Guyi GardensSee Address

Huyi Gong Lu
Guyi Gardens

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First published on 20 Apr 2011. Updated on 26 Jul 2015.
One of the most beautiful classical gardens in Shanghai

Nanxiang lays claim to being the birthplace of the xiaolongbao and therefore has an entire street dedicated to the soup-filled dumplings beside the Ming dynasty gardens of Guyi Park. You’ll find dozens of xiaolongbao restaurants lining Guyi Yuan Lu (which has been demarcated as a ‘healthy street’ by the local government) all with near-identical steamers outside their front door offering the snack. Beside the park itself, Guyi Yuan Restaurant (218 Huyi Gong Lu, near Guyi Yuan Lu, 5912 1335) – notable for its grand, temple-like building and statues of xiaolongbao mascots Nannan and Xiangxiang – will do you a steamer of 20 Nanxiang xiaolongbao for 20RMB, or ten crab dumplings for 15RMB.

Once you've had you fill of xiaolongbao, Guyi Park (entry 12RMB) provides a pleasant setting for a post-snack stroll. Originally constructed by an officer in the Ming dynasty, the collection of landscaped gardens, teahouses and corridors all surrounding a central stretch of lily pad-laden water have been rebuilt and expanded a number of times, but it remains an atmospheric place and is well worth a visit.


7am-6pm daily

Metro Nanxiang

English address 218 Huyi Gong Lu, near Guyi Yuan Lu, Jiading district

Chinese address 嘉定区沪宜公路218号,近古猗园路


Posted by : JeroenSH on 2012-3-24 10:03:32
Listed as FREE, but in fact there is a small charge, 12 RMB. Well worth a visit!



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