Yu Garden (Yuyuan), Shanghai

4.2
#1 of 93 in Parks in Shanghai
Visitors flock to Yu Garden (Yuyuan) to wander the winding paths between lakes, over bridges, and through pagodas. This garden, built by an officer of the Ming dynasty in 1559, remains best known for its elaborate towers, pavilions, exhibit halls, and many water features. Stop at the tea house for a snack and to watch the fish, turtles, and tourists roaming different sections of the garden. Put Yu Garden (Yuyuan) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Shanghai trip itinerary app .
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  • I come back here again after 10 years ago, many changing situation and condition, but the buiding still with old style. Now many shop, and many tourist, its a crowded, oh ya the buiding on center of y...  more »
  • The area/bazaar outside YuYuan garden are also interesting and the garden itself will take up much time depending on your personal interests I such places. Maybe 1-2 hours will suffice.  more »
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  • Very nice gardens and truly historical buildings, almost a must visit when in Shanghai and if there is time for some touristic activities. Would recommend to take a guided tour, the entry price is reasonable and so are the tours. The outside area is a bit crowded but inside its find and very nice. Great place.
  • Must visit place in Shanghai for tourists. You can see here typical Chinese constructions, how usually people had seen in Old chinese movies. You get a feel of being in China. Nice street shopping. Nice lighting. A Must go place for tourist.
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