Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
4.5
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Monday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Friday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Saturday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Sunday
8:45 AM - 4:15 PM
About
A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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from AU$20.33
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Xiaodongmen
How to get there
  • Yuyuan Garden • 6 min walk
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  • Jiles Pavel
    Italy5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The classical garden’s design and tranquil atmosphere offer a peaceful escape.
    Exploring Yu Garden in Shanghai was a mesmerizing journey into Chinese garden artistry and history. The classical garden’s design, with its intricate architecture, tranquil ponds, and lush greenery, transported me to a different era. Strolling through the zigzag bridges, rockeries, and pavilions offered a peaceful escape from the urban hustle and bustle. The teahouses and traditional shops surrounding the garden added to the charm, allowing me to savor local delicacies and shop for souvenirs. The attention to preserving the garden’s heritage was commendable, and the guided tours provided valuable insights. Yu Garden is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts, photographers, and anyone seeking a serene yet culturally rich experience in Shanghai.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 September 2023
  • SB01
    Sonning Common, United Kingdom830 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Oasis
    Sitting amongst all the high rise and neon is this beautiful walled garden in traditional Chinese style, being full of waterways, conifers, rockeries and statues. But garden is a misnomer as there are temples, halls, boathouses and even a theatre in traditional styles that elevate the gardens to remarkable heights. It is a lovely, relaxing place to enjoy outside peak times. During peak times it’s absolutely rammed! Like almost everywhere you need Alipay for your tickets so come prepared. Decent washrooms. IMO a must see in Shanghai. Shanghai old streets are just behind, but they seem to either be about to be knocked down or more optimistically restored. If the former grab a view now.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 29 September 2023
  • PSN
    Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to take photos
    Beautiful place to visit with lots of greenery, flowers. A great place for taking Beautiful photos. Students under 17 free entry, show passport or student identification as proof. For adults, please bring passport in order to buy entrance tickets. They are very strict on security hence passport is a sure way to buy tickets successfully. Be prepared to get your bags checked by security personnel too. Yu Garden surroundings, have many shops selling local delicacies, souvenirs and eateries.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 November 2023
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Emilee Rippon
Perth, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful place to visit! Even more spectacular at night time with all the lights and the shopping options. We went in the Winter and practically completely forgot about the cold because everything was so beautiful.
Written 30 December 2023
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PSN
Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful place to visit with lots of greenery, flowers. A great place for taking Beautiful photos. Students under 17 free entry, show passport or student identification as proof. For adults, please bring passport in order to buy entrance tickets. They are very strict on security hence passport is a sure way to buy tickets successfully. Be prepared to get your bags checked by security personnel too.
Yu Garden surroundings, have many shops selling local delicacies, souvenirs and eateries.
Written 28 November 2023
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ClaireLouise
Derbyshire, UK366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Nice for a wander but was OK. Thought would have been better maintained. If on a limited time I would miss. Entrance fee OK.
Written 25 October 2023
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Dorset F
340 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
It was OK, very busy so not that enjoyable, the architecture and landscaping were very stunning,
For western person you need ID to enter either passport or DL. I was completed in 1 hour and then spent more time at the shops just outside… beware of the hassle and negotiate.
Written 15 October 2023
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK830 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
Sitting amongst all the high rise and neon is this beautiful walled garden in traditional Chinese style, being full of waterways, conifers, rockeries and statues. But garden is a misnomer as there are temples, halls, boathouses and even a theatre in traditional styles that elevate the gardens to remarkable heights. It is a lovely, relaxing place to enjoy outside peak times. During peak times it’s absolutely rammed! Like almost everywhere you need Alipay for your tickets so come prepared. Decent washrooms. IMO a must see in Shanghai.
Shanghai old streets are just behind, but they seem to either be about to be knocked down or more optimistically restored. If the former grab a view now.
Written 29 September 2023
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Jiles Pavel
Italy5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Exploring Yu Garden in Shanghai was a mesmerizing journey into Chinese garden artistry and history. The classical garden’s design, with its intricate architecture, tranquil ponds, and lush greenery, transported me to a different era. Strolling through the zigzag bridges, rockeries, and pavilions offered a peaceful escape from the urban hustle and bustle. The teahouses and traditional shops surrounding the garden added to the charm, allowing me to savor local delicacies and shop for souvenirs. The attention to preserving the garden’s heritage was commendable, and the guided tours provided valuable insights. Yu Garden is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts, photographers, and anyone seeking a serene yet culturally rich experience in Shanghai.
Written 22 September 2023
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Travis Z
Columbus, OH8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
There are simply too many people. Unless that’s your thing, or maybe you like temples so much that you don’t mind being squeezed into a human sandwich, I would say avoid.
Written 13 September 2023
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xi ra
Ramat Hasharon, Israel553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
very nice place with chinese vibe and souvenir shops, coffee shops, nice pond, not real shopping but a cute place to visit.
Written 10 September 2023
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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,983 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Yu Garden,Is Chinese, is a classical garden at Shanghai.It was close to my hotel Marriot hotel marquis.It great place for walk and relax after busy shipping day.
Written 9 September 2023
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Andy P
Wisconsin Dells, WI12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
Beautiful and vibrant place to enjoy some food and gift shopping.
Stop at NanXiang restaurant for great soup dumplings
Written 23 June 2023
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Yu Garden (Yuyuan): All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (10,580 reviews)

Frequently Asked Questions about Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Yu Garden (Yuyuan) admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$19.83, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$13.73 per person.

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