Shanghai Museum located in the
center of Shanghai in People's Square. The total area of the construction
is around 39,000 square meters. The main building is 29 meters high
with square base and dome that coincides with the concept of ancient
Chinese people who believed the heaven was round and the earth was
square. The museum houses over 120,000 pieces of cultural relics
in 11 categories such as bronze ware, calligraphy, paintings, pottery,
porcelain, Ming and Qing furniture, jade ware, stone carvings, ancient
coins, silk embroidery, dyed fabrics, ivory sculptures, ethnic crafts,
as well as relics unearthed in Shanghai. The museum also has a library
collection of more than 200,000 books on Chinese art and history.
Shanghai Museum is a very good place for you to have a better understanding
of Chinese culture and art. It is one must go for tourists.