Yu Garden (Yuyuan) Tours – Shanghai, China
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
About this place
Yu Garden is located in central Shanghai’s Huangpu District, on a spot within the boundaries of former Old City. It is the only classic Chinese garden in the downtown area and was once a private garden for Ming Dynasty officials. The garden covers roughly two hectares and contains various rambling pathways, hidden pavilions, and classic flora. It is a good place to escape the bustling modern city outside. Take note of the hundreds of plaques and inscriptions written by well-known individuals, as well as the park’s collection of stone carvings. Yuyuan Bazaar, located nearby, is good to browse for antiques and souvenirs.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Tricky to find initially, had to ask around using my translator app. But once you find the garden hidden among the ancient Yuynan market ...its just wow! Gives you a great perspective on chinese garden style, unique jade stone caves and you feel like lost in a maze at times, which is fun when you let yourself flow in the garden, connecting with the vibe of the several water streams, lakes and ancient chinese huts! mus...read more
Yu Yuan Garden proper is a traditional old-style and large city garden (formally a private garden) in the heart of downtown Shanghai. If you have limited time and have never seen a Chinese garden then perhaps this may be of interest, but I would suggest you may spend your time better by exploring the other areas within this old part of town.
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