Walks around Shanghai: DingXiang garden

Dingxiang garden is a beautiful mix of western and Chinese culture, tucked away in a quiet corner of the former french concession. The garden contains a english style villa, a chinese garden with an impressive dragon wall, and a Cantonese restaurant with a good, yet pricey, reputation.

I wish that the Chinese style garden wasn’t off limit, yet I usually enjoy a walk around the premises whenever I happen to pass by the area. Highly recommended as a visit for travelers coming to Shanghai.

The beginning of our “dragon wall”.

The english style villa.

The Cantonese restaurant.

My favorite sight: the dragon head.

The Chinese garden itself is off-limit, such a pity!

If anyone can identify the origin of this statue, please let me know.

Looking for an Airbnb within walking distance of Dingxiang garden, in the former French concession of Shanghai?

Nita can host you at either:

  1. this lovely one bedroom on Taian road, about 15 mins walking away from Dingxing garden: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16492616
  2. This beautiful two bedrooms renovated lane house on Yongfu road, near Shanghai library and about 20 mins walk away from Dingxiang garden: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16796223