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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
Fee: No

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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After tea at the nearby 'Renaissance' we ventured out to join the mid afternoon crowds in the Bazaar and surrounds on China's National Holiday, 1 October. What a fascinating place. Streets closed off; people ,bikes ,scooters squeezing through; hawkers and small shops competing raucously for the holiday-makers attention; three soldiers standing stiff and impassive at the 'nominal' entrance, eyes moving... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken here with a tour group and advised not to leave the tourist market. We had a brief look around and the best part of this area are the Gardens and Temple. The pseudo Chinese architecture is ok but the shops are purely for tourists. We ignored the guide's advice and visited the shops nearby and found local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see when in Shanghai! Really beautiful place with many shops and restaurants. Guaranteed to find something for everyone.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Yuyuan Bazaar is a must-see attraction for tourists visiting Shanghai, but that doesn't mean you'll enjoy yourself. Among the dumpling houses, dim sum restaurants and gift shops, you'll find the usual riff-raff common in every tourist trap - street hawkers selling fake watches, beggars, and loud, pushy crowds of tourists. Although the architecture of the bazaar can make for... More 

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Chippenham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

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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Nanjing, China
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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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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.