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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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The YuYuan Bazaar starts to shut down at about 8:30pm. I went on a Monday afternoon around 1pm and I was not really impressed. All the vendors are grabbing you, shoving items in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The YuYuan Bazaar starts to shut down at about 8:30pm. I went on a Monday afternoon around 1pm and I was not really impressed. All the vendors are grabbing you, shoving items in your face, begging you to shop at their store. They all have the same laminated card showing purses, watches, etc.. There are food stores (dried fish, dried... More 

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Chengdu, China
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34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This area has been redeveloped over the years into a series of faux Chinese buildings selling all sorts of goods, easy place to get take-home gifts. Fun to walk around, but watch your wallets/purses when really crowded. Easy walk from Metro, Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant is quite good, try upstairs, easier if you speak Chinese. Prices are high at every... More 

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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A lot of stuff to buy here. There's China made bags, cushion covers, caps, everything you can think of. This is the Chinatown in Shanghai. You can pick up just about anything and the best part is to bargain up to 60-70%. Even the place are nicely laid out in brown building with Chinese architecture. Nice place to take photos... More 

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Our Uniworld trip operators provided a half day escorted tour of the Yuyuan Bazaar which was a very exciting adventure. The crowds were mesmerizing and very interesting to watch in action. Many shops dotted the labyrinth of lane ways. My husband was worried about getting lost but I have an excellent sense of direction. No worry anyway as the Chinese... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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