People’s Square Attractions

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in People’s Square, Shanghai

Top Things to Do in People’s Square

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  • LillianT0928
    Shanghai, China8 contributions
    Our kids came to visit and since it was raining outside, we decided to visit this museum. It was recently renovated (two-month project). Although I can speak Mandarin proficiently now, we received very good service in both English and Mandarin, throughout the museum. It is free to visit; however, we wanted to rent audio equipment, plus VR glasses. It was a phenomenal experience. Everything is automatic. Did not have to lift a finger to operate the devices. It cost about $16 CDN to rent both audio and VR. Your deposit is credited upon return of the systems.

    The museum is beautifully set up, and well, it was a good day spent. We gave ourselves three hours. It was about right.

    Note that there are washrooms on every floor (four floors). This is especially helpful for young children, and the elderly. Oh, there's a rooftop garden where one can enjoy the city views.
    Written 19 December 2023
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  • HeatherandKel
    Salt Lake City, UT91 contributions
    Loved this museum. Had lived in Shanghai for over a year before ever going. Wish I had been sooner and had taken visitors. The model of Shanghai is one of the most impressive things I have ever seen. Great rainy day, or bad air day activity.
    Written 9 April 2020
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  • Joel K
    Vancouver, Canada3,577 contributions
    This square is part of the crossroads of the city. Gardens, a place to relax, museums in the area, courts to play ball, and more. A fun place to relax and take a breather and people watch.
    Written 24 March 2020
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  • Paul T
    Grand Rapids, MI642 contributions
    A must visit, for sure, but I keep returning to take in different angles each time. Get inside where you can and slowly take it in and study whatever is available there.
    Written 6 June 2020
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  • C0ppola
    Oulu, Finland279 contributions
    You can buy a ticket from below and then lift up to the show.
    Nicely made characters.
    If you have a lot of customers, it can take time to tour the exhibition.
    Written 18 March 2022
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  • Mi F
    Katy, TX16 contributions
    Beautiful facility. We walked up in there wearing jeans and I had a bottle of baijiu(moonshine) that of which they held for me at the entrance until we left. The staff were nice but some of the people we sat next to made us feel like we didn’t belong. We got to experience being lasered from above for trying record a bit and a long stare/lecture from the lady next to me because I decided to eat a tic-tac during the performance and the rattling noise bothered her. She glared at me through the whole process of taking my tic-tacs out of my pocket, giving one to To my wife, and getting myself one. Then she told me not to do it lol. I was laughing and ate about 4 more during the show. Lol

    Overall, the theater was beautiful, the musicians were amazing, and we enjoyed it for what it was.
    Written 28 September 2017
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  • Jo-Ann
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
    We started walking Fuzhou Road from Raffles City Mall towards the Bund. However it was drizzling so we didnt make it all the way. This street is very interesting and historical, with old buildings and old bookstores and art gallery. Love it!
    Written 6 May 2021
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  • Stephen C
    Singapore, Singapore1,082 contributions
    This is a nice park located in people's square. It is within walking distance from JW Marriott hotel.

    Other than the fact that it is a beautiful garden tucked in the middle of the city, there is an interesting feature of this park. This is where parents will advertise the availability of their children using umbrellas. The background history and BIO data are written on paper and placed on top of an umbrella. Judging from the number of people who are walking around, they are serious about matchmaking through this means. This place is worth visiting, simply just to see this aspect.
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • yannpaqi
    Hanoi, Vietnam6 contributions
    The tourist guide (who i can't remember his name) took us here for street foods and we enjoyed really much. As most of south China foods are hot, delicious, spicy as i love.
    Written 3 April 2016
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  • Leontýna
    Pilsen, Czech Republic2 contributions
    It was colorful and fun but some of the kids were badly behaved and annoying and their parents didn’t care at all but overall okay experience
    Written 23 August 2023
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  • Chris P
    Shanghai, China4,925 contributions
    I always love visiting this Grand old Theatre. Love all the decor and fittings and of course the acoustics are amazing. Always a treat.
    Written 13 November 2017
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  • Nancy Ngn
    Hanoi, Vietnam2 contributions
    The dining room, kinda cheap for a fast lunch // i spent like ¥48. It’s the closet place for me to go to eat
    Written 3 March 2019
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  • Hugary1
    Sydney, Australia5,799 contributions
    Another shopping complex in managing Street competing with the other complex centres. There are some similar brands among each centre. This one also has the main central area that is open so you can see the levels and the idea of vast spaces to shop in. Very well signed in English as well.
    Was there a couple of times. left once as it was a Chinese sale day and the crowds would make sardine feel they were in wide open spaces.
    Next time much better and a pleasure to wander around. Always good to get out of the cold or weather.
    Once again with credit cards a couple of places wanted only currency, Chinese credit cards or an electronic transfer from a Chinese bank account.
    Written 15 January 2020
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  • Marco M
    Gothenburg, Sweden386 contributions
    Not so big as a mall but one of the coolest ever, mixing trendy shops with art installations. The coolest shoe shop I ever saw, with huge LED screens as tables and a robot. And much else. Also, many different restaurants. Close to an area which is worth walking through.
    Written 24 December 2019
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  • PeteD_London
    London256 contributions
    This is an excellent place to experience traditional Chinese opera. Very good productions and good sight lines from most seats. Not too expensive either. To Western ears Chinese opera can be a bit of an acquired taste, but one that is definitely worth acquiring. Thankfully smoking is now banned throughout the theatre.
    Written 28 January 2018
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