Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • People's Square • 3 min walk
  • Dashijie • 8 min walk
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4.5
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Kelvin R
Johannesburg, South Africa327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Firstly you are able to get a discount if you are over 60 -

Truly remarkable model of Shanghai core, make sure you do not miss this, it is great
Written 12 July 2015
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KelvinZulu
Rivonia, Gauteng, South Africa292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Advanced urban planning which lays out a ratio of 30% green landscaped areas to built environment.

Don't miss this opportunity to view probably the largest 1/500 model in the world.

Currently China’s urban population is expanding at the rate of one million people per year, and since the 1980s well over 100 million Chinese, and probably closer to 200 million, have moved from rural areas into urban areas. Projections estimate that in order to accommodate these new urban dwellers, China will need to build fifty cities housing one million people every year between now and 2030 - Sarah Williams Goldhagen
Written 18 June 2015
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Delaware79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Shows how committed the city is to being #1 in the world. Main feature is a 1/500 scale model of central Shanghai showing the effect of proposed development.
Written 18 June 2015
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kiwinchina
New Zealand16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Urban Planning Museum is definitely a place for the non museum types such as myself. The first floor has a model detailing the vision for Shanghai in the future, this is quite small, if you have little time, skip the first floor and head straight to the 3rd floor, they have a scale model of Shanghai and it only represents inside the inner ring road! On the same floor is a really good virtual tour of Shanghai (look out for the globe shaped exhibit). There are lots of interactive exhibits for the kids and there is some great info about the 'greening' project and other interesting Shanghai challenges.
Written 25 July 2008
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Francina S
Kansas City, Missouri, United States142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We didn't quite know what to expect when visiting the Urban Planning Exhibition Center but we were pleasantly surprised.

Very clean, modern and well organized you don't just see an amazing scale model of Shanghai but lots of pictures and information about the history of China as well as futuristic areas to cater for all different age and interest groups.

This was an eye opener on many levels and we thoroughly enjoyed learning more about China and it's culture in such an interactive way.

Written 18 June 2017
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IanandDorothy
Macclesfield, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
This was our second visit to Shanghai and we were looking for something different. The title of "An Urban Planning Exhibition" would surely be enough to deter many tourists, but we were blown away by the exhibition. We must have spent over 3 hours fascinated by all that was on show, and it was 40 RmB extremely well spent. It starts somewhat gently on the ground floor, but as you venture to the higher floors you become more and more involved in the amazing history of Shanghai. The walk-round model of Shanghai, which occupies virtually a whole floor is truly magnificent, and we loved all the comparison photos of Shanghai present with Shanghai of 10-20 years ago. What this city has achieved is truly remarkable. There are so many different facets to the exhbition, so many different ways of presenting the information, that it would surely entertain a wide age range for many hours.
One tip would be to have a break after a couple of hours and go and relax in comfortable chairs over a jasmine tea and a cake (the coffee is not great). The cafe can be found on the 5th floor.
We thought it was a brilliant exhibition and would recommend that people take the time to read all the very adequate English translations to make the most of the visit.
Written 11 May 2013
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CumbrianAbroad
Shanghai, China269 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
While the displays are to be honest pretty mundane for the most part there are one or two gems such as the model of the city on the upper floor. If you only have a short amount of time in Shanghai go see other things but if you do have the time you will probably enjoy it, especially if you like urban history.
Written 12 November 2019
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Sara S
buenos aires168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Every house and building, everything is reproduced here, in scale. Worth the visit. Very well done, at the most perfection.
Written 14 June 2019
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MFC31
London, UK4,007 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is the most underrated attraction in Shanghai, but it should be the top of everyone’s list. It details how a small fishing village has grown to become the world’s largest city. It lays out the plans for the future development of the city, how it’s going to become a green city, give every resident the best possible life, and still stay true to its past.
This exhibition changed some of my perceptions about China and Chinese people. After experiencing Beijing, I thought them rude and self centred. After seeing how much effort Shanghai has gone to to become the metropolis it has, I see the Chinese from here as forward thinking, conscious of their surroundings and proud of their past.
This exhibit is interactive, informative and just so well planned! The scaled model of the city is nothing short of epic! We spent almost 2.5hrs exploring the 5 or 6 floors.
Written 1 May 2019
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B N
Palmerston North, New Zealand59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Went here to pass an hour and first two floors thought what a boring place but then when saw the model of Shanghai it was wow. Cheap to get in and a good hour to visit. In Peoples Park
Written 25 April 2019
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