Shanghai Peoples Square is located in the center of Shanghai, covers 140,000 square meters, surrounded by the municipal government office building, the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai City Planning Exhibition Hall and the Grand Theatre.
There are a huge green area and trees, encircled by all kinds of buildings on all sides. All of these buildings make up a beautiful view.
In the center of the square is a smart musical fountain. Acrossing through the square is a 100-meter-wide pathway from the west to the east. Many townsfolk go to the square for a walk.
The Square is particularly spectacular at night, when steam appears to seep out of the roof of the museum and the light bounces off the glass walls of the Grand Theatre. Nestled in the northwest corner of the square is the quirky Bird and Flower Market where local people come to purchase small thins, plants, fish and parade birds in their cages! These small lanes off Huangpi Lu are a sharp contrast to the modern builsing in the main square.
The Square provides the unique and impressive outlook of the city. Circled on all sides by huge and overpowering buildings, new buildings come to you from all sides. The panorama of the city from the Square is the good image which showcases the changing nature of this busy and modern city.
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