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Shanghai World Expo Museum

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Address: Expo Area, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai 200000, China (Formerly Expo 2010 China Pavilion)
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Worth a visit for the amazing architecture

While most of the 2010 Expo pavilions were demolished, the Chinese Pavilion (now a museum) and the World Expo Cultural Centre (now the Mercedes Benz Arena) as well as the Mall... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

While most of the 2010 Expo pavilions were demolished, the Chinese Pavilion (now a museum) and the World Expo Cultural Centre (now the Mercedes Benz Arena) as well as the Mall structure are still wonderful architectural masterpieces that are worthy of a tour if you had not attended the World Expo back in 2010. I went on a weekend and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I missed the chance to visit world expo in 2010. After reading review from travel book dated back in 2014. It was a place to visit. However when i reached there, it was quiet as hell, only a few old folks exercising. Some buildings starting to tear down. The mall also dead quiet, seems like most of the business has... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I attended the Taobao vendors conference here in July. It is very close to the metro and other sites if you are in town for a show.

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We did not visit all of the galleries. The building is nice and interesting to see from the outside. Considering the displays are designed for their primary customers, other Chinese visitors, not every gallery has English translations - which as an Anglo is a bit frustrating but then I am not their key demographic desired. As noted by others, there... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

When I visited this area in 2010 for the world expo, the area was bustling and crowded. Typical of any world event where thousands across the world come to visit the spectacles of a foreign nation, this was the place to be! Yet when I returned here, it was clearly cursed with the "Olympic" decline. Meaning, once the event for... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Quality of content depends very much on the ehibition of the moment, but just going up the increadibly long escalators is worth the minimal entry fee. Its a spectacular building from the outside and reasonably interesting from the inside too. Not much located around it yet (that's changing rapidly), so may be a bit out of the way for short... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

I only visited the Chinese museum. I was told that the massive building was constructed without a nail / nut & bolt, so it is pretty impressive. Plenty of paintings and artwork in there. I am impressed particularly by a few huge oil paintings exhibited. Entry is free so it just costs you a subway trip if you are in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I never had a chance to visit the Shanghai Expo Center during it prime. A few years after the event, you can still see the glimpse of past glory. Most of the structures have been or being taken down or re-purposed. The pavilion and the Chinese museum seem to be staying. Did not go into the Chinese building but it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Constructed as the Chinese pavilion for shanghai expo and later converted into art museum. Entry is free for everyone, except some areas inside. Art works exhibited on the top floors ans there are some areas dedicated to the art schools and colleges to exhibit the art works.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

This site is huge, housing the former expo of Shanghai. While the size is impressive, there is not much to see and do as most areas are not accessible to the public.

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