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Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District | near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010, China
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+86 21 6326 0830
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Reviewed yesterday

A little bit tricky to find but the effort is worth it. Its a maze of everything, temples, gardens, lakes, bridges, very large what appeared liked giant goldfish, shops, shops and more shops, laneways, food. You can spend many hours strolling around and around and...More

Thank John P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the 3rd attempt I was able to enter the garden! Yeehaw:) Expect a crowd of mostly Chinese and some foreign tourists. 1st attempt during Spring festival when I stayed in Shanghai and, I faced very long waiting lines to enter the garden so I...More

Thank Mariam M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a cute area, full of shops, restaurants, cafes, plus there is a lovely Temple, Gardens and Historic Teahouse within the area. The shops were not particularly cheap but there did seem to be some good quality items for sale. It was busy, even...More

Thank 200Sparrow
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a national living treasure this is a must see in Shanghai. It was really beautiful. It needed more information/signs on how old the trees and buildings were and more information on the buildings.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a really nice part of town. Wonderful buildings, lots to see (and eat!) and plenty of places trying to sell you things. A great atmosphere to soak up and take in the sights. You should put it on the list of places to...More

Thank yorktraveller_8
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yu garden is one of the must-visits when in Shanghai. You can easily spend half a day here exploring the garden, soaking the atmosphere over tea at one of the tea houses as well as enjoy the knick-knack shopping at the bazaar. The garden is...More

Thank ladyshalyn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked here through the alleyways which is awesome , worth going to for sure . Great shopping around here too for gifts

Thank G1784JNtraceys
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These are simply beautiful gardens and buildings. I recommend a tour guide to help you appreciate what you view. The surrounding area is perfect for souvenir shopping but beware aggressive “helpers” who might try to get you to follow them. One of our favorite stops...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We turned up at 8:30am on Saturday and had a lovely walk around with two small children before the crowds began to build. And they do build! Worth a visit.

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very crowded and popular venue surrounded by a lively market that has a lot of food and shopping options, however it was a bit commercial (the surrounding areas). The gardein itself is extremely interesting and fun to walk around. Great people watching...More

Thank travelmavendiva
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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the
streets that serve as the border to the old city. An
aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts
of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the
ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan
(which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly
referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists
every day, but wandering the streets around the
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Erin H
11 January 2018|
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Response from anamagar | Reviewed this property |
Great place to visit and buy souvenir and scarves. I went during the summer and was very hot. I don't know about March, sorry. But I can tell you that this place is amazing. Have a nice trip!
Gordon M
22 March 2017|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
I believe this was only 10 RMB.
Gordon M
22 March 2017|
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Response from B3NB3NB3N | Reviewed this property |
the garden consists of a paid area (which was the house of the former government officer of the Ming Dynasty) and the free outside area which is the main shopping and food area. Admission Fee: CNY 40 (Apr.1-Jun. 30... More