Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Shanghai

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Located in the city's center, Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) displays a large collection of invaluable ancient Chinese art which demonstrates the nation's philosophy, wisdom, and way of life. Established in 1952, the round dome structure with a square base contains a total of three exhibition halls and eleven galleries. You can choose to inspect many major categories of showcased art, such as calligraphy, ceramics, furniture, paintings, and coins. Explore China's long history by examining over 120,000 items, which portray the country's long, colorful history and its relation to foreign countries. The museum issues 8,000 daily tickets free of charge and gives priority to the elderly and disabled. Using our international travel planner, Shanghai attractions like Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • นัห is a place where every tourist came to China. Then don't miss it, this will include China's attraction to you.
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  • I went to this museum 10 years ago, so I wasn't exactly thrilled to go again with this tour group again because I am not a museum person, but I am glad I did. We only spent an hour there which was goo...  more »
  • One of the best museums I have been to. Moreover, entering is free. It is common to find a museum with plenty of exhibits, but not to find such a huge variety of ranges. The exhibit were arranged in d...  more »
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  • If you have been in China for a long -period of time or are familiar with exhibitions of Chinese artifacts etc, I would not recommend this museum. It is very good but it is also nothing exceptional. For people who enjoy museums, especially traveling from Europe who may be familiar with these types of displays etc, there is nothing new to see here. I will say that the surrounding area is well worth walking around as you travel towards the people's square. Worth a visit but perhaps only go inside if there is something you are particularly interested in.
  • The collections of art are simply amazing. The floors are easy to navigate and the museum is nicely divided in sections. And: it's free! What I missed, though, is a bit of storytelling. Most signs and text read something like "this is a masterpiece of ..." and "this is considered to be top-of-art by ...", but they fail to explain to a foreigner what I am really looking at. So even though I had a good time, I learned very little.
  • Got there about 1pm. LONG line but it moves quite quickly. Museum is interesting. So is the architecture. Getting to the museum if you are handicapped -is difficult. We ended you using the steps down and then across under the street and back up more steps. It was difficult. The gift shop looked interesting, but not enough time .... Or energy.
  • It is an outstanding museum. It will be better when all exhibits have the international language on them. I spent 20 hours exploring this vast complex. The Russian "The Wanderers" exhibit was outstanding and I highly recommend it if you can catch it.
  • Loved this place. There is so much of Chinese history to see. I was fortunate to visit free because it was the opening day of the Egyptian exhibit. The surrounding areas were also nice and green.

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