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Yuyuan Bazaar

No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
+86 21 6355 9999
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Yuyuan is a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with traditional architecture and shops selling everything from dumplings to kitsch. A great place for people-watching and picking up Chinese souvenirs, and close to the nearby Yuyuan Gardens.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
No.269 Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010, China
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Reviewed yesterday

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...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay away. I could call this a complete waste of time except of the "watching a train wreck" aspect of walking through this area. I did witness a very entertainment heated argument between a young native and a street food vendor - best part of...More

Thank texas_forrest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here as part of a 32-day solo holiday with China Private Tours. This shopping precinct in a village style has something for everybody. It’s a fun place where you can buy cheap or spend a mint in the higher end jewellery shops. Be...More

Thank BobSt23
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Yuyuan is a great way to know shanghai. You can try out good dumplings, buy chinese snacks, take photos in retro shanghai costume or just sit in Starbucks and admire the architecture. You can also go shop around at small shops outside the main building....More

Thank World_of_JT
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I give the bazaar itself only three stars being very crowded and being an example of crass commercialism. Starbucks is there. What makes the visit worthwhile is the garden. Pay the extra money for garden entry and stroll among the beautiful ponds and pavilions in...More

Thank UnclePaulie
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is Disney meets Chinatown. People say this place is busy in the weekend. However I went early on Sunday morning at 9am and it was ok then. It did get busier by midday. No busier than Disneyland on a public holiday LOL. There’s some...More

1  Thank yeowon
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Yuyuan bazaar is extremely touristy. Although, it is right next to the Gardens so it is easy to check out if you are going to the gardens. I did not feel the need to buy anything but seeing the architecture was nice. IF you...More

Thank btm6030
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Yu Garden Bazaar is definitely worth a visit. My rules for the visit--some learned the hard way:) 1) Don't go on weekends. It is a tourist spot for Chinese as well and on weekends will be PACKED. Go on week nights. 2) Check your change....More

3  Thank tonynelson
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I went there twice during my stay in Shanghai. The trick is to go early in the morning and it is not crowded like in the mid-afternoon. You can do so much shopping there and you have boutiques like you have shops. For souvenirs and...More

3  Thank Shasha_Nounou
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A very busy, noisy overcrowded bazaar but the atmosphere was electric. Plenty of street food, shops and entertainment. Look up and take in the architecture but watch your pockets and bags you'll get jostled all the way.

2  Thank Csider65
Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the
streets that serve as the border to the old city. An
aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts
of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the
ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan
(which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly
referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists
every day, but wandering the streets around the
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13 October 2017|
Response from Glam Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes...just go ahead looking at them.
21 August 2015|
Response from Poleh | Reviewed this property |
Sunday afternoon for sure
28 January 2015|
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Response from skybluem | Reviewed this property |
Yu Yuan Gardens station. For us it worked perfectly.