Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Urban Planning Exhibition Hall of Shanghai
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is located on the People's Square. It covers an area of over 3,600 square meters (4,306 square yards) and rises 43 meters (142 feet) high. There are five floors above the ground and two underground. It opened to the public in 2000.

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall was built to show the achievement of the city planning and construction. It has many functions, such as exhibition, reference, research, communication, recreation and entertainment. The main body of the building covers Shanghai's development from ancient times to the present and beyond. The theme of this building is 'City, People, Environment and Development'. There is a city model made to a scale of 1/500. The appearance of the old streets in the 1930s reminds people to think of the old passing days in Shanghai. The view of a future Shanghai is presented with high technology such as virtual reality and fantasy-view magic vision. The big city planning lifelike model displays for you the city's vista of the future.

The design and style of the main building add beauty to the surrounding environment. Its designers borrowed their inspiration from traditional Chinese city gates, and follow the Chinese aesthetic ideal which emphasizes central symmetry and incorporates the traditional with a modern flair. The top of the building is designed in the shape of a white magnolia - the flower of Shanghai. The design of the building was awarded the "White Magnolia Cup" and China 'Luban Cup', the top Chinese award in architectural construction.
Model of the City Center Area
Model of the City Center Area
Model of Yuyuan Garden
Model of Yuyuan Garden
Since its opening, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall has received many visitors from home and abroad, including Chinese leaders. Through years of development, it has become a base for national science education, patriotism education and environment protection education, and also a profession training base. Due to its multiple functions, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is regarded as a window for Shanghai to communicate with the outside world.

How to get to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

By Bus:
1. Take bus 18, 49, 167, 312, 318, 817, 930, Tunnel Line 3 and get off at People's Square (Fuzhou Road/ Guangdong Road) Station.
2. Take City Sightseeing Bus Line 1or 2 to get there directly.

By Metro:
Take Metro Line 1, Line 2 or Line 8 and get off at People's Square Station. Get out from Exit 2 or 3, and then you will see the exhibition hall.
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Entrance Fee Free entry 
CNY 20 for audio guide machine rental (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese); Deposit: CNY100
Opening Hours 9:00-17:00; ticket selling stops at 16:00
Closed on Wednesday unless it's a public holiday

See also: 6 Shanghai Must-Visit Places in January
- Last updated on Sep. 28, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
Asked by john from ISRAEL | Apr. 08, 2023 23:46Reply
how much the price for student
Answers (1)
Answered by Mary | Apr. 09, 2023 18:26

It's CNY15. But it is only provided for those holding a Chinese student card.
Asked by Marco from SWITZERLAND | Sep. 05, 2015 07:15Reply
What is the estimated time to visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (relaxed pace)?
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Answered by Linda from USA | Sep. 05, 2015 22:23

Usually speaking, for a relaxed sightseeing, 2 hours are enough to cover all the spots.
Asked by Dr.Orapim from THAILAND | Aug. 05, 2012 01:57Reply
Bangkok Officers want to train at the Shanghai Center 28-31 August 2012
Can you arrange the training in urban planning for 4 days, 28-31 August 2012. We are 6 officers of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, THAILAND. We have the budget of 1,920 yuan for this training. Please suggest me, who I have to contact? Thank you very much. Dr. Orapim Pimcharoen, Senior Urban Planner, Bangkok, Email:|opimcharoen , Tel: 00662 3541276, 00662 354 1277
Answers (1)
Answered by Laura | Aug. 05, 2012 02:55

This is their official website. You can refer to the information on it to try to contact them:
Telephone: 021-63184477
Good Luck!
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