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Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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Address: No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District | near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010, China
Phone Number: 021-63260830
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was...
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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Thus gorgeous and ancient garden complex surrounded by arrays of shops selling souvenirs. One of the most beautiful garden in Shanghai. Its a lovely green oasis in the heart of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Thus gorgeous and ancient garden complex surrounded by arrays of shops selling souvenirs. One of the most beautiful garden in Shanghai. Its a lovely green oasis in the heart of the city. There are ponds, rock garden, ancient Chinese pavillions. A lovely way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Like most tourist attraction in China, this one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Our group was able to visit this site on our last day in Shanghai. It was very education as to the Yuyuan Garden and it residential site. Apparently, this historical site once house an official and its family members during the early Qing Dynasty. It took this official 18 years to build this building and its adjoining gardent. Rocks, plants,... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely diversion from the hustle bustle of the adjacent shopping district. Step through the gates and into a peaceful haven where you will be greeted by trees, flowers and rocks, water, bridges, pagodas....... The size is quite impressive and some of the scenes are stunning. Cameras at the ready. Occasionally take a look upwards and you will... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A beautiful oasis in such a busy city. Beautiful gardens, lakes and areas to sit and reflect. Have a great deal of respect for the builders of these beautiful areas.

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Goa, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Surrounded by shopping arcades and streets full of shops selling duplicated electronic items and replica clothing, you can spend atleast half your day in this area. But, if you want to shop all original and looking for good quality products, they are hard to find. Almost all the stores selling electronics and accessories are all fake. Unbelievable, but i bought... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

best shopping either in shanghai or Beijing is around yu garden. To enter the garden needs to pay 30 yuan.

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Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

These gardens are both tranquil and stunning to see. Managed for more than 400 years, the 6 different areas are full of old trees, beautiful flowers and oriental buildings. It's the perfect was to spend an afternoon if you are in Shanghai.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful. Despite the endless crowds i could still find a quite, peaceful spot in this exquisite garden maze. Every new area you explore is unique but just as stunning as the one before it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What an amazing Oasis in the center of the city! You cannot miss it ! It was one of the highlight of my stay in Shanghai

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Absolute Must Visit !!! "Nice Architecture and history" but that's not what I am going to write about. The place is filled with small & medium shops offering souvenirs, gift items and what not ! The prices quoted is a little high but you will have ample margin to bargain and get a very good deal. We shopped like crazy... More 

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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 complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.