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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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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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...

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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Great place for tourist souvenirs

Located next to the Yu Garden and also known as the City God Temple market the market is a large tourist oriented shopping area similar in function to Convent Garden in London... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Chippenham, England

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Located next to the Yu Garden and also known as the City God Temple market the market is a large tourist oriented shopping area similar in function to Convent Garden in London. Despite its ancient appearance this shopping area is a modern development aimed at tourists (90% of which are Chinese). There are over a hundred stores and shops in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I went to the market in the late evening and it was also raining so there were not a lot of shoppers around. I think that made it a bit better as there were no large crowds to battle with. I managed to buy some wonderful things which I now enjoy at home. Be prepared to barter though as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is a must in your Shanghai visit, traditional buildings, souvenir shops... Etc I was walking around close streets and have the opportunity to see real Chinese live, not only the tourist side. Safe area for foreign people, just you have to take into account you can find crowded streets and shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This destination is a magnet to all tourists with its beautiful Chinese architecture and design coupled with hundreds of shops that sell almost everything that might interest tourists. As usual, price bargaining is compulsory if you hate to be ripped off. There are many F&B outlets, the most famous being the Nanxiang Steamed Bun restaurant that has a perpetual long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Exactly what I wanted. Old style buildings with any and everything you could want. If you cannot find it here than you did not need it. You can haggle on almost everything. If you want the real silk there is a underground shop there, everything real silk and gorgeous scarves and ties. I want to go back to china just... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It feels like 'China-town in China' - quite aptly put by our local guide in Shanghai. It's crowded, full of shops of all kind, and its great for people watching and being watched. Plenty to photograph the old style new buildings, with the Shanghai Center in new Pudong visible over the roof-tops. All kinds of tourists and others abound -... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lots of shops and restaurants and masses of people. Many, many people. But it is part of the area and just beside the Yu Garden which is a don't miss sight. Find a quiet corner and people watch. Went into an interesting art gallery of local artists here though I don't know the name.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Probably not your best choice if you can't stand crowds. It's surely one of the busiest places to hang out in Shanghai — masses of tourists, both Chinese and western, packed into a maze of narrow streets and alleys — but it's fun. Really. The bazaar is located in the heart of Shanghai's old city. The architecture is traditional, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wow we came here in school holidays and it was crowded, many many shops of all sorts to choose from, many eating places, a must visit area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

So many people! Jade Garden is nearby.Lots of shops but very touristy and overpriced. I was lucky to be there when they had outside food concessions so was able to sample local street food.

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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.