Shanghai Yuyuan Old Night Market Opens for Visitors’ Shopping

21/08/2014
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News: Yuyuan Night Market Shanghai opens on Aug. 10 and will last two weeks. This will attract many locals and visitors who come for a taste of summer nightlife in the good old street.

Shanghai Yuyuan Night Market

Shanghai Yuyuan Night Market

Yuyuan Market, or Yuyuan Bazaar, is located next to the Yuyuan Garden. Now, it is a good place to buy souvenirs, traditional Chinese arts and crafts, but in the old days, there was just a temple ( the City God Temple ) that was built in the 15th century.

The market is an old street, about 825m in total length. Two sections separated by Guanyi Street: the eastern section extends to Renmin Road, which remains the characteristics of the houses in the late Qing Dynasty to the early Republican period; the western section to Henan Road, which are in the architecture style of Ming and Qing Dynasty.

Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

Over one hundred years ago, there was an increase in pilgrims who came to worship at the temple. As a result, many businesses and peddlers began to open up shops in the area to cater to these pilgrims. Since then, this market has continued to grow in importance.

Nowadays, here you will find pawnshops, banks, gold shops, silverware shops, wine shops, old style tea houses, theatres, etc. And it has been a popular attractions for visitors, who must pass here to the Shilipu and the Yu Garden area.

Tips:
1. Why to visit Yuyuan Market?
It is a good place for souvenir shopping. Here you could find anything from tea sets, Chinese fans, silk products, artworks, etc. Especially, you could taste the most famous local Shanghai snacks, such as Nanxiang Xiaolong Bao, Soup Bun, steamed meat dumplings. ( Please read more Shanghai featured snacks at Top Shanghai Cuisine http://www.beijingholiday.com/shanghai-tour/shanghai-cuisine.html )

2. How to get there?
By subway: take Subway Line 8 and get off at Dashijie Station, walk along Huaihai East Road and Renmin Road, and you will find here.

3. When is the best time to visit there?
We recommend visitors not to visit on the weekend because of the crowds of flowing passengers.

4. How much the cost of entrance fee?
Absolutely free.

If you are interested in taking a private Shanghai Tour with visit to Yuyuan Market, please feel free to contact us or email us via contact@beijingholiday.com; we are sincere friends in your Shanghai tour.

Shanghai Yuyuan Tea House

Shanghai Yuyuan Tea House

Shanghai Yuyuan Market Snacks

Shanghai Yuyuan Market Snacks

Shanghai Yuyuan Souvenirs Shop

Shanghai Yuyuan Souvenirs Shop