Yuyuan Old Street
Yuyuan Old Street
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Points of Interest & LandmarksFlea & Street Markets
Top ways to experience Yuyuan Old Street
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Xiaodongmen
How to get there
  • Yuyuan Garden • 8 min walk

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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,332 reviews
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Very good
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SB01
Sonning Common, UK863 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
The old buildings are there, but many of them are shuttered. Hopefully a prelude to a bit of TLC, but it’s like walking through a ghost town. Shanghai needs to do a better job of preserving its heritage.
Written 29 September 2023
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Edson
San Francisco, CA259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I’ve been to China many times and this spot is a must see. If you really appreciate the Chinese architecture this is the place, plenty of shops and street food to choose without feeling shy for not speaking Chinese. Perfect place to get your souvenirs, have a taste of the local food and take your perfect pictures for social media. In this area you can access to the Yu garden and the temple of the old god.
Written 20 September 2023
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Leontýna
Pilsen, Czech Republic14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great atmosphere, I loved the street markets there and the sellers were very polite, we even found a toy shop that sells big mochichies, as a european I didn’t even know these existed!
Great food and one lady even did my hair when I bought ji at her shop
Would recommend, 10/10
Written 26 August 2023
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LoveTravelling1116
Singapore, Singapore774 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Yuyuan old street has successfully preserved its architecture in distinctly Chinese style while constantly pulled in endless streams of tourists to visit. Its vast space and countless number of stores prove irresistible for souvenirs-hunting shopaholics, given its wide variety of fanciful memento to possibly acquire. This is also one of the most vibrant old streets where shopping mingles with eating, thereby creating the perfect experience to unwind.

Bargaining skills are highly sought after if one desires to purchase gifts at the most reasonable price. It is not uncommon for most shop keepers to sell at extravagant rate, but only to reduce it to more than 50%. Non-Chinese speaking visitors might be at a disadvantage as most sellers are Chinese and probably have little to no command of English language.

My personal experience at a liuli shop where I bought two liuli glass mini Buddha (pink and blue) confirmed that without haggle, I would be literally “cheated”. They finally offered me discount of up to 80%, to my disbelief. I was clearly elated with both the deserved price and the desired possession. This probably revealed how desperate shop keepers are to quickly sell off their products when there is a customer who truly wants it.

As a vegetarian, I was relief that Yuyuan has a mouth-watering and famous restaurant called Songyue Lou that dedicates to only Chinese vegetarian cuisine. This saves us from hunger in the midst of our shopping mission.

All in all, it is highly recommended to visit Yuyuan old street even with a hectic travel schedule as it could prove a big miss if one skips it entirely. Half a day might be too rush to cover every corner of the street, and beware that it is easy to get lost in these intertwined walkways. The easiest way to travel here is to alight at Yuyuan Garden train station and to walk for around 10-15 minutes to reach the main street.
Written 18 July 2020
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asthecrowsfly2
Melbourne, Australia227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We visited here in August 2019 on a tour. Although we were only here for a couple of hours, it was no where near enough time to get through all the shops and food stalls and sights. August is a very busy time and there were many many people everywhere. The architecture was wonderful, and so much to see. Definitely worth the visit. Leave yourself enough time.
Written 13 June 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,703 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We came in the afternoon and crowds were everywhere. Plenty of shops for food, drinks, clothes and souvenirs.
Written 6 April 2020
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Lance H
Boerne, TX1,264 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Good people watching in an old-style shopping area. The architecture is distinctly Chinese, but almost theme park-ish. I'm not sure about the quality of the goods, but there is a large variety. Plenty of people in the area to offer you replica items such as watches and handbags.
Written 31 March 2020
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,667 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A fun place to walk around and shop and eat. Lots to do and see. The people watching is just great. You can't get bored.
Written 15 March 2020
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AnaFerreira2015
Sao Domingos de Rana, Portugal105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Unforgettable experience, the atmosphere is phenomenal, lots of shops and restaurants, the hard part is not stopping at all. Since the route is outside, it is advisable to go when it is not raining. But if it happens, there are plenty of places to take shelter, to taste unique delicacies for example.
Written 12 February 2020
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Traveller_Oldie
Charleston, SC279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
If you don’t like crowds - DO NOT VISIT, but it is a wonderful mix of all types with a great vibe. Well worth visiting, but find a spot to sit amd watch the crowds hussle through. Many interesting little shops, but quite touristy. A stop at the famous Dumpling shop is a must.
Written 26 January 2020
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