Shanghai, a city located in eastern China, is the largest city proper by population in the world. This city, though highly developed and urbanized, is still very much steeped in the rich heritage and traditions of the Chinese culture, providing a magnificent experience which fuses the past and the present. It is also known for its thriving economic and financial sectors, rich culture, and exciting tourist and leisure attractions.
Apart from having a long history in the world’s tobacco industry, the Chinese are well entrenched in the culture of smoking, with over 350 million of its population being smokers. Thus it is no surprise that the China Tobacco Museum is one of the most insightful and unique museums of Shanghai. Illustrating the long history of tobacco and smoking in China, this Museum lets you explore the intriguing tobacco culture of China.
Located in the Yangpu District of Shanghai City on the intersection of Changyang Road and Tongbei Road, the China Tobacco Museum is one of the most iconic attractions of the area. Known for its stunning external architectural design comprising of granite embossments and totem poles with traditional Chinese carvings standing 30 feet tall, this museum is one the most visited attractions by both tourists and locals of Shanghai. The China Tobacco Museum comprises of five stories, which house seven unique exhibitions representing the tobacco development, the tobacco industry of China, tobacco agriculture, the management of tobacco, tobacco trade, and the tobacco culture of China. The tobacco culture exhibition hall is probably the most highlighted feature of this museum, as this creatively designed hall depicts the spread of the tobacco culture in China, while also housing documents and relics which are unique to the culture. The museum also has a research sector, which conducts lectures on the tobacco industry and culture, and also has a research information database. The Museum obviously has its one tobacco bar and tea house, so you can experience the tobacco culture of China first hand.
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