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Madame Tussauds Shanghai, its sixth branch in the world and the first in China's mainland, display foreign celebrities such as Princess Diana, Bill Gates, David Beckham, Tom Cruise, and great historical figures like Albert Einstein.
In one of the hottest business centers of Shanghai, the 9,600-square-meter display also includes a collection of contemporary Chinese figures such as the state's first cosmonaut Yang Liwei, Nobel Prize winner Yang Zhengning, Olympic champion Liu Xiang and popular stars like Yao Ming, Andy Lau, Jay Chou and Jackie Chan.
Instead of displaying these models as stand-alone portraits, the world famous museum puts them in context to help visitors appreciate the figures' achievements. For example, Yao Ming appears dribbling a basketball in a match and Liu Xiang is shown accepting his Olympic medal. Visitors may also do business with Bill Gates, pose with Andy Lau, or take pictures with Brad Pitt or David Beckham.
More zones serving interactive games are available in Madame Tussauds. Find your interest among the 7 special zones featuring music, movies, or sports. Visitors can get to know the process of making wax figures, to compete with Einstein, Tiger Woods, or Deng Yaping, the famous Chinese ping pong player and Olympic gold medal winner.
As is traditional at Madame Tussauds, the display features a large horror area. The dim lights, freezing air and floating figures by real persons or wax figures will thrill and chill you. Apart from static displays, the museum also includes interactive features such as the production of wax models. Visitors may also order wax models portraying themselves.
This famous celebrity wax entertainment attraction unlocks a range of intensely personal emotions and takes visitors on an emotional roller coaster by connecting them with famous people, famous events and famous times. There are many reasons for the museum’s enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity.
Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them.
The attraction’s history is a rich and fascinating one, with roots dating back to Paris in 1770. It was here that Madame Tussaud learnt to model wax likenesses under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr Philippe Curtius. At the age of 17, she became art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister at the Palace Of Versailles and then, during the French Revolution, was hastily forced to prove her allegiance to the feudalistic nobles by making the death masks of executed aristocrats. Madame Tussaud came to Britain in the early 19th century alongside a traveling exhibition of revolutionary relics and effigies of public heroes and rogues.