The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is located in People Square , a short walk from Shanghai Museum and adjacent to the Shanghai Municipal Government Building .

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

On the ground floor there is a small model of the central parts of Shanghai consisting mainly of the area along the Huangpu River . But the centrepiece of the exhibition is a huge scale model of the central parts of Shanghai which shows all existing and planned buildings. Walkways have built around the model which allows visitors to get a good overview of the model.

Scale model of central parts of Shanghai

The exhibition also gives an outline of the history of the city, concentrating on the period starting with the European settlements in the city. There is also a cinema showing a virtual tour of the city.