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Yuyuan Bazaar

Old Town
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Address: No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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+86 21 6355 9999
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Yuyuan is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with...

Yuyuan is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with traditional architecture and shops selling everything from dumplings to kitsch. A great place for people-watching and picking up Chinese souvenirs, and close to the nearby Yuyuan Gardens.

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Interesting place to be

Interesting place to be in Shanghai after all the modern look a place with the image of China in my mind. Lots of shops inside but shops on surrounding streets are cheaper on same... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy area. Interesting to see all the hub bub going on. Not much (in my opinion) to buy, but good to browse.

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to be in Shanghai after all the modern look a place with the image of China in my mind. Lots of shops inside but shops on surrounding streets are cheaper on same items.

Thank nakturk
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy the Chinese New Year Lantern Festival at Yuyuan Gardens. The details are amazing and worth the effort of the jostling crowds. Best to go at night to see them at their best. If you wait long enough, the crowds will lessen to allow you a more comfortable walk on the zig-zag bridge. Go into the old Tea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I have find myself wandering in those architectural wander for hours enjoying small treats and trying to buy the perfect tea set. Definitely one of my favorite place in Shanghai!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Lovely buildings. Very Busy Nice products Great for photos Spent a few hours here, we normally prefer walking around the back streets in shanghai to see how the residents live, Yuyuan Bazzar was very good though, prices inflated as its a main tourist attraction.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited as part of our Sinorama China tour. Crowded, noisy, can get confusing to find your way around with its many narrow pedestrian streets with no visual landmark visible from above to get your bearings. Stay within the outer wall and you will be fine. All things Chinese in various levels of quality so its difficult for the casual shopper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

This is a great representation of Old Shanghai, lots of vendors for both food and merchandise. All the streets are pedestrian friendly, it can get very busy on the weekend. Don't miss this while in Shanghai.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Crowded, noisy, the pushiest shop assistants in China & topped off by fake water lilies in the pond. I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

An interesting bazaar with just about everything for sale. It's worth visiting for just the experience alone, however I'd be very skeptical about the quality and cost of everything you see. Don't fall for the 50% off offers, as that's probably still twice what it's worth; ie, buyer beware. But, having said that, it's still a fun place to walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

This market/bazaar is a great place to buy souvineers, pearls, silk items & anything else you may have missed out on in your holiday in China. Many food stalls to purchase food as well which is cheap & tasty. Reasonably large complex so if you only have a short amount of time you will need to have your skates on.

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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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