Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

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.

The Bund, ShanghaiThe Bund, Shanghai

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.

The basement was built to appear like a street in old Shanghai. It has some restaurants and shops.

Tour Features

This great exhibition hall is an important window to show the achievements of Shanghai's urban planning and construction. It plays the role of exhibition, tourism, banquet, business, leisure and so on. The whole exhibition hall is professional, knowledgeable, interesting and artistic.


- 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 8, get off at the stop of People Square

Visiting Time

- Opening Hours: Thursday to next Tuesday: 9:00-17:00

It is closed on Wednesday (except national holidays)

- Visiting Hours: About 2 hours.

Visitors are required to enter the hall before 16:00

Costs/ Entrance Tickets

Admission Fee: free

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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