Being a famous attraction in Shanghai, the Yuyuan garden is near the Fuyou road in its north, Anren road in its east and also links together with the Old Chenghuang Temple and Yuyuan Tourist Mart in its southwest. There are so many ancient buildings and architectures inside it including pavilions, rockeries and ponds, which are characterized by exquisite design, delicate overall arrangement, quiet and beautiful style and dainty and exquisite, reflecting the southern landscape architectural art style of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Located in the Huangpu area, the Yuyuan Garden is the private garden during the Ming Dynasty built in 1559, which fully demonstrates the style of Chinese classical garden architecture and design. It is a a pearl in jiangnan gardens and has been place of sightseeing for numerous travelers from home and abroad. It was open to public in the year of 1961.
Enjoying the reputation of “ City Forest”, and also having the legend of “ Under a Famous in Southeast China:, the Yuyuan Garden is Shanghai’s famous jiangnan classical gardens featuring 400 years history and it has been the national key cultural relics protection units. The Yuyuan Garden what we called nowadays, generally include several busy streets, and the symbol of the Yuyuan Garden: Bridge of Nine Turnings, Mid-Lake Pavilion, Chenghuang Temple etc. There are many famous restaurants nearby, including Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant which is famous for the small steamed bun and Shanghai old restaurant and so on.
Travel tips: 1) Opening time: 9:00 a.m.-17:00 p.m. 2) Ticket price: 40 RMB/adult in the peak season during 1st April to 30th August and 1st September to 30th November and 30 RMB/ adult in the slack season. 3) Best time to visit: spring time as you can view the beauty of the flowers in full bloom. 4) Playing time suggestion: 2-3 hours. 5) How to get there: take the No. 11, 26, 64, 66, 920, 926, 929 and 930 city public buses. 6) Yuyuan Garden Lantern Festival time: 18:00-22:00 for every night during lunar New Year’s Day to the eighteenth day.