Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Yu Garden (Yuyuan), Shanghai: Hours, Address, Yu Garden (Yuyuan) Reviews: 4.5/5

Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
4.5
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
About
A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $10.00
All you need to step foot in the door.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Xiaodongmen
How to get there
  • Yuyuan Garden • 6 min walk
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4.5
10,566 reviews
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cosmopolits
Beijing, China537 contributions
Go during lunchtime
Jun 2021 • Couples
We have been there the second time. It is very beautiful, but its best to go there either very early or during lunchtime to avoid crowds.
Written June 14, 2021
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PHR67
Beijing, China358 contributions
Beautiful Traditional Chinese Garden
May 2021
This traditional Chinese garden / park is really beautiful, and well worth a visit. It is a very popular destination, so it gets packed on weekends. Come early to beat the crowds.
Written May 6, 2021
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Chris P
Shanghai, China4,924 contributions
Scaled down, but still worth it
Feb 2021 • Solo
The Lantern Festival at Yu Gardens is still worth seeing, even though the decorations are scaled down a bit. Note the times of a 10 minute show, when things get a bit crowded.
Written February 7, 2021
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Fox M
Winchester, CA92 contributions
My favorite place
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is by far my favorite place on earth. Its so cozy and I absolutely adore all the beautiful koi and the live music. Plenty of shops and places to eat. Walk in and enjoy the sights and sounds. In the morning its not as crowded and at night everything is lit up. I miss this place.
Written November 17, 2020
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China14,172 contributions
Breathtaking!
Nov 2020 • Couples
A lovely history of how this garden was built by a man for his parents to enjoy in their old age. Always nice to experience history and designs and architecture. Amazing what they had achieved in those olden days.
Written November 12, 2020
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK162 contributions
A floating garden
Dec 2019
Located behind novelty shops in Shanghai, this garden is hundreds of years old, one of the oldest parts of the city. You'll find small traditional buildings standing above the water, connected by bridges and walkways, plants and flowers float in the water and every part of the garden looks like a work of art. You'll find rocks used to decorate the garden that have been transported hundreds of miles and small sculptures of episodes from Chinese history. You'll also find a shop filled with classic Chinese items such as Terracotta soldiers and in the distance you can see Shanghai tower, the tallest building in the country. Though not a very big garden, it is a nice way to spend time to get a break from the modern day busy city life.
Written November 8, 2020
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Ivan A
Bangkok, Thailand67 contributions
A small garden
Sep 2020 • Solo
Well I guess the place has been hyped too much however its just a garden and nothing extra ordinary.
Written November 7, 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Amazing temple
Dec 2019
Apparently I was lucky to visit this spectacular temple on a weekday, off season during a rainy day, because there was hardly anyone else besides me. It's a fantastic work of art with 100s of strange corners and hidden areas. Would have loved someone explaining everything to me, but no guides were available.
One of the most beautiful things I saw during my visit to Shanghai. Definitely a recommendation!
Written October 30, 2020
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EtaTandela
Jakarta, Indonesia277 contributions
Very crowded
Nov 2018 • Couples
Very crowded when i went on weekend, especially at the Yuyuan streets. Recommended to go at weekdays. At the time very difficult to find the entrance. To go to the entrance make sure to pass the zigzag bridge. At the end of the bridge there is the ticket locket. Inside the garden not that crowded like the outside because you have to pay for entrance. In my opinion, this garden's not too attractive. You can see the old building and furniture. But it's not taken good care of. I would recommend people's park and Jing'an Sculpture Park. See my review for details.

It's more worth it if you visit this venue at night, lots of beautiful lights, but cant enter the garden at night. But more beautiful at night and they have like chinese opera singing show at night
Written October 28, 2020
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Thkam
Nicosia, Cyprus107 contributions
What a magnificent place!
Oct 2019 • Family
So beautiful. So unusual. Its like leaving for some minutes in another world. Loved it. Definitely a must see place.
Written August 24, 2020
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