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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
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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As we walked up to this market while on a tour, I was thrilled to see the oriental architecture that I had been expecting to see more of. It is a lovely place and right next to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This shopping area dates from the 1980/90s but built in a traditional Chinese style. There are many souvenir shops where it is necessary to haggle, together with lots of cafes etc. It is nothing more than a tourist trap.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was my first real taste of crowded China, and I have to say it impressed me greatly. The architecture was exactly how I imagined old Shanghai would be, and the atmosphere was wonderful. I had been warned about pickpockets, but I felt safe wandering about the narrow streets. (Although I did avoid eye-contact with the many vendors trying to... More 

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Middle East
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The bazar is good for souvenir shopping, but nothing special as same items are found everywhere else.. But it's nice to see the Yu Garden while you are there.. Also I saw 2 Starbucks shops for coffee lovers.

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Christchurch
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Too crowded, and the touts are too desperate to sell to you. We wouldn't even look as we had seen better at Xintiandi and Tianzifan.

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South Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

As we walked up to this market while on a tour, I was thrilled to see the oriental architecture that I had been expecting to see more of. It is a lovely place and right next to the Yu Gardens. The place was packed with people and we didn't get to stay for long, since the gardens was where we... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is just outside the Yuyuan gardens and has enough for almost any tourist looking for a gift. Worth having a good look around as you will often see the same item at different prices elsewhere in the shops. Be aware that some of the larger shops (especially clothes shops) are tucked away in basements or above stairs. Plenty of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Famous for its Xiao long Bao you can see s long q at the stall downstairs. If you can afford to pay more for better quality Xiao long Bao you can take the steps to the higher floor to dine in the restaurant also serving Xiao long Bao. A place that is filled with tourists, you may want to head... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Someone told me that I haven't been to Shanghai until I visited this market. I'll say that the buildings are unique and interesting looking, although I doubt the originality of most of them. It's a little difficult to overlook the fact that these "old" looking buildings are riddled with the likes of Starbucks and McDonalds. Most of the merchandise for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stopped here on a Monday afternoon. The place was packed. If you are looking for stuff to buy you should be able to find it here. There are ALOT of people everywhere, keep an eye on your wallet and purse. A definite must experience. Bargaining is a must. The vendor will start high. Throw out a low number and then... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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