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“The starting point of your Bund tour”

Shanghai Post Museum
Ranked #131 of 1,337 things to do in Shanghai
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I was born in Shanghai. I sometimes dream about doing a blog about touring this city, from the perspective of a Shanghainese's. I want to share with them something really Shanghai, something not among the favorites of the crowd's.

If I were a tourist guide serving a group of oversee tourists, I would want them to start here. Why?

1. Most tourists head for the Bund when they get here. Even though thousands and thousands of people flocking to that place would make a crazy clutter, I wouldn't talk you out of going there, because I know it's a "must go" for many people. I'd recommend starting from here because it's very close to the Bund.

2. When touring the Bund, you have two options. You can either start from the south end and work your way up north, or go the other way around. Of the two options, I'd recommend latter. If you start from the Post Museum, then you can take a route like "Post Museum -> Shanghai Broadway Mansion -> Garden Bridge -> Bund (north end) -> all the way to the south." This makes it a perfect starting point.

3. The museum is open to tourists for free. You can take the elevator to the roof balcony, where you can have a bird's eye view of what you're about to see up close. Up there you can see almost the entire Bund area, so you can plan your route.

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Reviewed May 29, 2012

After reading descriptions online and in books, I was looking forward to enjoying the rooftop garden with its view of the river and the Bund, so was disappointed to read signs posted at the museum reporting that it was closed for construction! One of the guards told us that it had actually been closed for a year and wouldn't be open again -- not sure if that was personal opinion or factual projection, however.

Still, the museum is worth going to if you have some extra time. It not only details the history of China and Shanghai's postal system but also houses an impressive stamp collection and fun replicas of postal delivery vehicles. Historic building and free admission.

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