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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 vacation route planner.
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  • 明朝时期的私人花园,素有“城市山林”之誉,又有“奇秀甲于东南”之说,是江南园林中的一颗明珠。被誉为全国四大文化市场之一,有名家手笔的匾额、碑刻,还有九曲桥、湖心亭等标志性的景点。这里可以品茶弈棋,或浏览风光,游人行走在桥上弯来拐去、斗折蛇行、移步换景。  more »
  • The Yu gardens are a haven of beautiful tranquility. Busy in the late afternoon, the gardens are a collection of pavilions, walkways, ponds and garden that give you an idea of the grandeur of old Shan...  more »
  • We went to Yu Gardens after 10 months of living in Shanghai. The Garden is a "must see" when you search Shanghai tourism map but i believe it is more due to the fact that Shanghai has very few places ...  more »
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  • 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.