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Yuyuan Bazaar

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Address: No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
Phone Number: 021-63559999
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Yuyuan is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with...

Yuyuan is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with traditional architecture and shops selling everything from dumplings to kitsch. A great place for people-watching and picking up Chinese souvenirs, and close to the nearby Yuyuan Gardens.

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It's a bazaar! and full of tourists!

Personally, I don't mind touristy things when I am a tourist. However, buyer beware. We went into one building that smelled so strongly of recycled rubber that my eyes burned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
HaveringBob
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Southern California

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been there in weekend and it was very crowded. Walking with kids is highly difficult but possible. There are thousands shops and lot of goods. Also different toys that make this place attractive for kids. Also there ate lot of restaurants are Howeve the food are not so good. In this market there is silk shop where it... More 

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Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Personally, I don't mind touristy things when I am a tourist. However, buyer beware. We went into one building that smelled so strongly of recycled rubber that my eyes burned. (The one that has the fake Disney store). That being said, I got some great souvenirs, took some lovely pictures and had delicious snacks.

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Thank HaveringBob
Adams, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a street market with lots of little cheap things that you may or may not want to buy. Regardless, going to this market is an experience. This was my first time to China, and I had not really witnessed anything like it. There are so many little shops selling things. I practiced bargaining on things I didn't want.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We visited the market in the weekend so, it was extremely crowded. In there you see many shops and vendors who tirelessly insist to sell cheap products to visitors. Do not forget to bargain if you want to buy something. In one case I bought a watch and then found the same one in half price just hundred meters away... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

So, after reading lists of things you need to do and see in Shanghai, we decided to visit Yuyuan and Old Town. I can start by saying it was one of the more unpleasant days of our trip. This is just one huge tourist trap, but people flock to it. I've been on crowded streets plenty of times, but I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

There are quite a new shops but there is nothing much to buy except for very tourist type of souvenir. Good place to visit to experience a very Chinese kind of atmosphere which is very vibrant and lively.

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1 Thank Joy-holiday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

You can try bargaining hard. Others would give in and others might not. Have fun at the Yuyuan Bazaar but it gets really crowded. Avoid having your photos taken by the local photographers when in China. We were scammed at one of Shanghai's water towns. Mom bargained RMB 10 for one photo. Had four shots taken (to choose from is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great options for shopping - ranging from clothes to bags. Plenty of dinging options as well. The architecture maintains the traditional Chinese architecture, which is a sight to see in itself. Mind the prices and be prepared to haggle as a tourist. If you want some souveniers while in town, this is a great place to go to.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

If you are looking for ethnic Chinese items like, paintings, fans, chopsticks etc, this a great place to buy these. Also there are small local restaurants dotted all along to have a quick bite.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

This place is crowded and busy with something for everyone. Lots of little stalls selling tourist nick nacks. Easy to get lost amount the many people here.

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Staying in Old Town

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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 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.