Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai

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#2 of 74 in Museums in Shanghai
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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  • September 30, 2017
    The whole story of Shanghai-past, present and future-well presented. The highlight is the model of the city. One word-awesome
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  • September 24, 2017
    This is a massive city. It is a good idea to start your visit to Shanghai at the Museum. Lots of information about history and future, from geology to transportation, interactive and cool 360 degree m...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Really enjoyed seeing this representation of Shanghai. Worthwhile visit. Had not been there previously but found it really interesting and would recommend including it. Also liked the gift shop.  more »
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  • May 12, 2017
    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.
  • April 20, 2017
    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.
  • May 21, 2017
    A great place to absorb the insane growth of this city.
  • January 5, 2017
    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.
  • November 18, 2016
    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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