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Review of Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
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$40.00*
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Private Yu Garden, The Bund, French Concession, Pudong Half-Day Tour
Ranked #6 of 1,337 things to do in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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 April 30, 2013

I and my wife visited the garden on April 30th 2013. Firstly its very tricky to find the place and many locals didn't know the actual garden and they kept pointing us to the shops on the street around. We finally found the tourist information center and they guided us to reach the place. The garden itself has lot of cultural value, but as a place we found it just OK. Its not big and can be seen in about an hour at the max. The pavilion hall entrance was way to crowded. So as a tourist, its good for a one time visit to wipe it off your check list in places to see in Shanghai.

Thank SanAsh
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I think this place suit tourists in the sense that you can feel and see the old city, thought there're couple of things new. I found this place is amusing and found so many interesting shops inside.

Thank Chintana T
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

It's quite crowded but still a nice place to walk around or sit for a couple of hours. You can find quiet corners to relax in and just enjoy the scenery and old buildings. At 40 yuan fr adult it's not too bad

Thank JohnPJC
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Admission to Yu Yuan Garden is RMB 40, half price for elderly over 60 years old even you are a foreigner. By paying a small sum , you will be surprised and satisfied for all you will discover in the garden. Yu Yuan has more than 400 years history from Ming and Qing dynasties, its architecture of halls, pavilions, rockeries, flowing streams and many others to form a typical garden of the past. Don't miss it, it is as good as Suzhou Garden.

Thank yklimSingapore
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Yu Yuan is a very beautifully, constructed garden, from the Ming era. It is a mixture of buildings, walls, water, large rocks and well manicured plants. If you were there by yourself, it would be so peaceful and serene, but it does attract a lot of people. The rocks are a main feature, the taller the better and the more holes in them, the better, for luck.
There are some good government shops inside, with some good souvenirs, they are a bit more expensive, than the outside shops, but the products have a government guarantee, plus you get a proper receipt, for customs. The calligraphy store is worthwhile visiting.

Thank MitchMitch52
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