travelgrove Travel Tips
 

Yu Yuan Gardens in Shanghai, China

 
00
    
Legend
  • Outdoors Activities travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: 0.6mi
tylerd's pictureby tylerd Outdoors Activities travel tip
added on the 16th of October, 2010
When you think about China and gardens in the same sentence, the word that comes to mind is 'transquility'. But if that's what you think before visiting Yu Yuan Gardens, you will be sorely disappointed. Yu Yuan is anything but peaceful, but it's a delightful place!

Yu Yuan Gardens might look like classical Chinese gardens (Yu Yuan was built in the 16th century by a Mind Dynasty official), but it is uncharacteristically lively. There are tons of cloisters, ponds, pavillions and miniature rock gardens in Yu Yuan, and seeing as how the park is very nice, most of the time it's full of people.

Outside the park there are lots of vendors selling anything from snacks to candy and trinkets, so you can get something to nibble on while taking a walk in the gardens.CNY 40

Address:
Fuyou Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China

Price:
CNY 40 entrance fee

Opening Hours:
8:30-17:30

 
XintiandiNanjing Road
 
 
 
Outdoors Activities
tips

Recent travel tips for Shanghai

  • Bi Feng Tang
    Shanghai is one of those cities where you won't have to go hungry until morning if you feel peckish in the middle of the night. There's a lot of street food, and many stall are open until late, but sometimes you feel like sitting [...]
    D: 2.4mi10
  • Jingan Temple
    In Shanghai, ancient temples nestled between high-rise buildings are not an uncommon sight. Jingan Temple, a Buddhist temple built in the 3rd century is practically dwarfed by the sky-scrapers that surround it. It is a small-ish temple, but [...]
    D: 2.7mi00
  • Oriental Pearl Tower
    The Bund is one of the landmarks of the city of Shanghai, but it's hard to imagine the Bund without the Oriental Pearl Tower rising just opposite it, across the Huangpu River. The tower is a recent addition to the Shanghai skyline (it [...]
    D: 1.4mi00
  • Bar Rouge
    Shanghai's nightlife can be anything you want: classy, laid-back, fun or quirky, depending on where you go. In the case of Bar Rouge, what you get is pure glamor. The bar looks brand new and it is located on the 18th floor of a building [...]
    D: 0.5mi00
  • The Bund
    The area around Huangpu river is where you can find several of the most interesting attractions in Shanghai. The Bund, as the waterfront is called, has been one of the main symbols of Shanghai for quite some time. It stretches from Waibaidu [...]
    D: 33.8mi00

Things about Shanghai you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Shanghai Travel guide

Fabulous Shanghai China's financial capital is probably one of the most interesting places in the world to visit.  The city of Shanghai boasts a dramatic view of the old and the new existing side by side with the spectacular Shanghai Bund right in the center of it all.   Here are some helpful facts about this fabulous city that can help you get a picture of what this city has to offer.  [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

New Norfolk, Australia
Norfolk Island is the best place to live, to travel and to relax. It is a beautiful island with sandy beaches, high mountains covered with tall...
General: Heaven on earth

Ulm, Germany
There are some nice possibilities to go for shopping, in the city center and at some shopping malls.
Shopping: If you want to go shopping...

 

Matala, Greece
Sleep inside the caves if you get a chance, it's awesome to go asleep with the water right below you :) Don't get caught though
General: Sleep inside the caves

Dublin, Ireland
Guinness Storehouse is like the origin of all beers and a little piece of Irish history and culture. You can follow the brewing process, you will...
Outdoors Activities: Guinness Storehouse

 

Arusha, Tanzania
Kilimanjaro Tanzanite Safaris Ltd, specialist Tour Operator in Arusha Tanzania. Offers wildlife safaris,african safaris,vacation holidays, tanzania...
General: Tanzania holidays destinations

New Orleans, Louisiana
This interesting city has some interesting cemeteries, and among the 40 graveyards scattered around New Orleans, Saint Louis no. 1 is one of the...
General: Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

 

San Diego, California
The large and pleasant Balboa Park is located in the heart of the city. The park gives home to the famous san Diego Zoo and not less than 13...
Outdoors Activities: Balboa Park

Tampa, Florida
A local restaurant that serves traditional Mexican food in a welcoming, friendly environment. Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant is owned by a...
Food: Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant

 

Venice, California
While in venice, make sure you walk a lot and watch people. Don't get stuck anywhere and buying stuff is not worth it. It is a cheap place but...
General: Walk a lot and watch people

Wichita, Kansas
We went to eat at this local Mediterranean restaurant at the hotel's recommendation and we loved it. The Bella Luna Cafe is more than just a...
Food: Bella Luna Cafe

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*