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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Shanghai, without a doubt, is overwhelming. A visit to the Urban planning Exhibition Hall helps put it all in perspective - its growth from a small village, to the city it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Go straight to level 4 for a larger-than-life model of the Shanghai city floor plan, it spans over at half a football field, and shows how much of a concrete jungle shanghai is. It can be quite overwhelming. The virtual show of the shanghai cityscape is also quite an eye-opener, thought it can quite rather dizzy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The model of Shanghai is impressive, but I am not sure it is worth the 30 Yuan entrance fee. The rest of the museum would be considered propaganda in many parts of this world.

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maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Shanghai, without a doubt, is overwhelming. A visit to the Urban planning Exhibition Hall helps put it all in perspective - its growth from a small village, to the city it is today to plans for the future. If you spend time looking at the model city, it still overwhelms. My only complaint is that the model and maps did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place was awesome, I spent several Hours here looking over this model of the city of Shanghai. What a city, what a crush of Humanity. If you thought everything's big in Texas you haven't seen anything yet until you visit Shanghai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We wanted one free day in Shanghai so that we could explore the city by ourselves. Our son Karthik called us on time to tell us not to miss visiting the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center. Luckily for us, this was close to our Bund Hotel. We took a road map and tried following the route to the exhibition hall.... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a great place to get lots of information about Shanghai, its past and its future. We enjoyed flipping through the old photographs. And the model of Shanghai is a real highlight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a place you can see how huge Shanghai is. Try to fit this in your busy travel schedule and you do not regret.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The best part of this museum is the small scale city model. Te exibtion shows how the city developed, which is very interesting when you take the history of the area into consideration. If you fancy museum this is definitely one that is worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very interesting museum for anyone with the slightest interest in architecture and urban planning. Even good for the kids. Because of the rapid growth, Shanghai is one of the moist interesting urban planning stories of our time, and the museum makes it justice. The enormous model of the city is a must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall offers extensive displays and fun activities show-casing Shanghai's past, present, and future. To call it an exhibition hall is definitely an understatement. It is more of an urban development museum. It is wonderful to see how a village could transform, develop, and evolve into a modern, vibrant, and cosmopolitan city. For the tourists who come... More 

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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.