Trip back in time at Yuyuan Garden Malls

Yang Jian Jiang Xiaowei
A series of activities launched on Friday to run throughout the year is designed to take visitors back to the prosperous temple fairs held in the area some 400 years ago.
Yang Jian Jiang Xiaowei
Trip back in time at Yuyuan Garden Malls
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Dancers dressed in hanfu clothing perform near the Zigzag Bridge at the Yuyuan Garden Malls.

An event launched at Yuyuan Garden Malls on Friday took visitors back to the prosperous temple fairs of some 400 years ago. 

Traditional lantern shows, art performances, food bazaars and various events such as night jogging will be held across the malls until the end of the year. In July and August, most events will be held between 2pm and 10pm on weekdays and 10am to 10pm on weekends.

The activities are part of the city government's efforts to bring customers back after the coronavirus outbreak with various shopping and entertaining events.

Trip back in time at Yuyuan Garden Malls
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Visitors take photos of a violinist at the Mid-lake Pavilion on Friday night.

Trip back in time at Yuyuan Garden Malls
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The iconic Zigzag Bridge is illuminated along with the Mid-Lake Pavilion teahouse.

Trip back in time at Yuyuan Garden Malls
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A traditional puppet show attracts a crowd of visitors.

Trip back in time at Yuyuan Garden Malls
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Streets at the Yuyuan Garden Malls have been decorated with traditional lanterns.

Trip back in time at Yuyuan Garden Malls
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A bazaar featuring over a dozen carts decorated with flowers at the Yuyuan Garden Malls.

Trip back in time at Yuyuan Garden Malls
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A customer poses in front of a cart selling innovative products and snacks.

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