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Yuyuan Bazaar

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Address: NO. 269 Fangbang Middle Rd, Shanghai 200010, China
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Phone Number: 021-63559999
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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Wasn't sure what to think about this place after reading about it in travel books, but one of the staff members at our hotel suggested we go and experience this. Overwhelming is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was hoping to find old Shanghai but this is just a replica area, ok it gives you an idea but I found nothing of interest here and only Managed an hour before escaping

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to think about this place after reading about it in travel books, but one of the staff members at our hotel suggested we go and experience this. Overwhelming is an understatement. Whatever you want is here.From the endless jewellery stores over many levels, to the gadget stores,tailors,toy vendors souvenirs and food stalls, its a labyrinth that never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yuyuan Bazaar is located in the heart of Shanghai’s old city. This is one of the attractions that really draws tourists. There are streets and lanes for you to explore. This is just a replica of Ming Dynasty buildings, but tourists do enjoy the hustle and bustle atmosphere. There are many shops, restaurants and tea houses and tourists. You can... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from a mall that sold rugs and embroidered pictures (life-like realism) to the Yuyuan Shopping Bazaar. Our tour group entered through a main entrance – a corridor lined with retail outlets on both sides. Our tour guide’s first stop was the Fenghui Pearl store. It appears the tour company and the outlet has a working relationship – the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we went to Yuyuan garden market was on a drizzly weekday night in September. There weren't many people around and the atmosphere was really laid back and relaxed. The pretty 'traditional' Chinese architecture looked really nice and the streetlights shining through the hazy rain made everything look kind of surreal. There are a lot of stores selling... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This wasn't a favorite in Shanghai. It was too crowded and a bit too touristy. We visited Silk World and were given a demonstration about how the quilts were made from silk worms. That was cool and we almost bought two quilts/duvets. We went through a tea ceremony and bought tea. We ate at the famous dumpling restaurant, so it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Given the location this is a bit of a surprise. Bit of a tourist trap and there is some tacky stuff on sale but also some better quality materials. Be prepared to haggle. They look to rip off westerners - be prepared to pay 20% of first quoted price. Walking away gets the price down.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

A bitter sweet of Yuyuan bazaar, historical values of the buildings have been overshadowed by the shops and shoppers will be distracted away from engaging with the historical background of the place. Anyway, still an amazing place not to miss if you are in Shanghai.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I was on the Yuyuan Bazaar, Yu Yuan Temple and the Garden on a Sunday in May. I cant believe why the government agreed to establish hundreds of small touristy shops in this nice area. The houses are really nice and gives some impressions of the chinese architecture and spirit of the old days in Shanghai. Due to the shops... More 

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Masterton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We personally like these places. Love to haggle so no issues. Went during the week and got there about 4.30p.m Crowds not too bad until the tour groups arrived lol! Found a street food stall on the outside with 2x kababs for 10 rmb. Dinner at one stop!

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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.