One of the most interesting places in the city, no doubt, is the Yu Yuan ( "Garden of Joy"), which is visited daily by about 200 thousand. Man. Otherwise, it is called the Garden of Mandarin. The architectural solution of this ancient Chinese monument of landscape architecture of the house is very original: it covers an area of ??just two hectares, but due to the spatial decision, the use of numerous galleries, gate, "dragon" of the walls and zigzag bridge seems much more. This is a small universe with the harmony of artificial hills and lakes. To get here you have to walk under the portico at the crossroads of the Chinese. Built in 1559-1577 years., During the reign of the Ming Dynasty, Yu Yuan Garden was the home of the governor Sichuan province Pan Yunduan. "Yu" in Chinese - fun, joy, peace. After the death of Pan Yunduanya his impoverished family, the garden was abandoned and a long time passed from hand to hand. Wanting to preserve this landmark, the local nobility in 1760 bought the park, restored and partly to finish it. But Yu Yuan has repeatedly destroyed during the Opium War and later. Only in the second half of the 50-ies of the last century it was completely restored.