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Shanghai People's Square

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Introduction to Shanghai People's Square

People’s Square is the largest public square in Shanghai, occupying an area of 140,00- square meters. The Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and Municipal People’s Congress are located on the north of the square. There is a musical fountain in the center of the square and the Shanghai museum is south of the fountain. To the northeast there is the Urban Planning Exhibition Center and Shanghai Grand Theatre. People’s Square was previously a horse racing course that belonged to the Shanghai Race Club prior to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. 

Today People’s Square is the place of leisure for the locals of Shanghai. The square occupies an area of 130,000 square meters with 80,000 square meters used for planting trees, flowers and other plants, creating a beautiful leisure surrounding. The convenient location of People’s Square amongst the commercial establishments of Shanghai means that from weekday to weekends the square is always filled with people.

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People's Square, Huangpu District, Shanghai

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Main Sights

Shanghai Municipal People's Government, musical fountain, Urban Planning Exhibition Center

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Travel Information

Opening Hours: open all day

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1. Take either subway line 1, 2 or 8 getting off at People's Square Station. 

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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.

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