Yuyuan Gardens

Sarah Duncan
December 3, 2013

If you really want Shanghai to blow you away, theres nothing quite like wandering down a crowded street full of shiny skyscrapers only to end up in the quite and green calm of Yuyuan.  Seriously, its almost confusing sometimes how diverse this city is.  You can sit on a bench in Yuyuan and meditate with a view of the world’s tallest building in Pudong under construction!  Regardless of the massive urbanization in Shanghai, Yuyuan will always be a lovely place to escape for a bit and to enjoy traditional Chinese culture. The little plaza before the park entrance. The buildings outside the actual park were mainly restaurants. Crowded, as always! The tea house just outside the entrance to Yuyuan The first little pond you encounter before getting lost among the rest. Ting and Michelle pose on the porch Ting and all of her new fish friends! If only all buildings were as pretty as this one. Inside a building at Yuyuan Ting and Michelle have fun with trees! One of the nicest views in the city.

Sarah Duncan

<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Sarah Duncan and I am a junior at Davidson College pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in Chinese Studies. I am a member of the Women&#39;s Lacrosse Team, and I also enjoy running, hiking, and skiing. I am originally from Houston, Texas, but I have been lucky enough to travel frequently with my family and experience a variety of cultures. I am very excited to settle down in a new place for a while, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with y&#39;all!</span></p>

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2013 Fall
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Davidson College
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Political Science
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