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Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District | near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010, China
+86 21 6326 0830
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Reviewed today

This Gardens are extremely pretty!!! There are a rough diamond in the city center !!! I wish they should be maintained a little bit better. Don't go during a Chinese holiday as the crowds are insurmountable !!!! Identify the 4 elements of a Chinese garden...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank askemed
Reviewed yesterday

This was an interesting experinece - we spent a good 2-3 hours over here. It has a lot of shops and places to eat - some were popular as you can tell from the long queues. But do beware of people over-selling at shops as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tour817343
Reviewed yesterday

Our first morning in Shanghai we happened across Yu Garden while on a day tour to the neighbouring market. We decided to take a look inside and were not at all prepared for the beauty, history, and serenity of the gardens! I could have strolled...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suffragettecitygirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, it's crowded. Yes it's tourist-ey. But yes it's something you'd want to see. The ambiance of the architecture, small stalls and shops and street food make it worth the visit. Don't count on it taking up a big part of your day though, I'd...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dennie N
Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens are beautifully manicured and a definite must when in Shanghai. It is only a few dollars to enter and definitely worth a look around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kimjas67
Reviewed 2 days ago

The garden area is absolutely beautiful however, a bit crowded which is expected considering the amount of people in Shanghai.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank burkongla
Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful and serene place to walk around, learn about the historic significance of the gardens and enjoy the serenity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mscurti
Reviewed 3 days ago

In the middle of the bustling crowded city, it is a welcome relief to wander through the gardens, watch and feed the abundant coi in the pond (buy fish food outside the entry gate to the gardens before purchasing your ticket).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susancberkeley
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely gardens and architecture to relax and unwind in. Has little maze like walkways which you can explore and don't know where you will end up. Great way to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sashafullerton
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Experience the old Shanghai from the British times. Of course, it is artificial but still gives you a good experience

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GT-martin
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Response from BAZANG | Reviewed this property |
30 yuan other 60 August - December
12 January 2018|
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Response from anamagar | Reviewed this property |
Great place to visit and buy souvenir and scarves. I went during the summer and was very hot. I don't know about March, sorry. But I can tell you that this place is amazing. Have a nice trip!
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40RMB today.