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Shanghai World Financial Center

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Address: Building 1, No.100 Century Ave, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
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Phone Number: 021-68777878
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and...

Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors. The 100th floor is the highest observatory in the world, with transparent glass-walled walkways.

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Great view!

Amazing views! I got to go on a rainy day which made it difficult for us to see well. So if you go, you need to go on a sunny day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing views! I got to go on a rainy day which made it difficult for us to see well. So if you go, you need to go on a sunny day!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all it's very expensive especially after we just came back from Sear Building in Chicago which was 103 flr. The Observatory deck on 100th floor here offers nice view of Shanghai and the Pearl tower but the glass floor wasn't great at all. I would recommend for a visit but no need to pay more for the 100th... More 

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Multan, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shanghai World Financial Center is the second tallest building in Shanghai in Lujiazui area of Pudong with a height of 1614 feet (492 meters) and 101 floors, constructed in 2008 and financed by 40 commercial companies of Japan and USA. It is standing with two other great skyscrapers i.e. Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai Tower. It houses first class financial... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy but worth the wait. The view from the top gives you an amazing experience. If you have fear of heights, it's not for you. :) The restaurants are too busy however, we did not want to wait, so we went back to the hotel to eat.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I bought ticket from bus tour (discounted) and tried 100F with glass bottom and took some photo of nearby buildings. Nice experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were going to go up the Oriental Pearl Tower until we saw that this observation deck was much taller. The queues are also much busier at the Pearl Tower. Easy access from the nearby Metro. No problems getting tickets (180RNB) and quick access to the 97th and 100th floors. Views amazing. I'm not that great with heights and I'm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

SWFC is the second tallest in Shanghai... The lift takes you in a few seconds to 450 m high first Skywalk... Gives a beautiful view of the city from being so high. People who have phobia for heights should not venture to take this trip! The second skywalk is still higher and has a bottom with glass as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like civil engineer gin that is the place. You can check great buildings and also go to the top floor. Safe area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can view the city from 474 meters above is a great experience. It's one of the best scenes in Shanghai. The elevator runs 8 m/s, one of the fastest in the world. The ticket is much cheaper than the Oriental Pearl Tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The second tallest building in Shanghai from which the view can be spectacular but be wary of the weather forecast and smog. There is an observation lounge but I would recommend going to the Park Hyatt which is located in the building and having a drink or meal there.

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Staying in Lujiazui

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When people speak of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline, it’s the financial district of Luiazui they are speaking of. Shanghai’s most iconic buildings are located in close proximity to Lujiazui’s elevated ring road and swanky eateries. Sky-high shopping and chic bars fill the highrises around the area. As is characteristic of a world-class financial business district, some of Shanghai’s best malls and hotels can be found in the neighborhood. While everyone on the famous Bund side of the river gazes in awe at these amazing structures, all the buildings here, as well as Lujiazui’s riverside promenade, offer great views of the historic buildings all along the Puxi side. The Lujiazui park often hosts music festivals throughout the year, and park goers can party and stroll in the shadow of some of the world’s tallest buildings.