Yuyuan Bazaar (Yuyuan Market)
Things to Do in Yuyuan Bazaar
Inside the market with diversified stores, visitors could satisfy all kinds of needs. They can enjoy traditional Chinese architecture, taste local snacks, buy antiques and silk products as gifts for friends or relatives. The market is well worth a visit at night when bright lights give it a cheerful air.
Taste Local Food
The market provides visitors with the most delicious local food. Nan Xiang Steamed Stuffed Bun (Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao) is famous because of its many special ingredients, and is reputed to be the best in China. Another famous restaurant is called Lv Bo Lang, and steamed crab stuffed bun, crab bean curd and crispy fried cake are the favourite dishes. Many world-famous politicians and visitors have come here, such as former US president Clinton. Visitors can also taste some local snacks, like the Yangchun Noodles, Fried Stuffed Bun, Crab-Yellow Pastry and Chop Rice Cakes.
Shop at Yuyuan Bazaar
In the bazaar, there are a great number of small lanes filled with stores. Yuyuan Old Street, in the north of Yuyuan Market, mainly offers various commodities with traditional Chinese characteristics. These products include home supplies, handicrafts, and festive supplies. In addition, Yuyuan Fashion Street totally differs from the Old Street. Daily supplies, modern handicrafts, snack food and coffee beverages are mainly offered here. Moreover, the gold and jewelry industry is very prosperous in this area, so visitors can also buy golden earrings, necklaces or rings. Two shops, Shanghai Old Temple Gold and Shanghai Yayi Gold Shop, are highly recommended for both local people and tourists.
Enjoy the Night Scene
When the night comes, it gives ample opportunity for visitors to get some beautiful pictures in Yuyan Bazaar. All the ancient buildings are decorated and lit by colorful lightning. Their beautiful reflections on the clear water in front of Yu Garden are definitely worth a click. The natural mixture of modern light and ancient architecture is another beautiful sight.
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How to Get to Yuyuan Bazaar
1. Take Metro Line 10 and get off at Yuyuan Station. Get out from the Exit 1 and walk to the market.
2. Take City Sightseeing Bus line 1, 3, and 5 and get off at the Yu Garden station.
3. Take bus 66, 36, 306, 929, 969, and get off at South Henan Road Fuyou Road Station.
4. Take bus 17, 26, 304, 320, 930, 932, and get off at the Old North Gate Station.
5. Take bus 11, 26, 64, 304, 805, 920, or 930, and get off at Xinbeimen Station.
Further Reading: History of Yuyuan Bazaar
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