The Yu Garden ("Happy Garden" in Chinese) was built by the Ming dynasty in 1559. It stands near the Old City of Shanghai south of the Bund. It comprises an area of roughly 20,000 square meters. The garden is divided into six different scenic areas: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall, and the Inner Garden. Each area is separated by walls with containing separate dragon heads, and there are other rocks, ponds, doorways, and bridges that serve as further dividers. The Great Rockery allows visitors to have a great view of the colorful garden. The Exquisite Jade Rock intrigues tourists, and the Huxinting Teahouse rises above the water in the center of the garden. Those who come here enjoy zigzag bridges, quiet pagodas, and ancient Chinese architecture in addition to the garden's flowers, streams, and ponds.
Opening Hours: 8:30AM-16:45PM (Emptied at 17:15)
Entrance Ticket: Apr.1-Jun. 30; Sep.1-Nov.30: CNY 40 Jul. 1-Aug.31; Dec.1-the next Mar.31: CNY 30
Address: 218 Anren St, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Duration: 1-2 hours