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With more than 120,000 first-class artefacts of national importance, the Shanghai Museum is a top attraction. The unparalleled collection, representing 5,000 years of Chinese art history, includes everything from ritual bronzes and early paintings to porcelain from the Yuan dynasty and calligraphy art. There are so many items on display that it will take you at least a day to see only a small part of the collection.
With almost 40,000 square metres of exhibit space spread out over 11 rooms, this museum can be quite overwhelming. Travel through time as you admire art from various Chinese dynasties, from every corner of the country. The collection of bronzes and calligraphy are world renowned for their sophistication. If your time is limited, then focus your visit on just one of these exhibit rooms.