People’s Square (Renmin Guang Chang)
What was once an elite horse racing venue before the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 is today a hotspot of cultural attractions. Within People’s Square, you’ll find some of the best museums in Shanghai, including the excellent collection of Chinese art housed within the Shanghai Museum and the impressive Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, where visitors are treated to a look at Shanghai’s past, present and future. The Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai Art Museum and the all-glass Shanghai Grand Theater are also worth a look.
The park within People’s Square offers cultural insights of its own, especially early in the mornings and on weekends when locals come out to practice tai chi, exercise, play card games or do water calligraphy on the sidewalks.
Tours & Tickets
See all the main sites of Shanghai, 'Paris of the Orient'. Your fully guided coach tour includes lunch as well as entry into the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai ... Read more
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Got only half a day to explore Shanghai? Discover the 'must-see' sights such as Jade Buddha Temple, Fresh Water Pearl Gallery and Shanghai Museum on the ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
See the best of Shanghai on this easy bike tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. Get an up-close look at local life as you explore diverse neighborhoods ... Read more
Duration: 3.5-4 hrs
Take a tour around Shanghai and see one of Asia's most progressive cities. Shanghai or "Paris of the Orient" has fast developed economically, ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)