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Yuyuan Bazaar

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Address: No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +86 21 6355 9999
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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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An experience but buyer beware

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
John W
LaGrangeville, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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LaGrangeville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank John W
Mount Gambier, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank bdorfmanca
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank RinNYC
Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

very ineterszting place, it is an absolutly must in Shanghai. You have to see the garden, the temple and walk (and buy) on the market

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This Market requires planning to be visited otherwise you'll may hate it. We had a friend from Seattle who toured us around and inside the secrets of hundreds of shops and thousands of visitors. Trying local fritters, cakes and drinks was really fun ... you cannot escape buying a few items. We bought more than a few souvenirs. If you... More 

Thank Nelson C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Shanghai is a busy and modern city. Often feels like being on the set of Bladerunner. The Yuyuan area gives us a feel of traditional Chinese through its architecture. The shops are selling a wide variety of items and a few sell some interesting antique items. A few of the street vendors are making food via traditional methods (don't miss... More 

Thank Tom G
Kuching, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is really crowded and full of tourist and locals shopping. The place sells everything from jewelries to food.

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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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