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Yuyuan Bazaar

Address: No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
Phone Number: 021-63559999
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Type: Shops, Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Owner description: Yuyuan is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood...
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Type: Shops, Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Basically Yuyuan is a shopping district where the buildings are constructed in ancient style. It is exceptionally 'Chinese' here because it was the only area ruled by the Chinese government when the entire Shanghai was leased to western powers last century. However, in my opinion, it is simply a shopping district where overpriced shops are housed in pseudo-historical buildings. If... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This place attracts many people so it can take some time to find your way out around the shops, despite the signage. As others wrote it's indeed nice for photos but also to shop. The street opposite Yu Yuan Gardens metro station is ideal for red lanterns and silk scarves if you don't want to really go further and get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Not sure if this is the best place for shopping, but definitely to have a meal and take some pictures. Nanxiang Mantou Dian, which is a dumpling restaurant, is located there and it's highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Watch your purse for starters (just a little too busy and squished for my personal comfort...) Great photos to be had - a completely different world to other parts of Shanghai like the Bund. A short walk from the Garden

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very touristy and crowded but the place was beautifully lighted up at night. Lots of chinese souvenirs and street food, which wasn't very good. We wanted to try the Nanxiang xiaolongbao but they had sold out when we arrived at 7ish. Accessible by train and a 5-10 minutes walk. From the train station, you will pass by a street with... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I loved this place! Not because I like kitzchy tourist stuff which I have to admit is such fun to look at and buy. From fridge magnets that look like bowls of rice and noodles to shops that sell water bottles that kids take to school to shops that sell xiao long bao that you can sip up with a... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Yu Yuan Garden is great, accessible using the MRT Yu Yuan Garden Station. the building is ancient and historical (i think).. be careful of the restaurant next to Starbucks Coffee.. it is the first restaurant after we landed in shanghai.. we were starving and we didn't know anywhere to go.. i asked the hotel where to find some food, and... More 

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Yuyuan Bazaar is on your way to the Yu (Yuyuan) Garden. If you are visiting one you might as well visit the other. There are numerous small shops selling every kind of food, souvenir, etc. you could want. I understand there are pickpockets that frequent the area so keep your valuables close but definitely stop by and enjoy some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were looking for the fabric market (which is mainly about tailoring, not selling fabric) and en route stumbled on Fangbang Road, which adjoins the Yuyuan Bazaar. There must be hundreds of small shops/stalls here catering for the local population as well as tourists. We found very few of the shop staff spoke English, but it's surprising how far you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were planning to see Yu Gardens on the final day of our visit to Shanghai. On the way we got lost a little. When we finally found someone to speak English and give directions, (a big issue for us in mainland China), we went through this bazaar and it was so lively and colorful that we decided to skip... More 

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