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Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District | near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010, China
+86 21 6326 0830
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Yuyuan Garden is beautiful, not to be missed but be prepared for crowds! Even in the off season of early March, there were a lot of people here. I can’t imagine how busy it must be in the high season. However, there are a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DV52
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Yu Garden while on holiday in Shanghai, found some lovely souvenirs at good prices(after haggling) and had a lovely meal in one of the restaurants. It”s all lit up at night and looks magical. A must see when visiting Shanghai.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deanp552
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really liked going to this beautiful place, it is really nice to walk around and has all this classic construction that reminds you of the lovely Chinese culture.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AJKihn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I just love this garden. This is one of my favorite in Shanghai. You can take a lot of good portrait pictures here. For those taking different taxis for the group, you should know there are alot of entrances. Our group was dropped 1 in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank iluvursmiles
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is very beautiful however the day we went was extremely crowded with people bumping into each other.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank luisj37
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is just a fantastic garden smack in the middle of the city. If you have kids, this would be a wonderland. Lovely to walk around in any weather, classic.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yatrawallah
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yu Garden is beautiful, but Google maps didn't take us to the entrance. The gardens get quite busy but there are enough areas that you can get away from the crowds and sit and enjoy the peace

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PNeuendorf
Reviewed 6 days ago

Best to review this place when it first opens otherwise it is crowded. The area around it is great for shopping as well. For best dumplings, try Yu Yuan Nan Xiang Ma. They have a little hidden entrance so follow the signs. This restaurant takes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fascinating due to so much to see. The rooftops have sculptures on them, the fences have long dragons on them, there are walkways that twist and turn, ponds, rock gardens, buildings. It goes on and on. Amazing that it is 400yrs old...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wildmango51
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this on a Saturday morning in December when it was snowing and it was worth it. There is a surprise around every corner. We had visited some of the classical gardens in Suzhou earlier in the trip and had wondered if we would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Corinna B
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March 17, 2019|
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Response from The_tipadvisor | Reviewed this property |
Around 9:30pm for the shops
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February 14, 2019|
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Response from Jeff G | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I would suggest making it one of your priority places -- if you are staying in Shanghai and not able to venture beyond the city limits. Shanghai is kind of two-cities -- old and new. If you are more interested... More
January 12, 2019|
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Response from BAZANG | Reviewed this property |
30 yuan other 60 August - December