Yuan is the phonic spelling of Chinese character 園. The meaning of this word is garden. Chinese garden of the southern China has a history goes back to many hundreds of years. Obviously its landscape is very different from the English country garden and the formal French garden. We went to this garden properly named "South Garden" (南園) on Sunday, December 28, 2008. It is located about one-hour drive south of Taipei.
It has been owned by a newspaper conglomerate and only opened to public in 2008. It is modeled after the garden design of Southern China, which is a rarity in Taiwan. You can see more of our photos of this garden here.
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