Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

Must see · Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • This iconic skyscraper defines Shanghai's skyline. Visible from nearly everywhere in the city, you'll be hard pressed to miss it. Can't speak to the interior, but the structure itself dominates the...  more »
  • A must visit place as this place defines how much China is developed. Many iconic buildings with beautiful architecture in the interior. A good place to take pictures.  more »
  • Amazing view from the 100th floor, although not great if you are scared of heights like I am. We went when it opened on a weekend and it was empty. We had to show our passports to buy tickets. It's.....  more »
  • As an architect who grew up admiring many of the world's tallest towers, getting to see this amazing tower in person was a dream come true. Save your money for the Shanghai tower viewing deck. If you want to go visit the SWFC, there are bars inside on really high levels. I would really recommend that. I had a few beers with a colleague up there and it was incredible.
  • It was a great experience to stand on the glass floor. I also did a hand stand (one hand) on the glass floor. A nice view from the building and from the glass. The elevator is also a some kind of art and a fast one.
  • Wonderful views on a sunny clear smog free day. I’d be reluctant to visit on those days where air quality is an issue - so be warned. A colleague of mine purchased bottled “Evian” water for 3 of us during our visit at the small gift area up on the 94th story I think - and it could not have tasted worse. This was some sort of re-bottled water - who knows where it came from. It was horrible!
  • beautiful night view but too many people must line up where you want to go
  • Recommend to go up in nighttime. Night view is quite amazing. If you want higher observatory, It's better to visit shanghai tower next to SWFC. Always crowded.

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