Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden (simplified Chinese: 豫园; traditional Chinese: 豫園; pinyin: Yù Yuán, Shanghainese Yuyoe pronounced [y²².ɦɥø⁵⁵], lit. Garden of Happiness) is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai at Huangpu District, Shanghai. It abuts the Yuyuan Tourist Mart, the Huxinting Teahouse and the Yu Garden Bazaar.
This garden is accessible from the Shanghai Metro's Line 10 and Line 14 Yuyuan Garden station.
Jui Hong Teoh | Jan 16, 2018
Surrounding the Yuyuan Garden is the bazaar, or known as the Old Town Bazaar. Peeping through the windows, it’s easy to be dazzled by Chinese silk and beautiful jade on display and in its own right, this is one of the best places to get them. As I wonder deeper through a maze of shops and alleys within the Old Town Bazaar, my mind is picturing them during the days of Imperial China. On the go, I’m mentally replacing the Starbucks with a traditional tea house. The Haagen-Dazs around the corner I’m replacing with a traditional Chinese restaurant with locals slurping down noodles instead of ice-cream. Some traditional things still remain, such as the named business signboard on top of the store entrance, lanterns hanging everywhere and shops serving hot food. This is a really interesting place to spend additional time to explore. Not many Chinese architecture survived today because early Chinese period building materials were chiefly wood until the Ming Dynasty. The Ming Dynasty, perhaps one of the most influential imperial rule of all China established many precedents. This include moving the capital to Beijing and establishing the Forbidden City. Plenty of China’s historical landmarks are derived during this period including a big part of the Great Wall as it exists today. It’s architectural influence impacted not just China but plenty of places in Asia as the Ming also had one of the largest naval fleet and commanded influence over much of East Asia. One of the great examples of Ming architecture can be found at the Yuyuan. Gabled roofs with symbolically decorated and coloured eaves.
Leonard Low | Dec 12, 2017
Terrific old market bazaar area of Shanghai, filled with shops selling beautiful and traditional and more modern wares, crafts, food, and tea. The buildings are styled as traditional Chinese village buildings giving this market an awesome atmosphere.
Seamus Moran | Feb 16, 2018
Atmosphere was great. Not so great for bartering (store owners where pretty adamant about their prices).
Dimitri Damian | Oct 6, 2017
Lovely traditional street. Very very commercial. Worth a visit though. Just behind the Bund
Togrul Yagublu TY | Jan 22, 2018
loved this street more than Yu yuan garden itself
Alexander Paykin | Apr 3, 2018
Great bazaar. A mix of cheap trinkets as well as high end shops offering everything from silk and pearls to amazing ironwood carved figurines. Something for every budget. Just avoid the knockoffs being sold by the peddlers without shops or booths, that go around showing pictures of knockoff wares and repeating the never-ending mantra of 'Watch, Bag, Bag, Watch"
jonas lannö | May 10, 2018
Amazing street with hundreds of shops selling both high end products and small trinkets. If you're going to multiple cities I'd recommends waiting with the souvenirs until you come here. because if there's something you're looking for, you'll find it here, for a good price.
Kulayanee M | Jun 17, 2018
Enjoy Many Cheap Souvenir Shops From Yuyuan Garden MRT exit 1, just walk pass the small garden around 300 metre, You can find 5-10 RMB Souvenir shops i.e. Fridge magnet, key chain, chop stick, postcard etc. Reasonable cloths price i.e. ice silk dress only 25 RMB per pc, scarf 10 RMB per pc.
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