After each of our Friday field trips end at around noon, we are dismissed to explore the city or return back to the dorms – whichever we prefer. A large group of us decided to check the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum off of our Shanghai bucket list. The Urban Planning Exhibition Center is a 6-story building showcasing historical, current, and planned buildings. China’s incredibly rapid development and urbanization over the past few decades can be illustrated through this exhibit.
SUPEC – Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
Rush hour metro: The subways can get so incredibly crowded sometimes that there is actually a paid employee outside the metro, packing people into the subway. Jennifer and I once missed our stop by two stops – simply because we were only able to shuffle about 2 feet nearer the door at each stop since there were so many people. Quick tip: snag a spot near the door if possible. Otherwise, there is no harm/extra charge for simply riding the metro back the other direction – just a funny experience.
Incredible light displays on Shanghai buildings on the way home. From oddly shapes pearl towers to flashy light projections to stacks of sleek, modern skyscrapers, Shanghai certainly has to be one of the most impressive in their buildings.