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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  • Yes it is very much a tourist spot, but if you just slow down, walk round and clear your head it is a great place to be. Very calm and tranquil and steeped in history. As you walk round, look up as...  more »
  • You can see the classic Chinese architecture. Now a National Monument and must see for a tourist. It was damaged several times during the past. The guide tells you, it’s also called Garden of...  more »
  • I only spend a day at Shanghai and had few hours to visit Yuyuan. Its a tourist place and good for a short walk. Many street food that is expensive but worth a try since I’m a tourist.  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite Chinese gardens. According to my guide a Chinese garden should have 4 things, plants, rocks, water and buildings. This one has it arranged in a unique and wonderful way. Biblical truth states that we're uniquely and wonderfully made. This is a place for prayer, reflection and introspection.
  • One of popular spot to visit in shanghai. Nice place, still keep traditional building architecture. Close to souvenir market, you can feel more about old china town. Nice place If you like make photo of your world traveling , don't miss it, love it.
  • The garden is located close to the city center of Shanghai so it's easy to get there. Nothing spectacular but very green place full of variety kinds of flowers and trees, in addition there are few traditional Chinese style buildings which are very beautiful. Undoubtedly place worth to visit in Shanghai.
  • This was a little difficult to find because the entrance is the middle of the market. I spent about two hours looking around. The architecture of the building is beautiful and the vegetation and coy ponds provides much serenity. I am a student so i received a discounted ticket upon entry. I would recommend checking this out if you can make it before they close.
  • This place is beautiful and definitely worth seeing if you’re in Shanghai, but you should know ahead of time that it can get extremely crowded with other tourists. Luckily there are a lot of good places to eat and drink right nearby the garden. Watch out for and avoid scammers targeting tourists nearby. Just buy your stuff from the actual stores located inside the building.
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