People's Square, Shanghai

People's Square, Shanghai (must see)

The Shanghai People’s Square is a large open space which was once the Shanghai Race Course. Today it is a parade ground and public square adjacent to the headquarters of the city's municipal government.

The Shanghai People’s Square is on the site of what was once the finest racecourse in Asia. The ruins of the grand race club are still visible and some buildings now house the Shanghai Art Museum. In 1949, the communist government banned racing and gambling. It was converted into a public square and spectator stands were erected for viewing parades. Part of the race track became a large open green space called the People’s Park.

The Shanghai People’s Square covers an area of 130,700 square meters. It is surrounded by many important buildings and hotels including the Shanghai City Hall, the Museum, the Grand Theatre, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, the Park Hotel Shanghai, and the Radisson. There is an underground shopping mall with major departmental stores, a large underground garage and a 320 sq. meter water fountain at the center. The Shanghai people’s square is an important sightseeing landmark of the city and venue for important cultural, political and commercial events all year through.

Why You Should Visit:
Beautiful skylines all around and clean areas to walk.

Tip:
The big draw here is apparently the Marriage Market, but it only happens on the weekends.
There's a big shopping mall with a great food court in the underground if you're peckish.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: People's Square
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walking Tour I   Walking Tour of Shanghai's Huangpu District  

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Places of Worship in Shanghai

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Travel Distance: 3.7 km

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