Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall tells people how Shanghai became a famous international city from a small fishing village. It exhibits the overall layout of Shanghai, especially the great changes that have taken place since the economic reform and opening to the outside world in 1978.

- It covers an area of 3,600 square meters. It is 43.3 meters tall with 5 floors up the ground and 2 floors underground. Its exhibition subject is the city, people, environment, and development. It perfectly showcases Shanghai's past, present and future.
- Shanghai people are proud of the Bund and consider it as a treasured place. Owning a piece of land in the Bund is a symbol of wealth and honor.
- Originally the financial center of Shanghai, the Bund’s many old stone buildings were built by western companies in Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism, and Renaissance styles.

Floor Information

The first floor is the entrance and basic introduction level. 
- a large revolving statue of some of Shanghai's most famous buildings. 
The second floor showcases Shanghai's past. It shows how the city went from being just a small fishing village to a major world metropolis.
- movies and moving models which depict ancient Shanghai.
- models of some of Shanghai's oldest buildings and bridges. 
- photos of old Shanghai and the buildings which still exist
The third floor features Shanghai's present.
- The huge-scale model of Shanghai city. 
- The model went through an entire day cycle from sunrise tonight with all of the building's windows illuminated from inside. 
- A 360-degree movie taking visitors on a bird's eye trip around the city.
The fourth floor shows Shanghai's future. It shows in models and photos, what is in store for Shanghai.
- models of the airports and railway stations and how they are going to be upgraded in the near future.
- the plans for the new subway and the underground roads are being built to help ease congestion.
The fifth floor showcases the 2010 World Expo.
- models of some of the individual countries' pavilions and the entire site as a whole.
2 floors underground. 
The basement was built to appear like a street in old Shanghai. It has some restaurants and shops.

Tour Features

Exhibit Shanghai's future blueprint till 2020

- This great exhibition hall wins a lot of prizes in China. It uses high-tech ways to exhibit Shanghai's future blueprint until 2020. The whole exhibition hall is professional, interesting, and informative.


- At the east part of People's Square of Shanghai.
- Address: 100 Ren Min Boulevard, People's Square


By subway: Line 1, Line 2, Line 3, get off at the stop of People Square

Visiting Time

Opening Hours: 
Monday to Thursday: 9:00-17:00
Friday to Sunday: 9:00-18:00

Visiting Hours: about 2 hours.

Costs/ Entrance Tickets

Admission Fee: 30 RMB (15 RMB for students)

Other tourist attractions nearby

Shanghai Museum: one of the best museums in China, is mainly a museum for ancient arts.

Tours with this attraction

- If you are interested in taking a Shanghai tour with a visit to Urban Planning Exhibition Hall; if you need a private tour and an English-speaking tour guide to show you around Shanghai; China Odyssey Tours is here and ready to help.

Welcome to contact us if you want a China tour of your style. 

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