The Classic Ming Garden Estate of the Pan Family

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Nestled among the Yu Yuan retail and restaurant mecca lies the walled garden estate of Pan YunDan, a Ming dynasty scholar who built the sprawling gardens primarily to amuse his parents. To fully appreciate the meaning of garden design, one must understand the political environment and social culture during those years. Enjoy stories of the Pan family and the life of a government official as we explore the estate’s traditional architecture, symbolism, and landscape. Discover how the garden evolved into a long-term relationship with the people of Shanghai, and its connection with the nearby City God temple with our host from Shanghai and Beyond.

Tuesday, April 24

9:45a Registration, 10am-12pm

Confucius Temple
215 Wen Miao Lu

RMB 250 (includes entrance fees) 

Please email by April 21. Under Subject type “YuYuan” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA coordinator is Jennifer Schmidt, mobile: 156-9217-9207. SEA cancellation policy applies after April 21. The event costs need to be paid in cash only.