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Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Open Now: 08:45 - 16:15
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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 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a tourist trap. Do not eat in the food hall because you will get ill. The food has been prepared earlier and just left out on the counter. Prices are different for western travellers and Asian travellers. It’s is one part of...More

1  Thank kmoodley22
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The garden takes you back to the Old Shanghai. With good array of food, shops and stalls you'll have you hand full with activities and maybe bags of goods. Highly recommended day and night.

Thank Kaiser A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed walking around this beautiful garden and old building which was once owned by the Pan family. Very relaxing with a waterway throughout the grounds. very peaceful area. Highly recomended.

Thank 509christineb
Reviewed 3 days ago

quite a big park with lakes, traditional houses, trees... perfect escape on a hot day like in our case. relaxing, refreshing, beautiful.

Thank kmarko
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing place. Shops and shops and people. And in the middle of it all a amazing historical hidden garden and temple. Should be a stop if you have some time.

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

it was really nice to get away from the heat for a bit and find some shade. the gardens are small but very pretty

Thank teacheronholiday
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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