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Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

No.100 Renmin Main Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China
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Ranked #12 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is located in People Square , a short walk from Shanghai Museum and adjacent to the Shanghai Municipal... more »
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A panoramic miniature version of shanghai of the recent past because certainly it is already busy. See the size and spread of the city and be just a little bit perturbed. Where will shanghai end up?

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is interesting and you could spend several hours or more there reading about the history of Shanghai and looking at photos. What I liked best about it was almost an entire floor dedicated to a replica of Shanghai. It was also interesting to see what they foresee Shanghai looking like in the future.

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

An urban planning exhibition does not sound like a highlighted tourist attraction but we found it to be fascinating. You walk around an extremely detailed model of the city from a raised platform. The entire city is spread out below in a detailed scale model. The guide shows how the city looked in the past, what the present is like... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Fascinating place to learn about the city and its past and future. As an urban planner I was amazed but my wife also thought it was great!

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north devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Really great models of Shanghai, including some buildings which aren't finished yet - the 5th floor model is staggering. Lots of information and animated displays. Really good.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very informative. Very impressive collection of history and facts about this magnificent city. Make sure you give at least 2-3 hours to do this justice.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are wondering how this city developed so fast this is your place. Allow at least 2-3 hours to be able to see all 4 floors. Interesting comparisons " before / after " pictures, a huge 3D plan of Shanghai today and on the top floor you will see the amazing future projects of the city including Deep Water... More

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Salem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I absolutely loved this museum. I do love cities and city development. Although filled with some propoganda, I really enjoyed see the development of Shanghai. then the huge 3-D map/diaorama of Shanghai took me an hour alone to study and photograph. I was there for nearly 3 hours and could have spent another hour. A definite must see in Shanghai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I recommend coming here first before seeing any other place in Shanghai, then you have an idea of what the city looks like!

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Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Just a stone's throw from People's Square adjoining People's Park is a uniquely designed building which houses this museum. The exhibits of Shanghai's development are fascinating and the explosive growth of the city in the last 3 decades is unbelievable. But the best part especially if you are a fan of models and miniature stuff is the humongous layout of... More

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