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Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

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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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Wow! This was my first expression about this exhibition hall. This is an absolute must-see for a first-time tourist in Shanghai.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Monrovia, California

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Monrovia, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow! This was my first expression about this exhibition hall. This is an absolute must-see for a first-time tourist in Shanghai.

Thank ADP114
Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Shanghai Urban Planning Museum is well worth the visit. You get a chance to look back at the Shanghai of old and a view into what the City will look like in the years to come.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large and open museum, with the lower floor being a very large scale model of Shanghai. There is some interesting photos and exhibits of old shanghai, including "old and new" photos alongside each other. I liked this better than the history and natural history museums and it does give a bit of history of the city. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours here early on in our visit and glad we did. Best introduction to a city I have experienced. Spread over 5 floors there are various exhibits from old photos, video's and of course models. It explains the history of Shanghai and how it was transformed into the city of today and where it is... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall tells people the procedure that Shanghai becomes a famous international city from a small fishing village. It exhibits the overall layout of Shanghai, especially the great changes that have taken place since the reform and opens to the outside world in 1978.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the real wonder of Shanghai is to walk the streets and marvel at what is going on around you, to give you a perceptive of the sheer magnitude of Shanghai the Urban Planning Museum is worth a look. I wouldn't say it's a must but if you find yourself with a couple of hours it is worth a look.

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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This planning exhibition is so cool to see, very detailed and really lets you get your bearings about the size of Shanghai. Would be great for kids.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in a contemporary architectural interpretation of Chinese architecture, this exhibition hall shows, amoung other things, a detailed model of Shanghai city. In addition, a round cinema room gives an opportunity of making a virtual bird's eye tour above the city centre and its future development. Temporary exhibitions on various themes are installed in the upper floors. Really worth a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting exhibition about the history and urban development of Shanghai. There are lots of before/after photos of different streets and districts showing how much the city has changed over the past decades and particularly in recent years. The maps and explanations are helpful for getting an understanding of what can sometimes seem an overwhelmingly vast metropolis. The maquettes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit. Admission price is reasonable. Don't get the phone interpreter thingy. Waste of money. It's not very helpful. Be prepared to spend 2-3 hours. There are a few cool things to see including one of the largest complete miniature cities in the world. At over 1,000 sqft it’s a projection of what the city will look like in... More 

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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.