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Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

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People’s Square
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Address: No.100 Renmin Main Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China
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+86 21 6372 2077
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Shanghai's interesting history and future visions

Shanghai changed my preconceptions of China. And this was the best place to learn of this interesting city's history, the city planners' issues and how they solved the various... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Shanghai changed my preconceptions of China. And this was the best place to learn of this interesting city's history, the city planners' issues and how they solved the various issues of a city with such a huge population. The exhibits are well-designed and pretty cool, especially the model of the city. Must catch views of People's Square from the top... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best museum in Shanghai, huge plan of the city for you to walk around. Different areas light up for you to see better.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This excellent exhibition shows the planning of one of the worlds fastest growing cities. Apart from the scaled model of the city, there are displays describing moments in history, the shikumen housing and the colonial era. There is also a fantastic 3D fly through the city which was also a highlight.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shanghai is such a changing city. It has lovely historical areas and very modern precincts. This exhibition hall explains the history and the intention of development. Its fascinating to see the transformation over such a short period.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is for urban planning geeks. Lots of great pictures of Shanghai before and after. The highlight of the exhibit is the impressive scale model of the city. Also worth seeing are the sliding pictures on the mezzanine of Shanghai's past and present. We also loved seeing how Shanghai has evolved and is evolving, and how many projects are lined... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This multi storied museum takes you though the journey of Shanghai from old port to modern financial hub. It covers all aspects of urban design and examples from current Shanghai

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good place to look at and take pics. Looking back from the past what Shanghai looked like right up to the present and a very well built model on the city on one of the floors. Some very good designing and pics also.

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Urbana, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in city planning and the City of Shanghai this is a fascinating place to visit. You will not see discussion of problems, but it is interesting anyway. There are also historical pictures of the city along with the large model and higher tech displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with my family (wife and two boys - 6 and 10) and I cannot say enough about this place. It starts off a bit slow with a map and pictures of old Shanghai (which are interesting enough), but it really gets going on the third floor with a whole floor's worth of interesting charts, graphs and history of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall allows you to learn about Shanghai's development. The extremely large scale model shows existing buildings as well as buildings planned for the future.

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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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