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Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

Closed Now: 8:45 am - 4:15 pm
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Shanghai Yu Garden Admission Ticket
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A classical garden complete with period style buildings. The Garden was created by Pan Yunduan a Government Officer for his family finishing in 1577.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District | near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010, China
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+86 21 6326 0830
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Old buildings with a good infraestruture for turist. This is another place you must come in Shanghai.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 895guilhermec
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited this garden with some friends in late November. It is not very large but you will find delicate stone structures and statues inside the garden. In addition, you can visit some beautiful rooms with woodwork. I guess you only need about an hour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alireza_Samimi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. I can recommend it enough. The gardens and pagodas are gorgeous and it is easy to spend a few hours wonder aimlessly around here. Try to go during the week as weekends are busy. The marketplace surrounding it is chaos so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amandav773
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even though my husband and I visited Shanghai in October, it was over 90 degrees the day we visited Old Shanghai and the Yu Garden. With walkways that meandered through cooling arches beside a meandering stream, through lush gardens filled with all manner of greenery,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Old private garden of former emperors trusted house. Great history and insight into history of Shanghai and how wealthy families . Amazing amounts and size of koi carp. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VinnieLondon_SE2
Reviewed 5 days ago

A casual walk among centuries old trees, ancient housing structures, ponds, stone walkovers, populace huge gold fish schools, common populace aiming for selfies and group pics.......Thats Yu garden for you. Although an erstwhile palatial symbol has been recreated for us, the crowds can be overwhelming....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Prem Anand N
Reviewed 1 week ago

definitely go to visit this place. beautiful gardens, architecture. overall one of the must see in shanghai. i went in first week of november, and my guide kept telling me that i am very lucky that there are so few tourists. so its better to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sans_gh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To go and have a look at what the Yu Garden is all about. Has to pay 40yuan to get inside. Basically it's a garden

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Esther0762
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens themselves are very interesting and it's well worth having a guide take you through to learn about the people who lived there. Take care purchasing anything in the gardens. We bought a mah jong set that we were assured was made of bone....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aiakar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to several Chinese gardens and this garden is one of the best. It lives up to the hype and exceeded my expectations. The admission fee is 30 RMB which is reasonable considering how excellent this garden is. It is large and well-landscaped...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Calvin C
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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the
streets that serve as the border to the old city. An
aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts
of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the
ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan
(which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly
referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists
every day, but wandering the streets around the
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Erin H
12 January 2018|
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Response from anamagar | Reviewed this property |
Great place to visit and buy souvenir and scarves. I went during the summer and was very hot. I don't know about March, sorry. But I can tell you that this place is amazing. Have a nice trip!
Gordon M
22 March 2017|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
I believe this was only 10 RMB.
Gordon M
22 March 2017|
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Response from B3NB3NB3N | Reviewed this property |
the garden consists of a paid area (which was the house of the former government officer of the Ming Dynasty) and the free outside area which is the main shopping and food area. Admission Fee: CNY 40 (Apr.1-Jun. 30... More