Located next to the Yu Garden and also known as the City God Temple market, Yuyuan market is a wonderful place to experience local life. Before 1949, Yu Market was first a holiday market engaged in sales of folk antiques and handicrafts, named as "the market with the most diversified collections" and "the largest collecting and distributing center of handicrafts".
The Yuyuan market takes up an area of more than 50 hectares with hundred stores and shops, selling all kinds of folk antiques, handicrafts and second-hands. The market attracts 60,000 to 90,000 tourists per day. Local people in Shanghai enjoy shopping here.