Most important museum in Shanghai
The Shanghai Museum is the most important museum in Shanghai and one of the most important of China. Is located in the city center, and is shaped like an ancient Chinese bronze vase. It's a world apart from most Chinese museums, which tend to have explanations in rather poor English, poor facilities and bad collections. The collection here is magnificent, especially the ancient Chinese ceramics gallery with porcelain or ceramic objects dating back to the Tang dynasty. There is also a gallery of Chinese painting which houses paintings and calligraphy from the Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties.