People's Square is adjacent to Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China.
People's Square now is the site of Shanghai's municipal government headquarter building and one of the must see Shanghai attractions.The Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Museum, the Shanghai Grand Theatre and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall were moved here since 1990s.
Before 1949 and the foundation of the People's Republic of China, what is presently People's Square was a course for stallion dashing claimed by the Shanghai Race Club. In the wake of betting and steed hustling were banned by the new Communist government, a piece of the race course turned into People's Square, which incorporated a huge boulevard and observer remains for utilization amid parades.
In the 1990s, noteworthy changes were made to the square. The Shanghai Municipal Government was moved here from the previous HSBC Building on the Bund, likewise the Shanghai Museum was moved here from its past site in a previous office building. Later increments incorporate the Shanghai Grand Theater and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.
Different parts of the race course still remain. The clubhouse structures turned into the Shanghai Art Museum, while a piece of the race track turned into People's Park, an open park to the north of People's Square.
People's Square is also the joining point where metro Line 1 meets Line 2. From the square you can achieve numerous shopping centers.
Leaving metro Line 1, tourists enter a street where famous shops from Hong Kong assemble and get to Dimei shopping center, a shopping focus like a labyrinth.
Going from metro Line 2, you can go to an old street lined with old-styled adornments shops, restaurants and teahouses, which reminds you of the past times. From the door to metro Line 1 to the No. 9 doorway of metro Line 2, lay an underground retail chain and a restaurant from which you can touch base at New World City, an alternate shopping center. Just around the bend is the famous Nanjing Road.