Yu Garden

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Photographs: courtesy Yu Garden Management Office
Photographs: courtesy Yu Garden Management Office
279 Yuyuan Lao Jie
All the guidebooks will tell you to go to the Yu Garden, which is a classical Chinese garden dating back to 1559 and now surrounded by a tourist bazaar. The two-hectare garden itself is beautiful, but the problem is that you’re forced to share the elegant doorways, whitewashed walls, rockeries and carp ponds with huge crowds, many from tour groups wearing matching caps. Avoid going during the weekends or national holidays to minimise the crush.
Venue name: Yu Garden
Opening hours: Every day, 8.30am-4.45pm
Admission: 40RMB; 30RMB (off-peak)
WeChat: yugarden218
Metro: Yu Garden
English address: 279 Yuyuan Lao Jie, near Fangbangzhong Lu, Huangpu district
Chinese address: 黄浦区豫园老街279号,近方浜中路