Shanghai World Financial Center

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Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center
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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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The area
Neighborhood: Pudong
How to get there
  • Lujiazui • 9 min walk
  • Dongchang Road • 10 min walk
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4.5
4,340 reviews
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Very good
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394
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42
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15

Jenny J
Perth, Australia857 contributions
Oct 2019
We chose this building over others based on recommendations in trip advisor and were not disappointed. It wasn't a good day, very smoggy/foggy, we had intended to go up in the morning but our private tour guide for the day suggested swapping our itinerary around and going late in the afternoon in case it was better (which was the case but still not great). The glass floor is overrated (you don't really see much) but we loved the views from the 100th floor, definitely worth a visit. The elevator is very fast but you don't realist it. It's difficult to get a photo of the building from the outside as it's so tall!
Written January 14, 2020
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FellowTraveler777811
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
Oct 2021
Extremely fast elevator. The views from the top were breathtaking and you could see the entire city. Luckily not much smog that day. If you are game enough there is a view/walk around the outer of the top of the building. Well worth the visit
Written May 7, 2022
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cinderellatheultimat
Saint James Parish, Jamaica69 contributions
Apr 2019
Shanghai World Financial Center is an incredible feat of modern architecture. The observation deck is well worth the trip! It's 100th floor skydeck is certainly impressive to look at: you're surrounded by glass and mirrors, and stepping on thick glass looking between your feet at buildings and trees below you... very, very well done! It also gives you a bird's eye view of the city and many of it's main attractions, the Huangpu River, and the waterfront known as "the Bund". The views from the 94th and 97th floor are great but nothing compared to the observation deck. You can nosh in any of the yummy eateries on the ground levels afterwards.The elevators too were interesting. It has this crazy glowing lights and graphics. Another psychedelic experience. This is one of my most frequent stories when people ask me about Shanghai.
Written January 19, 2020
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ChrisThomasTravels
Ossining, NY542 contributions
Dec 2019
This iconic skyscraper defines Shanghai's skyline. Visible from nearly everywhere in the city, you'll be hard pressed to miss it. Can't speak to the interior, but the structure itself dominates the downtown view.
Written November 12, 2020
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Jenn S
Los Altos, CA55 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Amazing view from the 100th floor, although not great if you are scared of heights like I am. We went when it opened on a weekend and it was empty. We had to show our passports to buy tickets. It's well managed inside, very clean, and they have little light displays as you wait for the elevator. The 94th floor has a small cafe and souvenir shop. I picked a day with good air and weather but the view still isn't as clear as you'd see on a pristine blue sky day.

Plenty to eat on the floors below, this place and surrounding malls have a lot of japanese restaurants. The food places get crowded if it's a working day.
Written October 10, 2020
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nldogbert
Eindhoven, The Netherlands2,781 contributions
Jan 2020
This is quite a unique building which looks like a bottle opener. You can also go up this tower to the observation area. I believe that it is slightly cheaper compared to the Shanghai Tower - and the view should be as good as that of the Shanghai Tower.
Written January 8, 2020
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Nad.
World711 contributions
Mar 2018 • Business
Shanghai’s Wall-street, very high skyscrapers on the river bank, nice to see and catch some photos for memories
Written February 3, 2019
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Sophia N
Greater London, UK182 contributions
The 100th floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) -

Good points:
- Highest observation deck in the world so a decent view of the Shanghai skyline

Bad points:
- It costs 150RMB (~£10) per person to gain access to the observation deck
- You will queue up for about an hour before you actually reach the deck
- Windows on the deck are dirty
- After the deck viewing, you're led to the 94th floor (the bar there is dull and drinks pricey)

Here's a tip that would save you money and ensure you enjoy the experience of looking out over the Shanghai skyline.....

Bypass the queues to buy a ticket for the deck and follow the signs for Park Hyatt hotel (its in the same building and the hotel lobby is on the 84th floor). Go up to the 91st floor which opens directly onto the 100 Century Avenue restaurant & bar.

The views from the three-storey-high ceilings with floor to ceiling (clean) windows are spectacular and the ambience in the restaurant far more enjoyable than the crowded deck. The cost of a drink at 100 Century Avenue bar is far less than the price of the ticket to the observation deck e.g. a Gin & Tonic 65RMB, an orange juice 50RMB, a tea 60RMB, a beer 65RMB. You don't need to be well dressed to enter 100 Century Avenue so no need to worry if you've been out sightseeing all day and turn up a bit sweaty in the evening at Pudong to enjoy the view.

We didn't discover 100 Century Avenue until AFTER we visited the deck so you can trust our recommendation.
Written July 8, 2010
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Nicholas C
Stanstead Abbotts, UK563 contributions
Forget the Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower and the WFC observation deck! Instead, serious high altitude drinkers shoud head for the 92nd floor bar of the Hyatt Hotel - in the same building as the WFC, the entrance faces the Jin Mao Tower. Then drop down to the 91st floor bar for another, before decending to the 87 floor restaurant where the views are better because you are only looking through a single pane of glass. I found it easier to get a window side table in the smokers restaurant. Your first three beers will cost you about the same as the entrance ticket to the observation deck!!
Written November 5, 2010
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s00fija
Lund, Sweden27 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
The tower in itself is spectacular, to be sure, at least from the outside. The first three floors are open to the public with a shopping centre and restaurants. Nothing spectacular here though, this could be any mall anywhere. The observation deck on floors 94, 97 and 100 probably has a nice view, but it's expensive! Do instead try the bar on the 92nd floor! To reach it you need to either go through the mall, looking for the signs for the Park-Hyatt Hotel. Or, go around the tower to the entrance for the observation deck, and you'll find the hotel entrance behind it. Then you need to take the hotel elevator up and go through a restaurant to reach the bar. The restaurant also has a nice view, if you can score a table by the window. But the food, although not bad, was nothing spectacular and definitely not up to the standards I would expect from something that looks so classy. The bar, on the other hand, was virtually empty when we were there so plenty of available window seats, and their cocktails were really tasty and quite inexpensive, especially if you get there before 8 pm for the 2-for-1 deal!
Written July 16, 2015
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