Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Shanghai

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Located in the city's center, Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) displays a large collection of invaluable ancient Chinese art which demonstrates the nation's philosophy, wisdom, and way of life. Established in 1952, the round dome structure with a square base contains a total of three exhibition halls and eleven galleries. You can choose to inspect many major categories of showcased art, such as calligraphy, ceramics, furniture, paintings, and coins. Explore China's long history by examining over 120,000 items, which portray the country's long, colorful history and its relation to foreign countries. The museum issues 8,000 daily tickets free of charge and gives priority to the elderly and disabled. Using our international travel planner, Shanghai attractions like Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The museum has free entrance, and if you know what's inside! But you have to wait in the queue for 1 hour. The audio guide is well worth the price. I think you can spend a whole day here. 
    The museum has free entrance, and if you know what's inside! But you have to wait in the queue for 1 hour. The audio guide is well worth the price. I think you can spend a whole day here.  more »
  • its difficult to gain access with queues, checks, passport control etc and once inside 50% of galleries, shop are closed. You need to reserve a timeslot in advance - then entrance is free. Had i... 
    its difficult to gain access with queues, checks, passport control etc and once inside 50% of galleries, shop are closed. You need to reserve a timeslot in advance - then entrance is free. Had i...  more »
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  • Great place to visit if you like history and culture. I really enjoyed the museum. The entrance is free and it's also located in a beautiful park. You will feel every bit of history has they have carefully collected and kept each piece.
  • One of the top meseums in China. Many stuff inside. If you want to view something interested, you'd better take a look at the website in advance and pick the related theme exhibition hall. For more infomation, feel free to twitter me@jerryshanghai or email: accotek@163.com

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