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Yu Yuan Gardens in Shanghai, China

 
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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

 
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