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“An amazing garden that takes you back in time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Garden of Contentment (Yugarden)

Garden of Contentment (Yugarden)
No.137 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
021-63260830
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Ranked #12 of 840 attractions in Shanghai
Type: Gardens
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577.
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“An amazing garden that takes you back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

A wonderful places to go..Takes you back in time in a city of skyscrapers everywhere. If you are a photographer, enjoy the perspectives through the various shape entrances and lots of photo spots in this place..

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful but hard to find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I can't imagine finding this place without help of a guide, or a taxi driver perhaps. It's a beautiful garden with oodles of Chinese history, buried deep inside old Shanghai. You'll be smothered by lots of natives selling their wares, even inside Yu Garden. I would definitely suggest using the knowledge of a tour guide because there is no audio headset system and signage lacks in many areas. Overall, though, no trip to China would be complete without spending some time in a garden like this. A tip as you move from room to room -- watch the thresholds, they are customery and signify the importance and power of the owners (the higher the threshold, the more important the owner).

Visited November 2012
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“Definitely worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Yu Yuan is a must on a first visit to Shanghai - we really enjoyed it. The only time during our stay in the city that we felt that we were in "Old China". Beautiful buildings, ponds and lakes and lovely gardens. Peaceful atmosphere and not too noisy despite the crowds. It was fairly crowded on a warm Monday at noon in mid-October, but not too bad. Probably best to avoid weekends, however...

Visited October 2012
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“avoid going onn weekend”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

enjoy the stop here - lot of things to see n buy i.e gifts etc. the old shanghai street is jz nearby so do go there for local snacks.....

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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Crowded but beautiful with many shops. We also walked to Temple area, lots a fun and delicious dumplings

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