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 0.4 hectare and rises 142 feet high. There are five floors above the ground and two underground. It opened to the public in 2000.

This 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 that city. 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, the 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, it is regarded as a window for Shanghai to communicate with the outside world.
 

Transportation:

By Bus:
Take bus 18, 46, 49,123, 451, 802, 930, Tunnel Line 3, and get off at People's Square (Fuzhou Road/ Guangdong Road)
Take City Sightseeing Bus to get there directly.

By Metro:
Take Subway 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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Admission Fee: CNY 30
CNY 24 for group visitors (more than 20)
CNY 20 for audio guide machine (English, French, German, Russia, Spanish, Korean and Japanese) 
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Thursday, the ticket selling stops at 16:00)
Closed on Mondays except national holidays

 Further Reading: Museums in Shanghai

 Recommended Nearby Attractions:
1. People's Square
2. People's Park
3. Shanghai Museum

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