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Reviewed November 8, 2017

The gardens were absolutely beautiful. I was one of the first people inside the garden at opening time, so it was peaceful and quiet. I highly recommend going early so as to get photos without tourists in the background. The architecture and gardening was stunning.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Very busy area packed with tourists but certainly worth a visit. The zig zag bridge to and from the tea house was amazing. The gardens with rock formations and beautiful trees is worth the hassle through the crowds. The history of each building was explained...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Had a day travelling around the 'Garden' and while it was enjoyable - there isn't much greenery. For a taste of a typical Chinese location (absolutely bursting at the seams with tourists) in a old-worlde setting, it really is fantastic. BUt you better like crowds.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Andrew P
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

I wanted to see this garden.... I have read the history...... I gambled going around Spring Break... just after. It was SO BUSY...... but not so many were going into the garden itself..... just the tourist-trap "old town" shops It was a lovely stroll in...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Fran B
Reviewed June 18, 2017

As very convenience tourist spot. It has got a Yuyuan Station on Line 10 of the Shanghai Metro. This is a place for Chinese culture lovers. The traditional architecture are grand and beautiful. Three hours should be enough to see most of the things in...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Not a lot to see, small, many better things to see surrounding it. In the middle of the Island and near the beach.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Robert C
Reviewed April 13, 2016

big market, lots of interesting stuff, foreigners really have to learn how to bargain because Chinese love the process of bargaining

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Paulo Z
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Many water features Very nice gift shop which can be overlooked easily Can be crowded. Have been here twice

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Dkommers
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

For 30CNY you get into garden with couple of nice sceneries, buildings and sculptures. Took me about 50 minutes to fully explore, plenty opportunities to take nice pictures. There is a temple nearby so make sure to visit both both once you are at yuyuan.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank 993michals
Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Yuyuan Gardens are a must in Shanghai City. Go early, and take your time to enjoy the designs. Spring is particularly lovely.

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