Zuibai Chi (the Pond for Drunken Li Bai)

Last updated by meimeili at 2014/5/1

Zuibai Chi in Songjiang is one of the famous classical gardens in Jiangnan (south of the lower reaches of the Yangze River) and also a well-known traditional attraction in Shanghai. This garden is famous as the oldest garden among the five classical gardens in Shanghai (including Yu Garden, Guyi Garden in Jiading, Qiouxiapu Garden, and Qushui Garden in Qingpu). It covers 76 acres with a more than 300 years history. Classical garden styles in Ming and Qing Dynasties are well preserved in Zuibai Chi.

Zuibai Chi, a private garden, was used to write poetry and drink by the owner Dong Qichang (a famous artist in Ming Dynasty). The Inner Garden is the original constructions, while the Outer Garden is newly rebuilt. The square pond in the center of the garden is surrounded by pavilions, terraces, chambers, waterside pavilions and long corridors. A wall with latticed widows separates the Thatched Cottage, the Hexagonal Pavilion, and Four-sided Hall. 
It is a great place to learn the traditional Chinese culture such as dozens of well-known calligraphies written by the ancient artists. The Buddhism portrait painted by Wu Daozi (one of the most distinguished painters in Tang Dynasty) and the famous poem written by Guan Yu to Liu Bei are well preserved in Zuibai Chi.
The garden is quiet and less travelled by the tourists. Summer and winter are the best seasons to visit Zuibai Chi. In winter, the garden will be decorated by the white plum flowers which makes Zuibai Chi fill with fragrance. In summer, it is a good place to enjoy thousands of lotus flowers closely in the ponds. 

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Editor Comment: Zuibai Chi is another typical Jiangnan classical garden in Shanghai. The quiet and peaceful garden is worth visiting.

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It is located at No.64 Renming Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai.

How to Get There?

Visitors can take line Song-mei, line Song-hu, and line Hu-song and tourist line to Zuibai Chi.

Ticket Price:

12 CNY per person

Opening Hours:

7:00 am-17:00 pm

More Tips:

 Zuibai Chi is not a large scale classical garden, so travelers can take another trip to Square Tower in Songjiang District.

 Tel: 021-57832553  

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