Shànghǎi Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

Lonely Planet review

Some cities romanticise their past, others promise good times in the present, but only in China are you expected to visit places that haven’t even been built yet. The highlight is the 3rd floor, where you’ll find Shànghǎi’s idealised future (c 2020), with an incredible model layout of the megalopolis-to-come, plus a dizzying Virtual World 3D wraparound tour.

Balancing out the forward-looking exhibits are photos and maps of historic Shànghǎi.