Yuyuan Garden is located in the center of the Old City next to the Chenghuang Miao area in Shanghai, China, is considered one of the most famous Shanghai attractions. The garden is accessible from the nearby Yuyuan Garden Station on the Shanghai Metro line 10.
Yuyuan Garden was first built in 1559 as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan, who spent almost 20 years building a garden to please his father Pan En, a high-ranking official in the Ming Dynasty.
Yuyuan Garden suffered extensive damages and repaired for a couple of times. The Garden opened to the public in 1961, and declared a national monument in 1982.
Yuyuan Garden covers an area of 2 hectares, and is divided into six general areas laid out in the Suzhou Garden style. Yuyuan Garden areas are separated by "dragon walls" with undulating gray tiled ridges, each terminating in a dragon's head.
|Admission Fee:||CNY 40 (Apr.1-Jun. 30; Sep.1-Nov.30)
CNY 30 (Jul. 1-Aug.31; Dec.1-the next Mar.31)
|Opening Hours:||8:30-17:30 (tickets unavailable after 17:00)|
|Bus Route:||Take bus 11, 26, 64, 304, 736, 801, 920, 926, 930 and get off at Xinbeimen (Renmin Road Lishui Road) Station.
Take City Sightseeing Bus and get off at Yuyuan Garden.
|By Subway:||Take Subway Line 10 and get off at Yuyuan Station. Leave from Exit 1.|