I’m not really one for museums, but this is one that I always enjoy bringing tourists to in Shanghai. The Urban Planning Museum. It has historical photos from the old French, British, and American concessions in Shanghai alongside pictures of the new Shanghai. It never ceases to amaze me when I see the incredible speed at which China has grown. My favorite part of this museum however isn’t the historical part, which is fascinating, but the to scale model of what the Shanghai Government envisions the city looking like in 2020.
It is an unbelievable site and always worth a quick trip if you’re in or around People’s Square. Before the visit to the museum you can also stop off at Kathleen’s five in the Park for a delicious brunch.