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Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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Old Town
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Address: No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District | near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010, China
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+86 21 6326 0830
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was...

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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Beautiful and lively

A really nice place to get a large dose of some nice Chinese buildings, Chinese stores of different types and colorful decorations.

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A really nice place to get a large dose of some nice Chinese buildings, Chinese stores of different types and colorful decorations.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a wet and very grey day in October. To get a sense of what an ancient Chinese garden is all about it is amazing. It is not however an opportunity to experience the peace of a garden; it is big on every Shanghai tourist itinerary and suffers accordingly from just too many visitors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was very crowded when we visited but was nice to walk around the streets to get a feel for what Shanghai would have looked like in a bygone era, unlike alot of Shanghai which is very modern. Would also suggest walking around the streets surrounding Yu Garden as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yu Garden is always a place to visit in Shanghai. I have been there before, but with the crowd at Chinese New Year you should avoid it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It must've been nice some years ago, but now is crowded and old, so it's not peaceful at all neither can you get good shots because everybody is just on top of each other.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is like a huge China Town with a lot of shops selling selling Chinese souvenirs. If you have not been to any Chinese cities, this place is a must-see. But if you have been around the world like me, skip it and go to Xintiandi instead for a quaint place and to take a sip of coffee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great history and beautiful garden in the middle of Shanghai. Beautiful walking paths past koi ponds and meandering trails through the gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a lovely place to visit day or night, I have never seen so many carp in one place before , and the history of the Yu Garden , This garden is surrounded by a shopping mall which is built around the garden , as though it is a protection of the Modern world , I really loved the peacefulness... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you wanna be a time traveler to the long long past and see the way of living the Chinese royal family and also hear lots of amazing story you should definitely go to this majestic garden. My husband and I went there with my mother and father in law and that was one of the best experience that I've... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went their during winter on a Sunday, the good news is as it not free the garden itself is not too clouded otherwise the surrounding are quite busy

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Old Town
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.
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