Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Firstly built at the beginning of 2000, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (Shànghǎi Chéngshì Guīhuà Zhǎnshì Guǎn in Chinese) is an important window for travelers to know exhibitions, tourism, commercial meetings and leisure of Shanghai. It has been a new landmark of Shanghai city and AAAA-level tourist spot. The exhibition center is located at the east of Shanghai Government Building and People’s Park in the north.

Occupying an area of 20,000 square meters, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall opens 7,000 square meters for exhibitions. Themed as “City, People, Environment and Development”, it is a great place for travelers to know the past, present and future of Shanghai. It is honored as the “Window of the City” to help people know about Shanghai.

Adopted a lot of high-tech methods, there is a comprehensive display to show Shanghai’s past and its blueprint of future in 2020. The display is professional, knowledgeable, interesting and artistic. Due to the high technologies, visitors can experience a vivid exhibition of the past and future of Shanghai.

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The top of Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall shines in the sky standing for Shanghai City flower-Magnolia. It is designed by architect Ling Benli of the East China Architecture Design & Research Institute (ECADI) and was rewarded National Construction Project Luban Prize in 2000.

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center has 5 floors and 2 underground floors including Historical Monument, Famous Historical and Cultural City Hall, Planning and Construction Achievement Hall, 2 Overall Planning Halls and 5 exhibitions.


Famous Historical and Cultural City Hall with high-tech shows visitors the changes of Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street. No. 1 Overall Planning Hall mainly shows the future garden of Shanghai. Occupying an area of 600 square meters, Shanghai model for 2020 is the most impressive in the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. No.2 Overall Planning Hall and Suzhou River Model shows people an environmental development of new Shanghai.

Travelers can see the most famous architectures, the Bund and Old Shanghai. There are more than 100 exhibitions on the second floor of Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Floor 3 and 4 display Shanghai’s Overall Plan.

The first underground exhibition of Old Shanghai is decorated as the Huaihai Road in 1930s. The old cultures and customs in 1930s suddenly come into sight the moment travelers take a sightseeing elevator to the underground floor.

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall is full of travelers from home and abroad. Travelers can see a miniature of architecture groups in Pudong and Puxi areas during the Expo 2010. “The Dawn of Shanghai” consisting of the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jimao Tower and other landmark buildings are located the center of the first floor. With colorful lights, it is a magnificent view among the exhibitions.

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Nearby Attractions

The Bund, The Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Madame Tussauds Shanghai, People’s Park, Shanghai Museum, Huangpu River Cruise

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100 Remmin Avenue, Huangpu District (close to Tibet Middle Road)

How to Get There?

Travelers can take Metro Line 1 or 2 and get off at People’s Square. Bus 18, 20, 46, 49, 71, 123, 537 are also available to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.

Ticket Price:
30 yuan per person for adults; student tickets (with student identity card): 15 yuan

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

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Tel: (021)63184477
Office website in English:

There are barriers free accesses and lifts.

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