Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

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Standing at a height of 492 m (1,614 ft), Shanghai World Financial Center represents the second tallest building in mainland China to date. Completed in 2008, the landmark skyscraper contains first-class commercial centers, a luxury hotel, over 20 multinational business institutions, and exhibitions of art created from all over the world. Not only can the skyscraper withstand a severe earthquake, typhoons, lightening, and other hazards, but it holds the title as one of most ingenious modern architectural marvels. As you enter, check the vast map of the building to see what facilities you want to explore. You can also purchase a ticket to visit the sightseeing glass platform and hall. To visit Shanghai World Financial Center on your holiday in Shanghai, and find out what else Shanghai has to offer, use our Shanghai planner .
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  • This is something for people who have absolutely no fear of heights. Sure jet last bit that you walk on a floor with glass plates there you should be against.
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  • Great place to see Shanghai on the Pudong side it maybe a little expensive to stay over however nice views and shopping!  more »
  • Personally I love these big cities in china, especially in this sector is very modern and futuristic. You feel in the future. easy access transport public, malls, restaurants. Anyway is a sector that must be known.
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  • It’s a real experience to go up there. Even with all the smog you can see a lot and it’s truly breathtaking. And don’t be scared if it’s cloudy, if you’re lucky you can get an a amazing view with a view clouds. Just look at the picture I took ;)
  • The Shanghai World Financial Center is a wonderful piece of architecture on the outside. However, one catch is that the observation decks only face east and west, so a 360 degree view of Shanghai is absent. The glass was cloudy too and the Shanghai Tower had better views.
  • You'll thank yourself if it is a clear day and you love big cities. Great views.
  • This building is nuts!!!! so high in the sky, definitely not for the faint hearted. Seriously impressive building and can see the whole city from above. Give it a go and see how you feel once u get to the top and walk across the glass floor hundreds of metres up in the air!
  • Very nice city views at night but the Shanghai Tower has a better 360° view and it's higher.

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As one of China's top commercial cities and tourist destinations, Shanghai offers accommodations that range from backpacker-friendly haunts to five-star hotels in futuristic skyscrapers. Few world cities can rival Shanghai in terms of room variety, services, and prices, and all types of travelers can easily find suitable options based on their preference and budget limitations. Puxi and Pudong remain probably the best options for most foreign visitors, as these areas offer both modern hotels packed with amenities and older establishments loaded with traditional charm.
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