Shanghai, China

Yuyuan Garden Tour

Yuyuan Garden Tour

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23 tour stops

1

Starting point

This is where the tour starts, outside exit 1 of the metro station

4 min
2

Paifang

The ornate gateway that guards the old walled city

1 min
3

Lishui Road

An ancient road

2 min
4

The Pixiu

Statue of the legendary Pixiu

3 min
5

YuYuan Bazaar

Enjoy your walk through the shops selling various goods and foods.

3 min
6

Zig-Zag Bridge

Discover the hidden symbolism of the bridge.

3 min
7

Ticket Office

Stop to grab your tickets here. They only accept Chinese Cash, WeChat, and AliPay.

1 min
8

Hall of the Three Headed Sheath of Corn

The Garden's Welcome Hall

3 min
9

Sansui Hall

Inside the Welcome Hall

4 min
10

Metal Guardian Lions

Yuan Dynasty relics

3 min
11

The Corridor

Enjoy a nice view of Yu Gardens' famous rockery

4 min
12

Money Mosaics

Learn about the greedy toad

2 min
13

Happy Fish Pavilion

A hidden gem of a pavilion abundant with symbolism

3 min
14

Split Path

Learn why the hallway is divided in two, and choose your path.

1 min
15

The Ginko Tree

See the "Family Tree" of Yu Gardens

2 min
16

The Coiling Dragon

One of Yu Garden's famed dragons

2 min
17

Heralding Springs Hall

Learn about the former occupants of this hall.

3 min
18

Kunqu Opera Stage

Learn about one of China's oldest forms of Opera

1 min
19

Double Dragons and the Swastika

Learn why a Swastika isn't an evil symbol in China

1 min
20

Feeding the Fish

It seems like everything in the garden has some symbolism. The fish are no exception.

2 min
21

Pan Yunduan's study

Though he liked to party, Pan Yunduan was also quite clever.

3 min
22

Magnificient Jade Rock

A crown jewel of the garden, it is said to have 9,999 holes.

3 min
23

Explore the Rest of the Garden

Before you leave, take in some of the other beautiful sights.

3 min

Overview

Long before the foreign concessions and skyscrapers, Shanghai was a prosperous Chinese town surrounded with protective walls and bustling with trade and commerce. This tour takes you back in time to see what remains of Shanghai’s ancient past.

Itinerary 1:15

Offline map included

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