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Yuyuan Bazar

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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...more
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No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
+86 21 6355 9999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really do appreciate and enjoy the hustle and bustle of an ancient market town... apparently this bazaar's been around for centuries (since 1500s!), simply because it's around Yu Garden (Yu4 Yuan2). But the initial excitement quickly degrades into boredom as you realize the stores...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maryyeo
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This market consists of little shops really, or sometimes bigger shops with a number of stalls in. As in any Chinese market you have to barter, but then you can get a good price. Don't be put off if you don't like shopping, it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Laceminnie
Reviewed November 1, 2018

A great place if you know how to bargain, and if looking for souvenirs. Several diferent stores carry all the same items, so it is very easy to walk away if you do not get your bargain price. Be aware that this area is busy,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Terry F
Reviewed October 20, 2018

This place is busy, be aware that pick pockets work this bazar so keep you valuables close. It is fun to walk around, prices are high and if trying to barter 1/3 of the asking price is fair,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

So many stores and most pretty similar. Ridiculously Overpriced and got irritated by being hounded all the time, overall a typical Chinese market with a lot of fake goods. Watch out for pickpockets.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank traveller77722
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This old bazaar in China is about 400 years old. It has many things for you to see such as the Yuan gardens. These gardens are great to wander around and just enjoy the area. The bazaar also connects with the Central Fangbang road which...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sm05060
Reviewed August 6, 2018

A lot of shops, nothing too exciting. Too crowded (as all in China). Has not a particular kind of stock that will be appealing to tourism.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank seasonedvisitor
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I went to this area twice in my short trip to Shanghai. There were a lot of good souvenirs to purchase and it was very comfortable for tourists. My favorite two places were the Huntington Tea House and a little crab bun soup place. You...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank labonnevie
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Enjoy Many Cheap Souvenir Shops From Yuyuan Garden MRT exit 1, just walk pass the small garden around 300 metre, You can find 5-10 RMB Souvenir shops i.e. Fridge magnet, key chain, chop stick, postcard etc. Reasonable cloths price i.e. ice silk dress only 25...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 458appa
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This bazaar is like many other shopping areas in China. You’ll of course negotiate very hard for things you may not really need. However, you are probably going to be here already seeing some of the very nearby sites. In that case, take some time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TwoWas
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October 13, 2017|
Response from Glam Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes...just go ahead looking at them.
August 21, 2015|
Response from Poleh | Reviewed this property |
Sunday afternoon for sure
January 28, 2015|
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Response from skybluem | Reviewed this property |
Yu Yuan Gardens station. For us it worked perfectly.
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Melbourne, Australia
Shanghai + Hangzhou in 3 days (2 Replies)
Hi all We are arriving in Shanghai at 1PM on Thursday June 11, by plane from Xian. Proposed itinerary (having reviewed various suggestions on other forums!) Maglev to city/hotel (thinking asset hotel or bund riverside or astor or salvo). Science and tech market 3-6pm. Shanghai financial centre at sunset (thanks Ellyse!) Dinner at super brand mall or M on the Bund Drinks at cloud 9 Fri 12th Museum 9-11 Yuyuan gardens 11-12 Yuyuan bazaar brunch 12-1 Nanjing lu market 1-3 ...More
April 12, 2009|
Response fromDestinyTravelChina|
Nanjing Lu is boring. Save time to other pleaces. You can find bicks rent near West Lake. Cycling around the West Lake is fabulous.
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Itinerary help (9 Replies)
We are going to China September 2015 and as part of a tour we will be in Shaghai for 3 days but 2 days are full with tours and we have a free day but will be flying to Hong Kong in the late afternoon/ evening not got a exact time yet but wondered what to do I wanted to visit Naijing road and wondered if it was worth going up the pearl tower? Yuyuan bazaar? Here is what we are doing already Day tour including Yu garden,Shanghai museum, boat trip on the Huangpu river, acrobats show Day...More
September 28, 2014|
Response fromHoben01|
if you want the birdseye view of shanghai goto the top of the world trade center instead. as for the pearl tower it houses the shanghai museum which focuses on the history of the city.
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Things to eat @ Nanxiang (Yuyuan Bazaar) - in chinese !! (10 Replies)
Ok, here's my strange request for chinese-speaking people out there... I would really like to go to Nanxiang restaurant (hope the name is right) at Yuyuan Bazaar, to have their famous XLB, but I've read the menus are only in chinese and waiters working there do not speak any english, so I am a little bit worried about this. Could any of you please give me a brief list of the best things to eat there, writing names in chinese (so I can show the list to waiters ?) Any help would be...More
July 25, 2009|
Response fromMaocheng H|
XLB 南翔小笼包, And do look out for Uighurs people if you wish to visit the old city, they might steal from you or even rob you in front of a million people during day time and China police will not intervene in minority crime, they might be put in jail for one night and you stay in hospital with a hole in your body for 3 months and get told that those guys are precious minority and has to let go tomorrow.