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“a L-O-N-G way up”

Shanghai World Financial Center
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Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Bund...
Ranked #5 of 1,316 things to do in Shanghai
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“a L-O-N-G way up”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

For any major city, there's usually some sort of tower for you to get great views, and Shanghai is no exception. There's [naturally] high security to enter (and remember to avoid bringing large backpacks!!). The elevator up to the top is interesting as there's a bit of a light-show on the way up...there is no view during the ride. Should you like to venture up to the 100th floor, then you take a couple of escalators and another short lift.
Once up at the top...it's a long way down. If you have a fear of heights, this isn't recommended!!!
The best part of going up the tower, is that you get a view of both sides of Shanghai all at once; the old side and the new side, and appreciate the layout of this city.There's no time limit on how long you stay either.
Coming down in the lift, you have another light show!
Sadly the air quality is not the best in Shanghai, making for poor visibility.

Visited June 2014
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“Great panorama of Shanghai”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

A worthwhile inclusion in your Shanghai visit with great views, very organised crowd management and, for some, a disturbing glass floor in part of the top level. I understand that the smog can sometimes reduce the impact but still a great view

Visited March 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent views of Shanghai”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Views from here in the day were magnificent, I assume night would be just as good if not better. Pick a day with good visibility if you can. So interesting to look down on the different coloured apartments. Toilets fabulously clean in this building too. I suggest this is a good way to start your trip in Shanghai. Get here via the Bund sightseeing tunnel to really kick start your day in a bizarre way.

Visited August 2013
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“Fantastic views of Shanghai.”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is well worth a visit to the top of this building because the views from every angle are fantastic.It was well organised and the model of Shanghai was incredible. We took many photographs and also purchased one from the resident photographer. A great souvenir to add to the very pretty magnets available in the souvenir shop.

Visited May 2014
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“IFC Shanghai”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Really good to all the way up to the top and walk on the bridge. Views are brilliant all around Pudong sky scrappers. I have been on top of many other buildings but this one is diffrent, don't miss it when you are in Shanghai

Visited July 2014
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