Yu Garden embodies the quintessence of classical ancient Chinese gardens south of the Yangtze River – creation of maximum out of minimum. While it takes a familiar person only five minutes to walk from the entrance to the exit, most first-time visitors find themselves lost in this little paradise with fish ponds, rockeries, plants, bridges, and buildings of various types arranged along zigzagging paths. The ingenious use of Chinese gardening art in combination with the garden’s 400-plus years history makes Yu Garden one of the most popular tourist attractions in Shanghai.
Address: 218 An Ren Jie, Shanghai
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am – 4:45pm
Public Transport: Yuyuan Garden Station, Subway Line 10, Exit 1/3/4
Phone: +86 21 6326 0830