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Reviewed yesterday

This area was really busy at the weekend, but quieter early on a weekday. We made a return visit in order to look properly at the buildings. They are very authentic and you would think they were really old rather than relatively recent constructions.

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Reviewed yesterday

This place is fun. Getting there can be tricky and rather crowded (there is a single doglegged bridge you need to cross), but once you are inside the crowds (relatively) thin out. The place is massive, beautiful and interesting. Without a lot of direction or signage, you basically stroll along, finding forks in the roads, taking them and trying to imagine what the other road would be like. There are bridges, tunnels, rooms, buildings, gardens, ponds (with Koi), deadends, rock sculptures, bonsai's and water jade. Basically an explosion of sights all strung together in a surprisingly cosy yet extensive location.

Thank anarchius
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Reviewed yesterday

This exquisite garden is a window on the past. The buildings are exquisite and there are various nooks and crannies throughout. It is a restful, peaceful place well worth a visit.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited during Golden Week, and got to enjoy the crush of every time being on vacation along with the local tourists. Went for very pricy tea in a teashop above the garden. It was a nice break for all the hustle and bustle down below.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the highlights of a two week tour of "important" sites we visited over a period of two weeks.

Thank Reklaw252
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderfully lit up and beautiful place to visit and roam. It is crowded but I didn't mind the crowds since it was so visually stimulating.

Thank Cate O'Hare A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great example of the home gardens . There are dragons in the architecture . This a fun way to spend an hour or 2. There is a fee to enter the gardens . I would recommend a tour guide to explain what you are looking at . There are coy ponds throughout the gardens . The terrain is a little rocky and can be slippery when wet . The contrast with the old and new was also visible here. There are examples of weapons and coins .

Thank laj2e7
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're lucky enough to visit Shanghai during Chinese New Year, you must visit Yu Garden to see the Lantern Festival. it is a spectacular display, not just of lanterns, but giant lit dioramas laid out in succession as you follow a path through the ponds. It can get crazy crowded and you need to buy a ticket, but it's worth it. And while you're there, there's lots of shopping and food nearby. The soup dumplings that are served with a straw and the amazing Shanghai dumplings that are fried on the bottom and steamed on the top are a must! So delicious.

Thank ggold123
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you've got a couple of hours to spare in Shanghai, then a visit to this spectacular formal 16th century garden is a must. Yes, it's busy, but try to find a 'quiet' time (early morning) and enjoy the architectural styles which will take you back a couple of hundred years .... A real flavour of Old China.

Thank Tilliclax
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Yu Garden in Shanghai is simply beautiful with so much history to take in. I would recommend to go first thing in the morning as I would say this is when you would see it at its best (without the crowds - we found a lot of them are very pushy). It would be amazing to be able to take in the serenity of the gardens, pagodas etc and really enjoy the ambience - and get great photos without too many people in them! It is worth visiting, but go early to make the most of it.

Thank KTMTravelBites
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