Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai

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Famed for its gigantic scale model of the city, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall stands as a tribute to the city's growth and plays host to a range of development-themed exhibits. Head for the main exhibition to marvel at the crowning glory of the complex: a scale model featuring buildings both in existence and approved for construction. You can make your way around the edge of the model or up to the surrounding gallery levels for a different vantage point. Don't miss the bright golden monument in the lobby; you'll notice a number of iconic landmarks represented in this tribute to the city's rapid growth and modernization. Work out when and for how long to visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and other Shanghai attractions using our handy Shanghai trip site .
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  • Our two excellent Shanghai Greeters brought us to this Exhibition Hall following our request to learn about the recent history of Shanghai and the very fast development of this city . The Greeters rea...  more »
  • One of my favorite visits in Shanghai! I am a map guy and quirky that way. I loved the model and the history of development displays. Worth seeing.  more »
  • Very complete and interesting museum about the development of Shanghai, the upper floors below tell the story more ancient and as rises the floors will showing the present and the future in urban planning. Fantastic!
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  • Definitely a must-go for ones who love architecture and design. I visited this in October 2017 and it was very interesting to see how fast and well planned Shanghai was built from such a small fisherman's village. Very well documented for English speaking visitors, staff also assists you pretty good. Definitely recommending this place!
  • This museum it's simply a must to understand how a small fishing village became one of the TOP metropolis in the entire world! I was supposed to see it for a couple of hours but I ended up spending an entire day: such an incredible space on 6 multiple floors, a vast scale model of the entire urban area, 3D rooms, old history collections and virtual reality spots and so on!
  • Despite sounding like somewhere Alan Partridge would take someone on a first date this place is actually pretty interesting. Inside is a scale model of Shanghai, which as you can imagine is pretty impressive. It lights up as it goes through a speeded up day an night cycle. If you live locally you can probably find your building as well. Please avoid the temptation to dress up as Godzilla and run amok.
  • If you're interested in seeing how a Mega-City is planned I really recommend this place. You get a sense of scale and the whole museum is well planned.There is much more to this museum than just the huge diorama of the city - although that is probably the highlight.There are 5 floors of exhibits and a full size 1930s Shanghai street on the -1 level (metro station).You can learn a lot about old Shanghai and also about general urban modern planning techniques.
  • Shanghai as a scale model? CHECK ! Very interesting to learn about city planning & development !!

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