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Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) Tours

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Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden)
Dating from the Ming Dynasty, Yuyuan Garden—or simply, Yu Garden—in the middle of the Old Town (Nanshi) Shanghai, is one of China’s best-preserved classical gardens. Covering an area of 5 acres (2 hectares), Yuyuan Garden is known for its beautiful scenery, elegant layout, and delightful pavilions, pagodas, pools, bridges, and rockeries.
 
The Basics
There are six main scenic areas to the garden, and each with several photogenic spots. Climb the 50-feet (14-meter) Great Rockery for a birds’-eye view of the whole garden. Don’t miss the Exquisite Jade Rock, a porous, spiky 5-ton rock with a fascinating history. Scattered throughout the garden are also numerous sculptures, carvings, calligraphies, paintings, and inscriptions.
 
Yuyuan Garden is a popular attraction and features on many guided tours, whether you want to explore for a half or full day. Most tours will include other top attractions such as the Bund, Nanjing Road, or Xin Tian Di. For a more customized and personalized experience, opt for a private guide.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • This is must for those with an interest in nature, history, and architecture.
  • Plan to spend about an hour here—two if you’re not in a rush. 
  • Yuyuan Garden isn’t wheelchair accessible; there are several steps at the entrance and more throughout the garden.

How to Get There
Yuyuan Garden is located at No. 137 Anren Street, Huangpu District. Take the metro, Line 10, and get off at Yuyuan Station (Exit 1). Or take public bus nos. 11, 26, 64, 805, or 930 and get off at Xinbeimen Station, or City Sightseeing Bus, line 1, 3, or 5.
 
When to Get There
The garden is open year-round, although admission fees are higher in the spring and fall than in the summer and winter; spring, when the garden is in full bloom, is the best time to visit. The garden is a popular destination on weekends; visit during the week and early in the morning for fewer crowds.
 
Yuyuan Bazaar 
Yuyuan Bazaar, located right next to Yuyuan Garden, is a bustling marketplace with shops, teahouses, and restaurants. It’s a great place to buy some souvenirs or to some local snacks, including xiaolongbao.


Address: 218 Anren Jie, Shanghai 200010, China
Admission: Varies
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Shanghai Yu Garden Ticket BookingAttraction Tickets

Shanghai Yu Garden Ticket Booking

Save time and save yourself the hassle of lining up to buy tickets by pre-booking your admission to Shanghai's Yu Garden. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a retreat to the best-preserved ancient private garden in Shanghai, noted for its delicate brick carvings, stone carvings, wood carvings, and clay sculptures.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Two Hours Walking Tour in the Yu Garden with Old Shanghai Town City Packages

Two Hours Walking Tour in the Yu Garden with Old Shanghai Town

First laid out during the Ming Dynasty in the 16th century, Yuyuan Garden is a masterpiece of classical Chinese garden design and one of Shanghai’s essential sights. Experience it, and the bustling bazaars and heritage areas around it, on this guided walking tour—with guaranteed skip-the-line entry. Multiple departures throughout the day mean you can plan your schedule with ease.
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Shanghai Half-Day Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden and XintiandiHalf-day Tours

Shanghai Half-Day Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden and Xintiandi

Discover two of Shanghai’s main highlights on this private half-day tour. First, head to largest garden, Yuyuan, and explore the ancient grounds filled with Ming and Qing classic architecture. Then head to Xintiandi and absorb the culture and history of old Shanghai during the 1920s as you listen to informative commentary from your guide.
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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this half-day private tour of Shanghai. Hit all the major attractions, including the Bund, the French Concession, Yu Garden, Old Town, and the Pudong Financial District. Stop in a local tea house for a sample of traditional Chinese tea. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port or your hotel provided.
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Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao Temple and Taobao City Market

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Discover the temples, gardens and markets of old Shanghai on this private full-day tour, including hotel pick-up and drop-off.  Marvel over the magnificent Jade Buddha Temple, admire the ancient Chenghuangmiao Temple and stroll around the idyllic Yuyuan Garden, which dates back to the Ming Dynasty.  After tucking into a typical Chinese lunch (included) practice your haggling skills as you browse the Taobao City Market.
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Private Shanghai City Sightseeing of the Bund and Yuyuan Garden

Get an orientation to both classic and contemporary Shanghai in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. A personal guide will accompany you on this full-day tour that includes admission fees to several attractions. Spend the day at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, plus Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Old Street, and see historical architecture along the Bund.
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Mini Group Shanghai Day Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yu Garden, Bazaar, BundFull-day Tours

Mini Group Shanghai Day Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yu Garden, Bazaar, Bund

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Explore dynamic Shanghai and charming Zhujiajiao Water Town on this private full-day tour that includes Yu Gardens and Bazaar, and the Bund. Swap the bustle of the city for the calm and quiet of Zhujiajiao Water Town as you discover this ancient village. In the afternoon enjoy the splendid Yu Gardens, browse the goods at the traditionally styled Yu Bazaar and check out the colonial architecture on the Bund. Your knowledgeable guide shares stories throughout the day for a comprehensive look at Shanghai.
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As the commercial and financial center of China, Shanghai attracts tourists from all over the world every day, here you can see the old buildings and modern buildings which really Shocked your eyes. Today our guide will show you a different Shanghai day trip, you will visit Shanghai Yu garden, Yu Garden of Shanghai is a pearl of classical gardens in shanghai built in 1559 in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with a history of more than 400 years, then you will visit Yu market for free shopping, later you will visit Jinmao tower 88th floor, it is 420.5 metres (1,380 feet) tall and one of the highlight in Shanghai, Jade Buddha temple, it is one of the Shanghai must-see attractions, and till now, it still be an active one that with 70 resident monks at last count. It was built in 1882 with peaceful temple inside, finally you will have free shopping at the famous street Nanjing road, and photos at the Bund area.
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Explore one of Shanghai’s most evocative neighborhoods when you book a private walking tour of the Old City. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your guide directly at your centrally located hotel. Once in the Old City, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden, admire the area’s Qing Dynasty–era architecture, stroll through a bustling bazaar, and otherwise follow in locals’ footsteps as you discover the historical area’s highlights.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) costs USD 9.00. Guided Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) tours start around USD 9.00 per person. See all 524 Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden) tickets and tours on Viator.
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