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Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden)
Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden)

Yuyuan Garden (Yu Garden)

218 Anren Jie, Shanghai, 200010

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.

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Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden
Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden
$79.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent Tour!
Frank is an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and takes care of his clients. He even took pictures and sent them to me by WeChat.
vijayparmaraz, Nov 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Shanghai

star-5
Amazing time!!!
Terrence_O, Jan 2020
Shanghai Morning Half Day Tour with Yu Garden, Bund, Nanjing Road--Group Tour
So much too see...the tour is great, very informative with the guided knowledge of an insider that knows the little details of these spectacular landmarks! Thanks for an easy, fun, informative, exhibit of Shanghai!!!
star-5
Great Tour of Shanghai
braddoss, Dec 2019
Shanghai Morning Half Day Tour with Yu Garden, Bund, Nanjing Road--Group Tour
Patrick was a fantastic tour guide. Very personable and helpful with suggestions about what to do in the city, how to get around, etc. He even helped with a transfer to the airport upon my departure. Would definitely recommend this tour!
star-5
Loved it! Well done!
Go257360, Nov 2019
Private Yu Garden, The Bund, French Concession, Pudong Half-Day Tour
Our guide, Jaime was excellent and open to doing what we were most interested in such as a tea ceremony and tasting local food!
star-5
Lovely way to spend a day
Beautiful960, Nov 2019
Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden
Tom is a good guide. Full of information, dates, facts and figures. We visited the Shanghai Museum, three different temples, a silk factory, the jade and pearl center and a large open air flea market/mall area and the Bund. Every stop is an opportunity to shop, but I really felt it in the silk and jade shops. The shop workers hovering, pointing out sales and making suggestions. The tour group was less than 10 people which was great.
star-5
A wonderful tour
mary_munro, Oct 2019
Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden
This was a long day but our guide was knowledgeable and confident. He didn't hurry us and answered all the questions he was asked. We had time for photos and to examine museum exhibits etc for ourselves. We found the trip to the Silk Factory fascinating and the Tea Tasting session was most enjoyable. An excellent lunch was included. We would never have seen all these things by ourselves so totally recommend this tour.
star-5
Great half day tour!
Ale C, Aug 2019
Private Yu Garden, The Bund, French Concession, Pudong Half-Day Tour
Hello - would highly recommend taking the tour with Tom if you have limited time (business). He is very friendly, eloquent and explains and points out pertinent details about all the sights you are seeing. He also picks you up and drops you off for convenience. His English is excellent so expect very fluid conversation. I was very happy with the outcome.
star-4
Great Tour Host
BernardFong, Oct 2019
Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden
Tom was assigned to host a gp of international tourists from US, Canada, South Africa and Singapore on 29/10 day tour of Shanghai. His pleasant personality, great hospitality skills, deep local knowledge were indeed commendable. Tks Tom.
star-5
Shanghai Yu Garden and Old Town Private Tour
fly4sungp, May 2019
2-Hour Shanghai Yu Garden and Old Town Private Walking Tour
MY spouse and I truly enjoyed this private walking tour through old Shanghai. Our guide Sunny was wonderful. She came to meet us at our hotel promptly at 8:30 am. She ordered a Chinese Uber type car service to take us to Old Town Shanghai. Sunny was very knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. Her English speaking skills are excellent. She was very quick to answer any of our questions, and if she didn't know she would use her phone to search for the answer. It was a beautiful morning to walk through the Garden. The Yu Gardens are beautifully planted and well maintained. There are several pavilions to walk through with ponds and water features to enjoy. Sunny made references to the history of the Yu Gardens and any architectural features as we made our way through. She was also very accommodating when we wanted to shop in old town. She translated for us which was very helpful. After our tour she even accompanied us to The French Concession where she suggested we have a cold beer and lunch at The Refinery Shanghai Brewery. We did, and it was the perfect spot. Great for relaxing while people watching and a enjoying tasty lunch. I highly recommend this tour, and especially appreciated our Guide Sunny. You will too.
star-5
Very good tour and tour guide
MichaelK10895, Sep 2019
Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden
Very good tour and tour guide I learned alot from new and old Shanghai. Worth a visit to Shanghai and exploring.
star-5
Great Tour & Experience
Simone_D, Jun 2019
Private Yu Garden, The Bund, French Concession, Pudong Half-Day Tour
We recently completed a half day tour of Shanghai with Tom. Visiting with a friend & 2 children Tom made the tour extremely enjoyable!! He was very accommodating & knowledgeable about Shanghai & it’s history. We very much enjoyed this tour & would highly recommend.
star-5
Very good
Otanildo_C, Sep 2019
Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden
Very good This tour is a great option to know about some of the main tourist points of Shanghai. The lunch is included in the package of the tour. I was picked up at the hotel in a car with conditioned air, it guides and driver, and at the end of the tour I had the option of to return to the hotel or to leave in the last point of the tour. This was a good option to know Shanghai faster and with information of the places by the guide.
star-4
Nice trip in Shanghai
STEFANIA_R, Aug 2019
Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden
Everything went smoothly. I only wish the guide had been more flexible since it was only me and my husband were the only two people taking the tour that day.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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