Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
|Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall|
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.
How to get to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
1. Take bus 18, 49, 108, 167, 312, 318, 451, 454, 537, 930, 980, Tunnel Line 3, or Xinchuan Special Line and get off at People's Square (Fuzhou Road/ Guangdong Road) Station.
2. Take City Sightseeing Bus Line 2 to get there directly.
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||CNY 30 for admission; extra CNY 40 needed for special exhibitions inside. |
CNY 20 for audio guide machine rental (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese)
|Opening Hours||9:00-17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday; ticket selling stops at 16:00 |
Closed on Monday unless it's a public holiday