Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Quick Visit to Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden

Aside from the 6 places I recommended to visit in Shanghai, my favorite place would be the Yu Yuan Garden that's why I've dedicated one blog post for it. Yu Yuan Garden is an enchanting garden built during the Ming Dynasty and after 400 years, it is still magnificent!

How to get there?
1. Ride the MRT Line 10
2. Get off at Yuyuan Station Exit 1

If you wish to go there by bus take bus nos.: 11, 26, 64, 304, 736, 805, 920, 926, 930 and get off at Xinbeimen Station. Walk along Anren Street to reach to the garden or for a simpler route, take the City Sightseeing Bus and get off at Yuyuan Garden.
Follow the Yuyuan Garden signs...

The whole Yuyuan Garden area is quite big! Here you can do a lot of things like eat street food, buy souvenirs, stroll, visit temples like the Cheng Huang Miao or the City Temple of Shanghai and you may also walk from Yuyuan to get to The Bund area--I suggest you walk instead of riding the subway which is just 1 station away. 
3. Upon Exit 1, turn right and walk straight. At the end of the walk way you will see this building (above photo) to your right. Walk towards that direction.
4. From this intersection you may now explore the Yuyuan area. You may enter in any alley and work your way towards the Yuyuan Garden entrance. There are signs everywhere so no need to worry but you may find yourself a bit lost because the structures all look the same haha.

The Yuyuan Garden entrance we entered is not the main one. Ours is near Haagen-Dazs shop. Make sure also to go around the place and try different delicacies. There are famous dimsum places in the area or other unique snacks found in Shanghai.
Shanghai is a fusion of old and new :) We visited Yuyuan in the morning but I regret not spending time until the evening because when the buildings are lighted, it looks magical and grand!
5. Here's the backdoor entrance of Yuyuan Garden. It is open daily from 8:30 am to 5pm.

Admission Fee:

Adults and Children below 6: 

  • CNY 40 (April 1 to June 30 and September 1 to November 30) 
  • CNY 30 (July 1 to August 31 and December 1 to next March 31)

Note: Children who are 6 years old and younger or not taller than 4.3 feet may visit the garden for FREE!
The Yuyuan Garden is very impressive which is why I highly recommend people to visit this place :) it's like a secret garden for Emperors or the ones you see in old Chinese movies haha but if I were to compare this garden to Beijing's Summer Palace, Yuyuan Garden will come second on my list of gardens in China! :) 


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