Code: SH13

Old Shanghai

Yu Garden
Route: Yu Garden - City God Temple - Shanghai Old Street - Tianzifang 

Take subway line 10 to Yuyuan Garden Station. Leave from Exit 3 and walk eastwards along Fuyou Road to enter the garden from the northern gate. Get out from the main gate of Yu Garden and go through the Jiu Qu Bridge to the other end to have a taste of the famous Nanxiang steamed buns. Then, head south to visit the City God Temple. After getting out from the southern gate, you will find yourself standing on the Middle Fangbang Road, which is also known as the Shanghai Old Street. After strolling around, take a taxi to the Tianzifang to spend some leisure time in a bar or a café there, and this one-day independent Shanghai tour will draw to an end here.
Highlights
Yu Garden This garden is located in the middle of the City God Temple Pedestrian Street. Although occupying a limited area, bridges, pavilions, corridors, ponds, and rockeries are exquisitely laid out inside the garden. Stepping into the garden and you may feel like being inside another peaceful world which is totally different from the bustling block outside.
Old Street This street stretches 825 meters (902 yards) from the west to the east. Divided by Guanyi Street, it is lined up with traditional buildings of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 – 1911) along the western section while you can see residences following the architectural style during 1912 – 1949 at the eastern part. It is also a famous shopping street brimmed with many time-honored brands such as Tong Han Chun Pharmacy, Lao Tong Sheng Food Store, and Qiu Tian Bao Garment Store.
Tianzifang It is one of the best places to immerse in the past time of Shanghai City in the 19th century. Retro bars and cafes can be found in the distinctive Shikumen buildings here. Besides, it is also a place full of artistic breath with painting galleries, handicraft workshops, and other kinds of cultural stores settled there.
Shanghai Old Street
Tips:
1. City God Temple Pedestrian Street is usually crowded with locals and visitors during weekends and public holidays, so it might be better to set out this one-day Shanghai backpacking tour during weekdays.
2. There are booths inside Yu Garden, selling handicrafts like porcelains, jade wares, wooden carvings, paintings, and Four Treasures of the Study (brushes, ink sticks, paper, and ink stones), but it is not advised you to make your shopping there for the price might be a little bit higher. You can buy them in shops along the Old Street instead.
2. Most of the stores in Tianzifang have steep and narrow stairway, so it is advised girls not to wear high heels or short skirts.
3. Tianzifang occupies a large area and buildings there look quite similar. To avoid getting lost, you may buy a map at the tourist center by the entrance. Some stores inside also sell novel maps which can also be kept as a souvenir.
Costs
Yu Garden CNY 40 (Apr. 1 ~ Jun. 30 & Sept. 1 ~ Nov. 30)
CNY 30 (Jul. 1 ~ Aug. 31 & Dec. 1 ~ Mar. 31)
City God Temple CNY 10
Nanxiang steamed buns CNY 35~108 for every six buns
Taxi fare: Old Street – Tianzifang CNY 20
 More Related Packages:

Classic One-Day Trip: visit Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund and night cruise on Huangpu River

Side Trip to Huangshan: 3 days travel to visit the Tunxi Old Street and Yellow Mountain

One Day in Shanghai: visit the attractions around People's Square

Questions & Answers
Asked by Galvin | Jul. 14, 2016 02:43Reply
How much
How much does it cost from Shanghai Pudong airport to Grand Mercure Shanghai Zhongya hotel by taxi?
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Answered by Sophie | Jul. 14, 2016 02:43
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It takes around CNY200 from Shanghai Pudong airport to the city center by taxi.
Asked by Ngoc Tu from VIETNAM | Mar. 17, 2016 19:44Reply
Citi tour during transition
I have to take nearly 10 hours transitting in Pudong airport before flighting to Osaka. Is there any Citi tour fit my time there? And how much I have to pay? In case of none tour, pls suggest some attracted place to visit in downtown. Thanks
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Answered by David | Mar. 18, 2016 01:05
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You can make use of this time to visit Yuyuan Garden or Yuyuan market, Nanjing Road and the Bund. From airport, you may take subway line 2 to Nanjing East Road, then change to subway 10 to Yuyuan. The Bund is not far from Yuyuan, you can take subway line 10 to Nanjing East Road or walk to the Bund area.
Asked by Zen from USA | Nov. 21, 2015 13:37Reply
What train do I take if I want to make stops to city between Hongkong and Shanghai?
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Answered by Emily | Nov. 22, 2015 19:48
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You can search trains on this page, www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/

just enter your departing and arriving cities and you will find the train choices.
Asked by Miss Marina from MALAYSIA | Jan. 28, 2015 09:30Reply
Visit Wuzhong in 2016
Hi. I would like to travel to Wuzhong, Ningxia for 7-9 days in 2016 with 24 of my friends independently without using travel agencies. Who can i refer to, regarding to book flights and hotel? can you suggest me some places that we can visit there? TQ
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Answered by Lily | Jan. 28, 2015 21:54
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The sites worth visit in WZ include 108 Lamaist Stupas, Tongxin Great Mosque... You can also try some local food there, very unique. For fligts booking, you may get assistance from TravelChinaGuide.com, they are very professional in that field. As WZ is not a big city, you may need get there by train and you can also book train tickets from them. i'm not clear where you can book hotels, sorry.
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