Yu Garden is a famous ancient private garden that was built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with a history of more than 450 years. It was built by an officer for his old father to spend the old age. Thus you can hear the conception of filial piety is repeatedly mentioned there.
Book the tickets and you will be addicted to the beautiful scenery. The pavilions are scattered, the rockeries are grotesque, the trees are green and the lake is clear. It is like a small forest in city.
You can also appreciate the brick carvings, stone carvings, wood carvings, clay sculptures and other artworks there.
You can enjoy delicious local snacks outside Yu Garden for it is next to the Old City God Temple and there are many snack stalls.
08:45-16:45 (stop admission at 16:20)
in the Shanghai Yuyuan Tourism Business Area, Huangpu District, Shanghai
How to get to Yu Garden?
Take the Metro Line 10
and get off at Yuyuan Garden Station. Walk along Fuyou Road and you can find Yu Garden on your right.
Take City Sightseeing Bus
Line 1, 3 or 5 and get off at Chenghuangmiao Yuyuan Station.
Take the bus 11, 26, 64, 304, 736, 805, 920, 926, 930 and get off at Xinbeimen Station. Walk along Anren Street and Yu Garden is on your right.