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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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Phone Number: +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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Fascinating view of the city

Really interesting background on the history of the city as well as future planning. It was a great activity on a cold and rainy day. I learned a lot and was inspired to do... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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White Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really interesting background on the history of the city as well as future planning. It was a great activity on a cold and rainy day. I learned a lot and was inspired to do further reading after the exhibit. The focus on environmental planning and transpiration was really interesting, and the scale model was a mind blowing view on just... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great exhibition that shows you what Shanghai WAS, and what Shanghai WILL BE. The best part is the huge and I mean HUGEEEEEE model of the inner ring of Shanghai. The details of the model are truly spectactular. Upstairs there are physical pictures of "before and afters" of high profile streets or buildings which is also a great way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good place to discover Shanghai History and development. The huge model of Shanghai in miniature is incredible! Tickets are 30rmb. They work till 4-5 pm, and Monday is day off as I know

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

That an Urban Planning Centre open to public was available was surprising to me. The model of the city is certainly worth a visit. The aspirational 3-D show also worth a watch.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At 30 RMB, this is a great deal for anyone interested in the history and ambitions of Shanghai. While some of the text on displays is a bit campy and long winded, the photographs of Shanghai in the past, and the history is great. The museum can be done in 45 minutes (you scan photos and race to the 3rd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea what to expect when arriving at this museum and had expected this to be a bit of a 'bore' with the pre-requisite historical black and white photos of the history of Shanghai. And, upon entering, this museum certainly had lots of history and photos--the first 2-3 floors had plenty of this. However, it wasn't until I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth spending a few hours here. Gives a historical view of Shanghai and also how they are planning for the future. Interesting to see the development and planning for one of the largest cities in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE greatly enjoyed our visit and found a lot of information from a historical perspective. Would recommend this for a shorty day trip to learn about the City

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we are not the museum fans, but we've been to several main European museums, and this one is one of the best we've seen. 5 floors, a lot of interesting spots of city history. Clean and bright around, only few tourists on workday. Caught VR presentation on second floor, you put the glasses and experience birdview of the Shanghai.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great quick stop to learn about Shanghai. Really nice introduction to the city. Easy and cheap to visit, there is a metro station entrance directly in the courtyard to the museum.

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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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