Shanghai Trip Part 14: Evening Scene in Yuyuan (豫园)

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Shanghai, China, in late May. If I had been fluent in Chinese, I could have enjoyed the trip more, but I was impressed with a fine mixture of retro and modern elements in Shanghai. In this article, I will write about evening scene in Yuyuan (豫园) as part of Day 4. Talking of night view in Shanghai, the former settlements of “Waitan”and skyscrapers in “Pudong” are the most famous spots, but lighted-up “Yuyuan (豫园)” was also fantastic.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Hongqiao International Airport
* Day 1: Waitan (The Bund)
* Day 1: Waitan (The Bund) (Light-up)
* Day 2: Oriental Pearl Tower
* Day 2: Jin Mao Tower
* Day 2: Shanghai Tower
* Day 2: Shanghai World Financial Center
* Day 2: Pudong (Light-up)
* Day 3: Yu Garden
* Day 3: Xintiandi, Middle Huaihai Road, Hengshan Road and Tianzifang 
* Day 3: East Nanjing Road (Light-up)
* Day 4: Shanghai World Expo Museum
* Day 4: Natural History Museum, Ocean Aquarium and China Art Museum
* Day 4: Yu Garden (Light-up) [This article]
* Day 5: Great World (Dashijie), Jing’an Temple and Shanghai Exhibition Center
* Day 5: Return Home from Pudong International Airport

[Travel Date]
2018.05.23 – 27

[Main Part]

Light-up in Yuyuan (豫园)

In the final night of my Shanghai trip, I will revisit “Yuyuan (豫园)”, which I visited on the third day morning (see the related article), to take light-up photos.

While the garden of “Yuyuan (豫园)” was already closed, “Yuyuan Tourist Mart (豫园商城)”, a commercial district, was still open in the evening.Shanghai Yuyuan Light-up1

It was rainy all day today, but now it stopped raining.""

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An object of “I Love Yuyuan”.Shanghai Yuyuan Light-up2

I saw lots of tourists taking photos around there.Shanghai Yuyuan Light-up3

I left the main street and walked around the surround area.""

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As it stopped raining, I took a photo with a puddle.Shanghai Yuyuan Light-up4

I returned to “Yuyuan Tourist Mart (豫园商城)”.""

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It was easy to go around as the rain stopped.""

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A walkway along “Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant (南翔馒头店)”, a famous steamed bun restaurant.""

Like a frame.""

“Huxin Pavilion (The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse)”, the most popular photo spot in “Yuyuan (豫园)”, was also lighted up.Shanghai Yuyuan Huxin Pavilion (The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse) Light-up1

Shanghai Yuyuan Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant Light-up1

View of “Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant (南翔馒头店)” from “Huxin Pavilion (The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse)”.Shanghai Yuyuan Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant Light-up2

There was a small boat near “Huxin Pavilion (The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse)”.""

“Huxin Pavilion (The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse)” was photogenic from wherever I took photos.""

From under a tree.""

I will stroll around a street near the garden.""

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Most shops were already open in the morning when visited “Yuyuan (豫园)” on the third day, and they were still open in the evening.""

Actually, I saw lots of visitors in the evening.""

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I bought some souvenirs at this shop.""

I came to around “Huxin Pavilion (The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse)”.""

I was surprised to see there were lots of tourists even at this time.""

Lastly, I will take photos of “Huxin Pavilion (The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse)” again.Shanghai Yuyuan Huxin Pavilion (The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse) Light-up2

The light-up color changed as time passed, so I wish I could watch it for long.Shanghai Yuyuan Huxin Pavilion (The Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse) Light-up3

The surround spots were also photogenic.Shanghai Yuyuan Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant Light-up3

Then, I left lighted-up “Yuyuan (豫园)”.Shanghai Yuyuan Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant Light-up4

Finally, as just an extra photo, this is an advertisement I happened to see at a subway station on the way to the hotel.""

The fourth day of my Shanghai trip was over, and the next day is the final day of the trip.

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about evening scene in Yuyuan (豫园) as part of Day 4.

Speaking of night view in Shanghai, the former settlements of “Waitan” (see the related article) and skyscrapers in “Pudong” (see the related article) are the most famous spots, but light-up in “Yuyuan (豫园)” was also attractive. Although it has been relatively commercialized as a tourist site, the area reproduces the image of traditional China well and becomes more fantastic due to light-up, so why don’t you visit “Yuyuan (豫园)” in the evening?

In the next article, I will write about Great World (Dashijie), Jing’an Temple and Shanghai Exhibition Center as part of Day 5.

[Map]

1 Huxin Pavilion
2 Yuyuan Tourist Mart

[Related Link]
The Official Shanghai China Travel Website

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