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 ₹1,192.80
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Xiaodongmen
How to get there
  • Yuyuan Garden • 6 min walk
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  • Jiles Pavel
    Italy4 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 Kingdom864 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, Singapore92 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
  • Dodolady
    Singapore306 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Went there quite early in the day. Not too crowded even though it was a Sunday. Spent abt 30-45mins exploring the place. Is pretty. Lots of shops and eateries once you exited the Garden. Could spend 2-3hrs exploring the area ard.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 March 2024
  • AJ Alden
    Jakarta, Indonesia72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil garden wanna be
    Love the place even I was there when it's raining and cold, but the garden still looked beautiful and mesmerizing, with lots of bonsai trees, beautiful flowers in spring, lots of interesting relics which is so interesting, what caught my eyes was the private traditional bank in Qing Dinasty... The ticket price is quite cheap 40 RMB for adults, and 20 RMB for students and seniors. Only when tour groups coming, it was not so funny anymore, because they didn't limit the visitors in the garden, and the garden got some small alleys that only 1 man or 2 small man could pass those, it was so uncomfortable. The staffs are very friendly and english speaking. Just make sure bring your passport to buy your ticket.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 April 2024
  • Ashutosh
    190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    Very scenic and pleasant. Takes about and hour to see the whole thing and well connected in the heart of old Shanghai. Must visit while in Shanghai. There is a huge market surrounding this place and is a very popular tourist site.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 May 2024
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Maria K
62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful! Must in Shanghai. The area right outside the mansion also really nice with shops to look around and walk. Fun. Almost like an outdoor shopping mall.
Written 19 May 2024
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Ashutosh
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Very scenic and pleasant. Takes about and hour to see the whole thing and well connected in the heart of old Shanghai. Must visit while in Shanghai. There is a huge market surrounding this place and is a very popular tourist site.
Written 17 May 2024
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Erico2709
Singapore, Singapore2,399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great architecture and well maintained. Lot's of food to try and things to buy. You should go with an empty stomach if you want to try and taste everything along the way.
Written 28 April 2024
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sydneyberlin
Sydney, Australia348 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Probably the most boring “tourist site” we visited on our entire China trip! The place looks like a rather unkept and rundown version of your average Chinese garden, is full to the brim with people and the “exhibits” are boring as hell. It’s also much smaller than we would have expected and the admission was rather expensive (for China, I must specify). They’ve also surrounded the entire park with an awful touristy shopping centre full of annoying hagglers and people trying to sell you their cheap plastic stuff, which cannot be avoided from neither the entrance or either of the exits. Felt like a big tourist trap and nothing more, there’s definitely plenty more exciting things to do in this amazing city.
Written 26 April 2024
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Allan L
204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A really interesting place in Shanghai. Very photo friendly. And a good historical part of the city. Well worth the trip
Written 24 April 2024
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AJ Alden
Jakarta, Indonesia72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Love the place even I was there when it's raining and cold, but the garden still looked beautiful and mesmerizing, with lots of bonsai trees, beautiful flowers in spring, lots of interesting relics which is so interesting, what caught my eyes was the private traditional bank in Qing Dinasty...
The ticket price is quite cheap 40 RMB for adults, and 20 RMB for students and seniors.
Only when tour groups coming, it was not so funny anymore, because they didn't limit the visitors in the garden, and the garden got some small alleys that only 1 man or 2 small man could pass those, it was so uncomfortable.
The staffs are very friendly and english speaking. Just make sure bring your passport to buy your ticket.
Written 17 April 2024
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Linda L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Absolutely stunning. A must-go place in Shanghai. Definitely worth a visit. My family enjoyed their time there and took loads of beautiful photos.
Written 26 March 2024
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Chow E
Singapore, Singapore245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Yu Garden was an extremely well known tourist attraction with some ancient buildings, mini stone forest, small walkway with their own small fountain. You can easily finish walking this place in around 1 hour or less. There are no food / drink being sold here, so if you are hungry please go to the area outside Yu Garden where there are many shops selling traditional wares. Overall, this place is extremely crowded and it would be better to walk around if there were not so many people.
Written 21 March 2024
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Dodolady
Singapore306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Went there quite early in the day. Not too crowded even though it was a Sunday. Spent abt 30-45mins exploring the place. Is pretty.
Lots of shops and eateries once you exited the Garden. Could spend 2-3hrs exploring the area ard.
Written 11 March 2024
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Emilee Rippon
Perth, Australia11 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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