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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Stefano R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

Thank CapeTraveller111
LaGrangeville, New York
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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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Mount Gambier, Australia
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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.

Thank 3406E
Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Yuyuan Market Located next to the Yuyuan Garden in short distance from the Bund. Getting there: Subway Line 8 Dashijie Station, short walk along Huaihai East Road and Renmin Road to Yuyuan Garden. Short walk from The Bund One of the best way to enter is through the northern gate from Renmin Road and Lishui road. Great place for walking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

It's noisy, crowded, and full of stuff you don't really want. But it's also fun to look at all the shops, listen to the shopkeepers who try to lure you in, smell the food, see the colors and the people (mostly Chinese tourists, but many Westerners). And it's on the way to the the Yu Garden, which is a must-see... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

This market area is bustling and full of tourists from all over the world. The buildings are fascinating and have a feel of old Shanghai. There are plenty of places to buy souvenirs, but they aren't the cheapest. If you don't like busy crowded streets it might not be for you.

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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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