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Shanghai World Financial Center

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Address: Building 1, No.100 Century Ave, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
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Phone Number: +86 21 6877 7878
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Best view in town for an afternoon coffee

If you want to impress a business partner bring them to the 90th floor of the SWFC for a meeting. The views are amazing. Towering over new and old shanghai it is hard not to be... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to impress a business partner bring them to the 90th floor of the SWFC for a meeting. The views are amazing. Towering over new and old shanghai it is hard not to be impressed and it's free, providing you have a drink there or lunch / dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The security and ticket purchasing is very quick and the view from the top is great! I went there when there was an exhibition at the top which was included in the entry I believe and was great to walk around! Worth checking to see what is on before you go! Recommended!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This building looks like a bottle-opener. Going up the observatory deck was a bit pricey but the view from above was breathtaking (literally and figuratively). The price was worth it. Plus you get to ride one of the fastest elevator in the world.

Thank PaolaMay2016
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For 160 CNY each, you get to ride the fastest evelator in the world (70 seconds) to the obeservatory 119 floors. Great archititectural design / building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a marvellous structure in Pudong, visible from afar, and is one of the highest in China. Its uniquely distinctive architectural aspect is the trapezoid opening at its peak. It was fascinating to learn that the original design specified a circular aperture, honouring Chinese traditional myths, but this was objected to as too closely resembling at sunrise the flag... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the second tallest building in the world, in a city full of other not-too-shabby skyscrapers - and the views are really cool. The whole experience is also really nicely done - the architectural models, the explanations, etc. The elevator ride is kind of weird - it's technically exciting (@ 18m/s), but it's so smooth and controlled, you see... More 

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Linz, Österreich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Entry to the viewing platforms is from the express elevator starting in the basement of the WFC shopping mall. Access is not very cheap, but the view is well worth it. Also the light design of the elevators is quite nice and feels a bit like being in a spaceship...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have been up high buildings in either KL, Yokohama, Melbourne this is much the same with little much else on the 100 th floor. It's up to individual taste. We were lucky with the weather but do not go on a dull day. Price 180 RMB.

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing views! Don't miss the bathroom at the top! Fastest elevator ever and glass floor panels for the brave

Thank angelagfranklin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This building has 100 floors.The lift is so fast that we will reach the 98th floor in may be 2 minutes.it is an experience of the height on a sunny day and not on a foggy day.

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When people speak of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline, it’s the financial district of Luiazui they are speaking of. Shanghai’s most iconic buildings are located in close proximity to Lujiazui’s elevated ring road and swanky eateries. Sky-high shopping and chic bars fill the highrises around the area. As is characteristic of a world-class financial business district, some of Shanghai’s best malls and hotels can be found in the neighborhood. While everyone on the famous Bund side of the river gazes in awe at these amazing structures, all the buildings here, as well as Lujiazui’s riverside promenade, offer great views of the historic buildings all along the Puxi side. The Lujiazui park often hosts music festivals throughout the year, and park goers can party and stroll in the shadow of some of the world’s tallest buildings.
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