People Square

People's Square, located in the city center of Shanghai, covering an area of 140,000 square meters. People's Square is surrounded by the municipal government office building, the Shanghai Museum and the Grand Theatre. Travel to People's Square, cross through the square from the east to the west, the pathway there is about a 100-meter-wide. In the guide book, you can find many the bus routes and subways pass by this area. The green land beside the spring reaches 80, 000 square meters, where various trees are planted and all kinds of flowers are in blossom. According to the local travel gudie, the history can be tracked back to 1930. During 1930s and 1940s, the present People's Square was once a gambling place and honored as the "No.1 racecourse in Far East".
The former Shanghai Library once occupied the former main building of the racecourse. During the 1950s, the racecourse was rebuilt as the People's Park on the north side and the People's Square on the south part. In early 1990s, great changes happened in this area, which made it to be the political and commercial center of the downtown. In 1995, Shanghai was gained the honor of "one of the 10 new views in Shanghai in 90s". Here are some travel tips: 1/ there is a street with the flavors of 1930 in Shanghai. Visitors can view the old buildings, customs of Shanghai in 1930.  There are also shopping street, the largest transformer substation of Asia, and the largest parking spot of Shanghai underneath the People's Square. You need to travel there personally to experience the great People's Square. Location: Renmin Road, Shanghai; Opening Hours: 24hours; Tickets: Free

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