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“More interesting than you think” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
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Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai
Ranked #15 of 1,304 things to do in Shanghai
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Los Angeles, California
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“More interesting than you think”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

You might think this will be boring, but it's not! Aside from having the world's largest model of a city, the hall is filled with interesting information about old Shanghai, the preservation and restoration of buildings and neighborhoods, and how it has grown in the past 20 years (plus plans for the future). It's really a great place to learn about Shanghai - past, present and future.

Visited May 2013
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“Very Interesting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

There is a fantastic massive model of Shanghai here as well as other exhibitions. You will receive an education in the urban planning and history of Shanghai. The place itself is not too large, so museum fatigue will be avoided. A plus for me!

Visited May 2013
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“Very interesting museum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The highlight is a "mini Shanghai". Also there are lots of historical pictures showing the now modern city way back in the beginning of the century. There are other historical parts to the exhibit but the Mini Shanghai and mini airports are quite interesting.

Visited April 2013
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“must see before you do a city tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is a must to see. this gives you the best overview about Shanghai. Past - Present - Future

Go early this way you can enjoy it the most.

Visited May 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“How cool is a miniature scale model of Shanghai?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

turns out, it's pretty cool. The model has ever building carefully modeled to scale. The buildings are easily recognizable...although my hotel was outside the range of the model. There is a similar model for Beijing which is bigger and grander because it's in the capital.

But this museum has a few other things too. Don't miss the 360-degree video of what they have planned for Shanghai
-david

Visited November 2012
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