Part of the Garden
Near the Yuyin Garden, there is the ancestral shrine of the Wu's family in memory of the ancestors.
How to get to Yuyin Garden
1. Take bus 302A or 788 to Nancun Yiyuan and walk northeast for 10mins to Yuyin Garden.
2. Take metro Line 3 or Line 7 to Hanxi Changlong, and then take bus Pan 30 to Yuyin Shanfang Zongzhan (Yuyin Garden Terminal).
3. Take metro Line 4 to Xinzao and then take bus Pan 51 or Pan 53 to Shitoucun. Then, walk south for 5mins to the garden.
4. Take metro Line 2 to Luoxi to transfer to bus Pan 17 to Nanshan Gongyuan. Then, walk northeast for 10mins to the garden.
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|Entrance Fee||CNY 18; |
CNY 9 for children of 1.2-1.5 meters (3.9-4.9 feet);
Free for children below 1.2 meters.
|Opening Hours||8:00 - 17:30|
Nearby Attractions in Panyu, Guangzhou:
Lingnan Impression Park