Yu Garden (Yuyuan), Shanghai

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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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  • Splendid garden. A must see if you visit in Shanghai. Avoid weekends as already during the week, there's a crazy world. It's a wonderful garden and there are no words to express this beauty. A must see.
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  • is a junction of streets filled with tourist shops with a view that seems an oasis ... very nice
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  • Yu Garden I knocked. It was one of the places that I've been looking for in my life. The whole atmosphere was amazing. Pond, fish, typical of the construction. It was getting dark, and everything was a little mysterious atmosphere. While more people, but the enthusiasm failed to take it to me. I recommend.
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  • Pretty cool area. Little small but was really enjoyable. Little Rock areas to crawl around and almost a bit of a maze. Wasn't that busy. It's not a "holy cow" attraction but definitely enjoyable. Also a really authentic looking souvenir store. Items ranging from ¥20 mini tea sets to ¥60,000 Jade carvings.
  • Stunning, peaceful Gardens. I have been here several times. This time (mid-March) the Plum Blossoms and Magnolias were in full bloom. Lovely. The wisteria will kick in in April...draped over an arbor. My son loved the fish when he was younger. This year I was with a good friend and she loved the old stone mosaics. Look up for the Dragon. It's impressive.
  • One of the historical place in Shanghai, beautiful Chinese ancient heritage that depicts retained beauty, art, culture and glory from the past. Perfect spot for an evening, relaxed walk around, eat some typical Chinese food, do some street shopping. I liked the structure and architecture. Although a lot of it is newly built or renovated but it still feels good to eyes!
  • Interesting Shanghai old garden experience. Lots of interesting souvenir shops too. Be careful with rip off prices. Always counter what they offer you. Enjoy ~ :)
  • Stunning old buildings and maze-like paths connecting different parts of the garden. Absolutely beautiful. There is a lot of natural stone sculptures and waters. Compared to eg some of the classical gardens in Suzhou it has less flowers and green. I REALLY recommend going there early in the morning; after 10 or so it's crowded. The same goes for the neighboring bazaar, avoid it mid day and afternoon!!
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