Yu Garden - also known as Yuyuan Garden - is an ancient Chinese garden that was built during the Ming Dynasty in the 1550s. The name of the garden translates to "Garden of Happiness" and it is located towards the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai - the traditional urban core of Shanghai. The garden covers an area of over 5 acres and is divided into six separate areas - Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden. The garden provides a peaceful oasis for relaxation and comfort in the heart of hectic Shanghai and is visited by both tourists and locals alike to bask in its serene ambience. It is considered to be the "crown of beauty in southeast China” and offers truly breathtaking views of natural scenery and a variety of flora and fauna.
Tickets cost around ¥30 - ¥40 per person
Open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Around 2 – 3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The six areas of the garden and the Exquisite Jade Rock
Though designated prayer facilities at Yu Garden are unavailable, there is plenty of private space in the garden that can be made use of during prayer times. There are also a few mosques near Yu Garden such as the Pudong Mosque, Xiaotaoyuan Mosque, Fu You Lu Mosque, the Songjian Mosque, Hu Xi Mosque and West Shanghai Mosque which are all located within city limits.
Halal food near Yu Garden will be available at a few Halal restaurants scattered across Shanghai city. Some of the more prominent Halal restaurants in Shanghai include the Salaam New Idea Muslim Restaurant, Efes Turkish Restaurant, Uighur Restaurant, Islamic Restaurant and 1001 Nights, which serve a wide range of cuisine ranging from Chinese cuisine to International fare.