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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, Shanghai 200003, China
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Phone Number: 021-63722077
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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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Worth a Visit

I actually had slightly higher expectations for this museum, it was interesting though perhaps I was not able to fully appreciate the exhibits due to exhaustion after 2 weeks on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I actually had slightly higher expectations for this museum, it was interesting though perhaps I was not able to fully appreciate the exhibits due to exhaustion after 2 weeks on my feet in China. Still a nice place to spend an hour or two and escape the crowds and heat, the museum was virtually empty on a Wednesday afternoon and... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Advantage: easy to get there, very close to subway, walking through the park visitors usually like as well, gives them the illusion of experiencing 'real Chinese life'. As there are not too many sights in Shanghai for visitors, we went there recently. Well, how to say: it is interesting, but not exactly life-changing.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum in the middle of a nice park and one full floor is devoted to the model of Shanghai.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall was worth visiting. The models & displays of Shanghai city was amazing. There's pictures of old and new Shanghai, very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum displays a lot of history, current situation and future plans regarding urban planning in Shanghai. There are several interactive elements such as making art and playing games. Furthermore, they display a handful of well-produced movies on Shanghai and it's attractions (tip: take a notebook with you to take notes of the places you want to see). The view... More 

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Montrouge, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place with our guide who showed and explained to us how Shanghai has evolved and developed from the fishing village to today modern day. It was pretty impressive at the speed of the development. Totally worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a look into shanghai and how / what makes it tick. For RMB 30 / person, one feels that their soul has been fed! The first level looks at Shanghai from the history and old photos. The second level is a temporary exhibition on an Austrian-Hungarian architect who had completely transformed Shanghai in the 1920s-1930s. By having people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interest place to visit, lots of history and future plans, the model city was just amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why? Because unlike the art museums that you can find in many capitals, this museum is unique to Shanghai. 30 yuans entrance fee. History on the mezzanine with old photos, 2nd level was closed, fantastic 3rd level with the maquette 1:500 and the 360 movie on all areas of Shanghai. 4th level was a bit confusing. On the mezzanine there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a good compilation of Shanghai's past, present and future. It would be nice to take in early in one's visit. The highlight is clearly the model rendition, which illustrates the massive size of this city.

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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.