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“Unexpected Gem”
Review of Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
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$99.75*
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Private Half-Day Shanghai Tour with Ding Tai Fung Meal
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$122.00*
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Half-Day Tour of Shanghai including Yuyuan Garden and Huangpu River Cruise
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$45.00*
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Private Yu Garden, The Bund, French Concession, Pudong Half-Day Tour
Ranked #7 of 1,333 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577.
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I honestly did not expect to be so impressed by a garden in the city, but this one is worth the trip WITH A GUIDE. The garden in beautiful in it's own right, but a guide will add so much to your understanding of the place. Also, the surround area is everything Shanghai smooshed together, from street food to toddlers pooping in the street to high end stores and McDonalds. Worth it.

1  Thank tjbudda
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Not so much of garden but a great place to visit with large pond area and plenty of shopping for all tourist nics and nacs and eating snacks as well. Yuan Garden is very close to Old Shanghai Street which is great for very cheap shopping and not to be missed.

Thank Tecomakeith
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Yu Garden is not far from Nanjing Road shopping area. It is a classical private garden in southern China, packed with halls, pavilions, ponds, bridges, rocks, and trees. Every corner of the garden is picture perfect. The garden was built during Ming Dynasty (more than 500 years old), but well preserved today. In here, you can relax and enjoy.

Thank Jenny201110
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Lovely garden in the middle of the city. Typical Chinese garden with beautiful vistas at each turn. Enjoy the tea house at the start and the tea ceremony.

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

A great get away from all the noise in Shanghai. Gave me a good idea of what I want my future garden to look like. Has to be seen!

1  Thank macho_jojo
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