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Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Closed Now: 08:45 - 16:15
Open today: 08:45 - 16:15
Shanghai Yu Garden Admission Ticket
from US$6.45*
Shanghai Yu Garden Admission Ticket
from US$6.45*
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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 today via mobile

If you want to see a nice garden - go to England... this is not a pretty garden at all! Buildings are nothing special either I am sorry to say... Entry fee is only 40 yuan though.

Thank jasminrichter
Reviewed today via mobile

A cultural highlight of Shanghai, don’t miss this - a fabulous garden of many rooms with various pavilions and pools. Believe it was built in the 17th century so a great survivor of old Shanghai. There is also a temple behind and a good shopping...More

Thank 306bertw
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Despite the crowds it was a really interesting place to visit and the history of the place can't help but shine through. There are plenty of little knocks where you can sit and escape the crowds.

Thank adammilford
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pleasant place in the middle of a modern and vibrant city. In gardens with breathtaking atmosphere to relax, gather new energy. The tour is about 1 hour if you do not hurry anywhere. Admission approximately 5 €.

Thank rottrek
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been there with my friends in winters in February.Nice place to have a look around with various food shops and shopping street around....Yu gardern is beautiful.

Thank aditip900
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a 2000 year old garden that is kind of a maze. It is worth the small entrance fee charged. It is located in the middle of old Shanghai and you really don’t need a guide.

Thank sleighcampbell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Classic Chinese garden with beautiful architecture. Unique zigzag bridge with lots of fish in the pond. Many craft shops and local restaurants. The famous soup dumpling was originally from one of the restaurants there. There is a very cute Chinese tea house located in the...More

Thank greatcanadiantea
Reviewed 4 days ago

This area was really busy at the weekend, but quieter early on a weekday. We made a return visit in order to look properly at the buildings. They are very authentic and you would think they were really old rather than relatively recent constructions.

Thank Voyager811386
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is fun. Getting there can be tricky and rather crowded (there is a single doglegged bridge you need to cross), but once you are inside the crowds (relatively) thin out. The place is massive, beautiful and interesting. Without a lot of direction or...More

Thank anarchius
Reviewed 4 days ago

This exquisite garden is a window on the past. The buildings are exquisite and there are various nooks and crannies throughout. It is a restful, peaceful place well worth a visit.

Thank Elizabeth B
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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