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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
Phone Number: 021-63722077
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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amazing miniaturization!

so much to see here - although i'm not a huge fan of these kinds of places, the miniature replica of Shanghai is amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Trina B
Shanghai, China

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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While interesting to see, it is definitely better to go either on a rainy day or cold day in the city. Located on one side of Peoples Square metro stop near the People's park. Shows the progression and changes the city has seen over the years and gives you a glimpse into the past. The coolest thing here is the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

so much to see here - although i'm not a huge fan of these kinds of places, the miniature replica of Shanghai is amazing!

Thank Trina B
Paris, France
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The urban museum provides an impressive perspective of the planning and thought that went in developing Shanghai. A really interesting place to get a bird's eye view of this giant metropolis with interesting side exhibitions to complement.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a few times now and always get sucked into spending a couple of hours looking at the model and old vs new photos of Shangahi; particularly as the "new" photos are from 2004, which in itself is a Shanghai that doesn't exist anymore. Would highly recommend anyone visiting Shanghai to stop in here and check it out.

1 Thank Andi K
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never seen a model of this quality or size. It's very detailed and accurate and even has a day/night cycle. If you are going to shanghai, this hall gives you a look into the past, and the future of shanghai. It really is nice to see a city take proactive actions to improve itself. They have a firm plan... More 

1 Thank Alex H
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 25 millions people live in Shanghai. This is impressive. And the museum shows the growth of the city and the plans that were needed to accomodate so many people. Particularly impressive is the giant model (maquette of the city.

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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museam for a rainy day. When you reach the top floor they have a spectacular 3d map of central Shanghai

Thank Martin H
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the visits one could and should do in the center of Shanghai. The big size miniature would give you an idea about the size of this huge city of more than 20 mil. inhabitants. The very distinguishable skyscrapers of the miniature will be a large help for you orientation and identification of city places and attractions.... More 

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Madurai, India
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230 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to see the entire city of Shanghai and its historical past through miniatures. A well planned miniature of the city with day and night lighting makes it very attractive. A lot of effort has gone in the making of the miniature. The bund area and the high raised buildings were lit up and highlighted. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...you could get a great glimpse of the scope and scale of Shanghai here. It's amazing to imagine how much of what you see is less than thirty years old. It's in a convenient downtown location, and I've been a couple of times and it was never crowded. A convenient quick stop while you're out sightseeing.

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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.