Shanghai Tower
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The area
Neighborhood: Pudong
How to get there
  • Lujiazui • 8 min walk
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,729 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was a good experience but the attendants were giving us the runaround at the ticket office when we got there. They said they wanted our passports and if we didn't have them we had to go register at a machine near the entrance. We showed them the passports and they made us go "register" at the machine. While we registered they told our friends that they were not talking foreigners and when we went up to the counter they said we could go but wouldn't tell us which health code they wanted to see. A green arrow and QR code worked for health codes and they eventually agreed to sell us tickets and let us go up.

They have a cool display near the elevator that has scale model and interactive displays for tall buildings around the world. They have many English descriptions to read as well to understand the construction and engineering technology behind this megatall building.

The elevator is one of the world's fastest and takes you up to the 118th floor observation deck in 55 seconds! One there you can check out the surrounding panoramic views and look down on the 11th tallest Shanghai Finance Tower and 33rd tallest Jin Mao! The 119th floor has a cafe and the 118th floor has gift shops. There is a large display on the 118th floor but I think it was all in Chinese when I went and appeared to be related to the history of Shanghai's construction.

If you buy the exhibition package for 245 RMB you get to go to to the 125/126 floors to see the dampening system. It was worth the extra money to see but I would say this attraction is a one and done kind of deal.
Written August 7, 2021
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Asier S
Pamplona, Spain8 contributions
Jun 2022
Wonderful views of Shanghai. The best time to enjoy it is just before the sunset. It is the second tallest building in the world behind Burj Khalifa in Dubai, but for me it is much more impressive the views from the top of Shanghai tower, because the top floor area is much bigger and you are able to enjoy a 360 º view (the Bund, Oriental Pearl tower, Pudong area, ...).You can enjoy different activities in the top floor, as 3D simulators. Wonderful experience!!
Written October 6, 2022
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Athamese
San Francisco, CA32 contributions
Dec 2019
It's a tourist site, but a bit like Fisherman's Wharf or Independence Hall, you have to check it off your list. At the time of writing, it's the second tallest building in the world so it felt like it was not to be missed. It's easy to get here on the metro and to walk around the downtown area, although it is absolutely devoid of any character (just hotels, office buildings, and anodyne shopping malls). The tower exhibit itself is well designed with lots of information and visuals of other tall and ultratall towers in the world. The observation decks are pretty impressive and the views were good, even on a smoggy winter day. The Pearl Tower looks so tall from the ground, but at the top of the Shanghai Tower, it's way down there! They have some great postcards available in the store, including stamps, and a mailbox (surprisingly rare and hard to find on the streets in Shanghai).
Written January 7, 2020
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Jean Genie
27 contributions
Jan 2020
Only go up on a clear day. Second tallest tower in the world, and China is very proud of it. A brilliant exhibition of international tall buildings before you go up that you cannot revisit later, but it does make that clear. Always busy, but no need to book.
Written January 6, 2020
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steveloftus67
Eastbourne, UK14 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Pleased we visited this. Worth taking your ID with you as you need it to buy a ticket. There is an alternative if you forget but was a queue for that. Great views but obviously depends how lucky you get with the weather. The lifts are ridiculously fast and you don't even know you are moving.
Written January 15, 2020
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Bangpaulxu
Beijing, China1,458 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
So it is Covid19 but with our masks on we visited the Shanghai Tower. It was a foggy day but overall it was a good experience. Very nice to experience the second tallest building in the world. The elevator ride was fast and my son enjoyed the speed of it. There is a lounge for coffee (119)and also a VR place on the 118 floor. We just spend about an hour there and another 30 mins in the gift shop lol.
Written July 13, 2020
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AnaFerreira2015
Sao Domingos de Rana, Portugal101 contributions
Dec 2019
A must-visit place for anyone going to Shanghai. There is an entrance fee but it is not expensive. I visited at night and it was very worth it, I think it will be more beautiful than during the day. It has a small exposure to the entrance on the tallest buildings in the world, current and future. In the end, a very cute souvenir shop, accessible, to bring a souvenir.
Written February 12, 2020
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TedFaunce
Paris, France32 contributions
Dec 2020
Just riding the world's fastest elevator makes this worthwhile. and of course knowing that this is the world's second highest building. could have benefited from more documentation about the 350 degree views once atop the 500 meters.
Written December 27, 2020
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SanFrancisco1onthego
San Francisco, CA44 contributions
Oct 2019
I like to travel to the top of these tall wonders. The Shanghai Tower is no exception. The elevators were fast and you barely feel a thing! I would suggest going later in the day, as there were no lines and it was an early visit. Amazing views, of course.
Written January 2, 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Dec 2019
I went here at dawn off-season and could just walk through (no queue at all). Turned out to be the perfect end of my Shanghai trip. The elevator up is a great experience and on the observation desk the view is just breathtaking. Bizarre to look down on other super-high buildings as if they are miniatures (even though they sometimes are a respectable 200m-400m)...
It's advisable not to do this on your first day because then there is little to recognise. Might be a bit cheesy here and there, but still, you've never seen anything like this.
Written November 18, 2020
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