Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Shanghai Region  /  Shanghai  /  Parks  /  Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Yu Garden (Yuyuan), Shanghai

(4.2/5 based on 6,500+ reviews on the web)
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 vacation route planner.
Create a full Shanghai itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Shanghai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Shanghai by other users

25 days in Asia BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Shanghai BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Shanghai BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Shanghai BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Shanghai BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, teens, culture, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Shanghai Region BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Shanghai BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in South Korea & Shanghai BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Shanghai & Beijing BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Shanghai BY A USER FROM INDIA March, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in East Asia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Great history and lovely strolls. Interesting architecture, trees, flowers and rock formations. If you have xtra time, well worth spending time in a quiet place. Mixture of old and new seeing 450 year...  more »
  • I loved the place, it is wonderful and a fabulous tour of totally different from a culture very different from mine,
    View original
  • It is a Garden Centre and there are shops and restaurants and has become a very lively tourist area. Entering the grounds of fact and was surrounding the various buildings around the many ponds. Is a classical garden, but prospects are not effective, the receptionist is like built up somewhat. Garden in a more crowded area shops and meat-packaging shop was.
    View original
Google
  • Yes it's insanely crowded, especially on weekends, but it's still a lovely sight to see in Shanghai. Day and night views of YuYuan are completely different. Definitely worth a visit even if it's a short one.
  • Super crowded . Full of tourists .. Get a feel of traditional chinese style. These whole areas in the pics are free to enter, just the yu garden area that you need to pay entrance fee to get in. The surrounding area is markets with small shops of cheap stuff 10-20 yuan and some chinese style decorative items that are more expensive. Do bargain if you are a foreigner they tend to tell high price. There are a lot of restaurants around including the famous xiao long bao place where the queues are super super long
  • Top place to visit in Shanghai. Calm and relaxing, spend at least one hour there. Opportunity for nice photographs. Highly recommended._
  • While great place to see once, don't try to be here for too long. It is always packed with tourists and it will cost you a bunch of extra time to just walk through it. Again - go here once, but not again. Also, don't try to buy a lot of souvenirs here as most of them are not quality goods.
  • A beatiful place BUT- very crowded! If u want to see some authentic chinese ancient buildings -visit old towns or places out of shanghai. Otherwise it just misses the point.