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. Use our Shanghai vacation builder to visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall on your trip to Shanghai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very well done to learn more about the City Museum. The model, which is huge, is very impressive and worth a visit. We understand the history of the city, but especially his future. A part is devoted to project future as Shanghai 2020 and 2040. The Museum is a few questions on transport, pollution, food of the population... Nevertheless the parties on the treatment of water and the production of electricity to Shanghai are not or hardly treated, I was a little disappointed. 30rmb for entry, 15rmb for students. My student card french worked, which pleasantly surprised me.
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  • The detail that was put into this urban planning model is incredible. The little river they have, has lights that move so it looks like the river is flowing. It must have taken them years to build  more »
  • Impressive image what you here from Shanghai. History, how this city has developed, but also the vision of the future. Also the giga scale model is very impressive, so immense size as Shanghai is, gives a good overview. Plenty to see and do.
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  • Best place to quickly get an overview of Shanghai's past, present and to understand why this city will continue to grow to be a leading world class city to live, to work and to visit as tourist. The Center uses creative multi media channels to tell the many aspects of their city. Must see early on your visit to Shanghai to obtain an orientation to enable self visit to the many interesting attractions of this exciting city especially using the on and off bus located in it's front door.
  • Cool little museum, worth an hour or two. There's a couple nice exhibits on the city's history and future development but the model of the city is definitely the main attraction here.
  • A great place to absorb the insane growth of this city.
  • Like other cities around the world Shanghai has put together a model of the city at this museum. There are also exhibitions on the history of urban development in the city and some specifically for the kids.
  • I think it is fascinating museum, reflects the biggest pressures for the city. Shame the view at the top is a bit bland. However the scale model of shanghai is amazing!

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