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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 in the new, with the sky scrapers, etc, then Yu is not a priority, but if you are more interested in the history and culture then yes, I would say make this a stop. The Garden "proper" where you actually have to pay to enter and see the complex should only take 1 1/2 hours (depends on your personality). If you are not familiar with the Chinese culture or specific history (as we weren't) I might suggest a good guide that can point out some special nuances in architecture (Kelly was a great guide). Also, in the area there are a lot of shops (some consider this a part of the Garden), but if you are in to shopping there is plenty to see and visit down in this area. Hope this helps.