Madame Tussauds Shanghai
Madame Tussauds Shanghai, which opened to the public in 2006, is the sixth in the world. It is situated on the tenth floor of New World Plaza, West Nanjing Road. Shanghai won out over thirty other candidate cities by taking advantage of its local celebrities and vast market prospects.
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Marie Tussaud, born in Strasbourg, France, was famous for her wax-making abilities. Her most outstanding work is the wax figure of the French writer Voltaire. In 1835, when she was 74 years old, Madame Tussauds (formerly spelled Madame Tussaud's) was set up in London, which grew to become a major tourist attraction. Now, besides the one in Shanghai, there are branches in several other major cities, including Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Madame Tussauds Wuhan, Madame Tussauds Beijing, Madame Tussands Chongqing, Amsterdam, New York City and Las Vegas.
Madame Tussauds Shanghai has become famous throughout the world for its lifelike wax figures. Now, there are nearly 80 wax figures, including Yao Ming, Liu Xiang, David Beckham, Tom Cruise, Michael Jordan and Bill Clinton. Each costs more than a million yuan, and they are all elaborately made in the London studio that has more than 200 years of wax making experience. The completed figures are exhibited in seven Theme Pavilions---Behind the Scenes, charm of Shanghai, Historic Celebrities, Movies, Music, Sports and Speed. Behind the Scenes will show you how a wax statue comes into being. In the charm of Shanghai Pavilion, visitors can have an authentic experience of life in old Shanghai. The Historic Celebrities Pavilion shows legendary figures from history. In addition, Madame Tussauds Shanghai will bring new wax figures into being from all walks of life.
With the use of new materials and advanced technology, Madame Tussauds Shanghai offers visitors a superior experience. For example, visitors may have interactive contact with some of the wax figures; they can negotiate with Bill Gates, take photos with Jackie Chan and Marilyn Monroe, sing songs with pop singers and compete with Guo Jingjing (a famous woman diver in China).
The highlight of Madame Tussauds Shanghai is an adventurous exhibition, given the name of 'Scream Hall'. Here visitors will experience a heart-stopping adventure with live performances and wax statues that you have never seen before, making the visit a true test of nerves.
There is also the opportunity for visitors to make their own hand models by themselves, which they are then able to take home as souvenir.
How to get to Madame Tussauds Shanghai
Take Line 1, Line 2 or Line 8, get off at People's Square Station. Leave from Exit 7 and you will see the New World Plaza. The wax museum is on the 10th floor.
1. Take City Sightseeing Bus Line 1 to there directly.
2. Take bus 18, 46, 108, 312, 318, 537, 930, or 952 and get off at Xizangzhonglu Beijingdonglu Station. Find the New World Plaza at 2-68 West Nanjing Road.
3. Take bus 20, 37, 330 or 805 and get off at Nanjingxilu Huanghelu Station.
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|Opening Hours||10:00-21:00 (20:00 for last ticket)|
|Entrance Fee||CNY 190 |
CNY 140 for children between 1.0m and 1.4m (3.3ft - 4.6ft)
Free for children under 1.0m
|Combo Ticket||including the admission fee to Madame Tussauds Shanghai and Changfeng Ocean World Park, the white whale performance in the ocean park, and a single-trip shuttle bus. |
Adult: CNY 370
Children between 1.0m and 1.4m (3.3ft - 4.6ft): CNY 260
Children under 1.0m: free
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CNY50 for an adult, including the sightseeing bus line 1, 2, 3, 5 and Huangpu River Expo Ferry, valid within 48 hours.
One adult can share his or her with a kid under 1.4 meters tall. Children who are above 1.4 meters need to buy the adult tickets.
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What is the easiest mode of transportation to travel from kunming to this museum? :-)
After arriving in Pudong airport, you can reach your destination by subway line 2. Just remember to get off at People's Square.