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Written by J. C.
Published August 2018

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Yuyin Garden

Arch Bridge of Guangzhou Yu Yin Garden

Yuyin Garden lies in Nancun Town, Panyu, 17,000 meters away from Guangzhou, 1,498 square meters in size. It was built in 1867, Qing Dynasty when emperor Tongzhi reigned over the country. The house is enjoyed for its small and exquisite design. This garden, together with Qinghuiyuan Garden in Shunde city, Keyuan Garden in Dongguan city and Liangyuan Garden in Foshan city were called "four famous gardens in Guangdong".

The garden contains pavilions, terraces, ponds, accommodations, and carved corridors, arch bridges, hills, flower paths, enclosures, which serve to focus the deep and indistinctly appeared structure of the garden. The relief sculptures and architectural decoration in the garden worked with great care by skilful craftsmen create an atmosphere of peace and seclusion, going well together with poems, calligraphy and paintings.

There is an arch bridge named ‘Huan Hong Kua Lv’ (Red Flowers with Green Trees) in the middle of the garden. When shadows of the moon, arch bridge, and people appear together in the lotus pool below, the scenery is called ‘Hong Qiao Ying Yue’.

Shenliu Hall of Guangzhou Yu Yin Garden

The West Part of the Garden
Separated by the arch bridge, the western part of the garden is centered by a rectangular lotus pond made by stone. North to the lotus pond is the main hall named Shenliu Hall (Willow Hall), while to the south is the Linchi Pavilion (Waterside Pavilion). Shenliu Hall, as the main building of the whole garden, was used to receiving guests. Well-decorated by several gems, such as a 32 piece mahogany fan painting and fine wood carvings, etc, it is of the typical architectural style of Guangdong Province. In the front, there is an old tree on both sides. When flowers are in full bloom, they seem like red raindrops which are very attractive. The Linchi Pavilion was a study of the host in the past. The host liked bamboo very much, but the garden is small. Finally, the owner came up with a good idea: planting bamboo between walls to conserve land and control the overspreading of bamboo as well. Thus it can also protect the garden from any dust coming from outside.

The East Part of the Garden
The octagonal pool, being special for its shape is in the middle of the east part. Situated in the pool is an octagonal pavilion named ‘Ling Long Shui Xie’. It used to be a place for writing poems and drinking wines. There are windows in each of the eight directions, so it is the best place for visitors to view the scenery. All eight angles of the roof are decorated by different carved ornamentations. To the southeast of the pavilion are rockeries along the walls of the garden; to the northeast are two small pavilions and to the north is ‘Wo Piao Lu’, a place for resting. Around the pool, there are many old trees such as Chimonanthus tree and metasequoia glyptostroboides.

Guangzhou Yu Yin Garden

Yu Garden
Yu Garden, also known as Ladies’ Building is located to the south of Yuyin Garden. It was built by Wu Zhongyu, the fourth-generation grandson of Wu Bin in 1922. Now, it is a part of the Yuyin Garden. It was a place for ladies to play Zheng and paint, etc. The first floor is a boat hall; the second floor is a glass floor from which you can overlook the whole scenery of the Yuyin Garden.



Admission Fee: CNY ¥18; children below 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) are free of charge. Children of 3.9-4.9 feet (1.2-1.5 meters) enjoy half price tickets;

Opening Hours: 8 am ~ 5:30 pm

Address: Nancun Village, Nancun Town, Fanyu District, Guangzhou

Chinese Address: 广州市番禺区南村镇东南角北大街 余荫山房

How to get there

  • Take subway line 4 and get off at Xinzao Station. Take bus line Pan 71, get off at Nancun Bus Station and walk around 1312 yards (1.2 km) toward east to reach the garden.

  • Take subway line 3 and get off at Dashi Station. Take MTR Feeder Bus Line 8, get off at Nancun Hospital Station and walk around 766 yards (700 meters) to get there.

  • Take subway line 3 and get off at Hanxi Changlong Station. Take MTR Feeder Bus Line 9 and get off at Nancun Hospital Station.

  • Take subway line 2 and get off at Luoxi Station. Take bus line Pan 17 and get off at Nancun Hospital Station.

  • Take bus line 302A from Guangzhou Railway Station and get off at Nancun Hospital Station.