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Yuyuan Bazaar

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Address: No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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+86 21 6355 9999
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Yuyuan is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with...

Yuyuan is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with traditional architecture and shops selling everything from dumplings to kitsch. A great place for people-watching and picking up Chinese souvenirs, and close to the nearby Yuyuan Gardens.

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Nice atmosphere with interesting buildings, restaurants, shops, souvenirs, street food and a lot o people. Vibrant, crowded, a real pleasure to walk around

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere with interesting buildings, restaurants, shops, souvenirs, street food and a lot o people. Vibrant, crowded, a real pleasure to walk around

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manila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice place with pretty buildings and a tourist-trap vibe. I enjoyed looking at the small stalls displaying interesting handcrafted souvenirs. But I didn't find anything I wanted to buy. I marveled at the lines of people waiting to buy giant crab soup dumplings and xiao long bao, but it's nothing I wanted to try myself.

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Garden Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This place has practically everything. At first they told me to was a good place to shop but I certainly didn't expect what I saw. i love how the buildings look traditional. Good and cheap food vendors, xiaolongbao!!!. Even Starbucks and Dairy Queen. Plenty of places to shop. Haggling is a must! The clerks would even follow you out to... More 

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This place has several shops wherein you can by souvenirs and yes at a very cheap price . Like any other market in China you would need to bargain hard for the stuff and you will get that very cheap . This area also has some old buildings with Chinese architecture which you normally see in Jacky Chan's movies .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very busy area. Interesting to see all the hub bub going on. Not much (in my opinion) to buy, but good to browse.

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Interesting place to be in Shanghai after all the modern look a place with the image of China in my mind. Lots of shops inside but shops on surrounding streets are cheaper on same items.

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I really enjoy the Chinese New Year Lantern Festival at Yuyuan Gardens. The details are amazing and worth the effort of the jostling crowds. Best to go at night to see them at their best. If you wait long enough, the crowds will lessen to allow you a more comfortable walk on the zig-zag bridge. Go into the old Tea... More 

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Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I have find myself wandering in those architectural wander for hours enjoying small treats and trying to buy the perfect tea set. Definitely one of my favorite place in Shanghai!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Lovely buildings. Very Busy Nice products Great for photos Spent a few hours here, we normally prefer walking around the back streets in shanghai to see how the residents live, Yuyuan Bazzar was very good though, prices inflated as its a main tourist attraction.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Visited as part of our Sinorama China tour. Crowded, noisy, can get confusing to find your way around with its many narrow pedestrian streets with no visual landmark visible from above to get your bearings. Stay within the outer wall and you will be fine. All things Chinese in various levels of quality so its difficult for the casual shopper... More 

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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 complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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