Shanghai Tower

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Shanghai Tower
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Pudong
How to get there
  • Lujiazui • 8 min walk
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Loved the Experience but Tricky to get in for Foreigners
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 7 August 2021
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Karen H
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
On the top of Shanghai
May 2021
Wonderful view from the second highest tower in the world. Very impressive elevator, also one of the fastest in the world I guess. My tip will be: if you can see the top of the tower from the ground, the view should be fine :)
Written 18 May 2021
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Kyle Ciulla
Beijing, China277 contributions
Rainy day, but still worth it!
May 2021
it was so cool to go to the top of the second tallest building in the world. make sure to go on a sunny day, unlike me, to really see the whole city. going to the top is a must, because it is so cool to see the floor number just keep climbing.
Written 8 May 2021
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Sri Ramya
Visakhapatnam, India21 contributions
Trip with friends
Apr 2021 • Friends
Fantabulous view ..even though China ppl sounds very rude ..view and the power supply for the city was awestruck
Written 7 April 2021
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TedFaunce
Paris, France32 contributions
Expensive but worth the experience
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 27 December 2020
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Glenda P
Shanghai, China161 contributions
Fun at the top
Dec 2019
Such a great view - enjoy the beautiful city of Shanghai from the lofty heights of the tower. The huge windows give unparallel views of the city.
Written 24 November 2020
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taqqie
Utrecht, The Netherlands3,454 contributions
Breathtaking!
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 18 November 2020
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Bangpaulxu
Beijing, China1,458 contributions
Great experience!
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 13 July 2020
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada2,978 contributions
Fabulous views... Fastest Elevator .... Neat Experience
Nov 2019
What a fun and exhilarating experience going up and down the elevator of one of the tallest building in the world. The views are breathtaking.
Written 14 March 2020
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MikeCh
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
Incredible view
Jan 2020
A once in a life-time experience. The queue may be long but it is worth it. The elevator is also an experience. And the glass floor ....!
Written 29 February 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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