To begin the day off we went to the Shanghai Garden. This garden is literally in the middle of the city and you wouldn't even know it once your inside. This garden was originally owned by a private party and then it was taken over by the government. This garden was beautiful with all of the water, fish, plants, rock, and sculptures. Joe was telling us that when it was owned by the private party back in the day he originally had 5 fingers on the dragons. The emperor at the time heard about this and came to this garden to take off the 5th finger on all of the dragons in the garden. Reason being that only the emperor can have 5 fingers on his dragons and no one else can. After the garden we split off into small groups and went shopping. I found it amazing on how many different things Chinese people will sell you. They had pretty much anything you could imagine in this shopping area.
6/9 Shanghai Garden & Shopping
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