Yu Garden (Yuyuan), Shanghai

4.2
#1 of 94 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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  • This was a great stop, although we did not plan for it. The place feels like the old time in China. Lots of wonderful shops and the garden is beautiful Lots of people were inside.  more »
  • A great Chinese-style garden to spend time and relax. There are places around to eat including traditional Chinese food.
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  • Very nice gardens and truly historical buildings, almost a must visit when in Shanghai and if there is time for some touristic activities. Would recommend to take a guided tour, the entry price is reasonable and so are the tours. The outside area is a bit crowded but inside its find and very nice. Great place.
  • Must visit place in Shanghai for tourists. You can see here typical Chinese constructions, how usually people had seen in Old chinese movies. You get a feel of being in China. Nice street shopping. Nice lighting. A Must go place for tourist.
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