Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center
4.5
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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ChrisThomasTravels
Manama, Bahrain725 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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FellowTraveler777811
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jenn S
California63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Famous around the world for its sweeping curves and the huge open trapezoid at the top, it is connected with four season hotel and it have . a a shopping area. It is One of the best luxury malls in shanghai. Has most of the luxury brands. The price very good especially for shoes. I visit it two times
Written September 10, 2023
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Nad.
World748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK212 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lyndsay D
Bedford, UK32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
Go to the bar on floor 91 - avoid the entrance fees and get the same amazing view for just the price of a beer!
Written March 26, 2015
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Jay S
New Delhi, India136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
Shanghai World Financial Centre is currently 6th tallest building in the world. But it’s observatory at 474 Mtr is second highest in the world… just second to Abraj Al-Bait Towers (also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower) which has an observatory at 558.7 Mtr. To put it in perspective SWFC’s observatory is even higher than the observatory of world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa.

It’s located about 850 mtr from the Luijazui MRT station on RHS of Century Avenue Road… You can see the building as you head East on Century Anenue Rd from the MRT station. As you reach the building you will notice a huge red and blue magnet at the edge of the road. Just before the magnet turn right to Dongtai Road and you will notice the entrance for the observatory few meters further on your left

As you enter the building and queue up for the lift you notice lovely illuminated model of Shanghai city and a video presentation. The elevators will take you to 94th floor which has a coffee shop, a bar and souvenir shops. After spending some time here you have to take escalators to reach 97th floor observatory and then the 100th floor, both named Skywalk. The 100th floor observatory has glass floors and you can see the street below you though the floor. The view from the observatory is fantastic. I would recommend you should reach about 45 mins – 1 hr before sunset so that you can see both day view and glittering night view. Shanghai is one of the most polluted cities in the world and at times the visibility drops sharply due to pollution and smog. Make sure you are visiting on a clear day.

Entrance fee (94th+97th+100th floor) is 150RMB per person. There are plenty of shopping and dining options between Basemt-2 to 3rd floor.
Written March 19, 2014
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