Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao Tower
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Neighborhood: Pudong
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  • Lujiazui • 7 min walk

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Maria Floratou
Patras, Greece1,537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Being the third tallest building to Shanghai Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower is located in the center of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong. This building includes modern offices, a deluxe 5-star hotel exhibition halls, banquet halls and entertainment facilities. The 88th floor-the highest floor, is reserved for the tower's observation deck, which can hold 1000 people at any one time.
Written August 23, 2019
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aussiewanderers
Sydney, Australia607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are three vantage points in Pudong for a spectacular view of all of Shanghai. The first to be built, the Oriental Pearl Tower (looks like a giant syringe) is the symbol of Shanghai but is now a little dated, and is the "shortest" of the three. We didn't go up this because we had read the many reviews which said it was difficult to see out of and crowded. The latter was confirmed by one of our group who was trapped up there for 2 hours waiting to get down, such was the queue for the lifts back down.

The tallest currently (soon to be exceeded by another office tower currently under consruction and about level with the Oriental Pearl Tower in height) is the World Financial Centre, more commonly refered to as the "bottle opener' because of its square hole at the top which does quite resemble its nicknname. This is currently the 3rd tallest building in the world and currently has the world's highest observation floor, its 100th floor. This is the floor at the top of the square hole. We went to this and fankly it is vastly over-rated and expensive (about 150RMB). You will hear a lot about the glass floor, but it is only glass in part, so all you get is a view directly below of the roof of the floor forming the bottom of the square opening in the building (not very exciting) or a very oblique (ie, not straight down) view of street level.

The third opion is the Jin Mao Tower. Between the other 2 options in height, it is the most attractive building, particualrly at night. It has the added attraction of being substantially hollow inside, plus it has restaurants where you can dine at a window table and enjoy a fantastic view oif the Bund and West Shanghia. So what I am saying is that the Jin Mao tower offers three attractions in one. The hollowness of the building stems form the existence of the Hyatt Hotel inside the Tower. The lobby is on about the 56th floor and all hotel rooms have their entry points on 30 or so circular galleries which face into the hollow building. So you sit in the lobby and look up about 30 stories to a glass ceiling at the level of the observation deck on the 88th floor I think. Alternatively, you can look down thru the galss ceiling on the 88th floor and see the lobby more than 30 stories below.

The restaurants are run by the Hyatt and the Hotel Concierge (on the 54th floor I think) will make a reservation for you even if you are not a hotel guest. We had a very economical but nice meal in the Italian restaurant. Make sure you reserve a window table facing the Bund. Dine after 7pm when all the lights are turned on at the Bund so you will see it in its fully lit glory. You also have a spectacular view of the colourfully lit Pearl Tower. After dinner, proceed to the central area on the same floor as the Italian restaurant where they have a lounge with soft live music and bar service. from here you can look up inside the hollow building.
Written October 9, 2010
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Paul W
Eastbourne, UK2,189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were lucky enough to be taken here by local friends who were extremely proud of the thriving modern business district, rightly so. Straight up in the express lift to 54th floor where there is a resteraunt, which at 3pm was happy to serve just coffee and ice-cream. Not sure of the cost, our host paid, but around 75RMB each. What was priceless was the location. To sit in comfort and be able to look down on the river and street traffic, we could have lingered for hours. Obviously not an experience of Old Shanghai, but if you want a feel for the energy that is Modern Shanghai give this a try.
Written March 28, 2008
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Tracy N
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
If you are on a budget and do not wish to pay to enjoy a view similar to what you will see from the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower, this is the place to go! You can either have a tea-break at their cafe and stay as long as you want or pop by their hotel lobby for a quick view.
Written December 22, 2014
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Ralf M
Lienz, Austria2,069 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Family
Jingmao Tower is a twofold site seeing spot: When you stand in front of it whit its overwhelming height and architecture, especially at evening, and the nearby other crazy towers - the "Bottle Opener" and the New Shanghai Tower; and when you go up to have a look down to the Bund and Pudong.
Here I have my secret tip: Never use the touristic entrance and go to the visitors platform! It costs money, is crowded, noisy and later in the day rather dirty.
Instead: use the hotel entrance, take a ride to the 54th floor, change elevator to the 56th floor. Here you could have an absolute great dinner and a superb view. Do not forget the coffee lounge on 56th, where you can look up another 30 floors of the hotel inside the tower!
And maybe take the elevator up for a ride to Cloud Nine, an outstanding bar with a view all over the town - if the weather is nice!
Here you can spend the money you saved for entering the touristic platform and have a drink in a decent atmosphere! And do not forget, when you look down onto those tiny skyscrapers with only fifty floors, that aside two even higher towers of the tallest Skyline of the World are waiting for you! But I prefer the view to the Bund from this tower...
Written November 12, 2013
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San_Francisco_Arch
San Francisco, CA20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Jin Mao Tower in the Pudong is tall. Umm, it's also big. Did I mention that it was tall? If you do insist on going, make sure you take a southern exit out of the metro, or it's going to be long circuitous walk to get back to the other side.
It's free to get up to 55th(?) floor. There are restruants on the 86-88 floors, but skip em, they're pedestrian and you're paying quite a premium for the views of umm, other big and tall buildings.
Written January 16, 2006
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Flo413
Cornwall, UK382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Our tour took us to the viewing area, which gave us impressive views of Shanghai. There were also windows, inside, allowing views down to reception, as this is occupied by a Hyatt hotel. They also do skywalks, outside the building, for the very brave! Film, of this is shown inside.
Written November 17, 2019
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Peter S
Brisbane, Australia302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
One of the city's tallest buildings and its interior is most impressive. The view from the observation area (enclosed with small shops) is good but a 360 degree view is spoiled by two other, taller buildings. The internal atrium is impressive.
Written July 3, 2019
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Simon P
Düsseldorf, Germany182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
An amazing view point to watch Shanghai from above. An incredible highlight is the Skywalk outside in 340m. One of my favourite spots in Shanghai.
Written November 5, 2018
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paul g
Brisbane, Australia810 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Initially it was a little confusing knowing where exactly to go to and line up in the building for the visit to the observation deck. After that very slight 'hiccup' the rest of the visit was amazing. Starting with the elevator ride up you are transported very quickly to get the great views.... and what views they are! You can walk around the viewing deck and look down on and all over Shanghai, except you get a side on view of Shanghai Tower (which is taller),which itself gives an interesting perspective of that building. There is the facility to pay and venture outside on the deck or you can do a 'virtual' outside walk while safely inside. The other interesting feature of the visit was that you could look right down into the lift shaft in the centre of the building. (This was free but quite an experience.)
Written October 31, 2018
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