How to Visit Shanghai Tower

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Among the dazzling ziggurats of Pudong across the river from the Bund stands the tallest building in Shanghai – Shanghai Tower, a 632-meter (2,073 ft), 125-story above the ground and 5-storey underground. It is in a shape of spiraling curve with double outer glass walls, a green, human and Knowledge skyscraper.

Shanghai Tower is also the second tallest in the world, adding to the superlatives of a city that already boasts the world’ fastest train and highest hotels.

If you are planning your Shanghai tour, do you have the fancy idea of going up to its 118th-floor Shanghai Summit Observation Desk for a 360-degree view of the magical city of Shanghai?  Sure, you won’t miss the opportunity to be safely huddled in a huge transparent triangle 546 meters vertically high above the ground to experience the “Sky City”.

How to Get to the “Shanghai Summit Observation Deck” on the 118th floor of Shanghai Tower?
Shanghai Tower is located at No.501 Yincheng Middle Road ( 银城中路501号) in Pudong District, Shanghai. Shanghai Tower is adjacent to Jinmao Tower (421 meters ) on its north and Shanghai Global Financial Center (492 meters) on its east.

By Subway
Taking Subway Line 2 and get off at the station of Lujiazui, exit from the Exit 6 and walk towards the southwest direction and you will reach the tower.

By Bus
Taking Bus 583, 939 and 799 and get off at the stop of Dongtai Road ( 东泰路站), very close to the tower.

How to Buy the entry tickets?
You can buy your ticket at the ticketing office on the northwest known as ” Shanghai Summit ” (上海之巅).
Entry fee:   180 yuan per person

How to get up to the 118th-floor “Shanghai Summit Observation Deck”?
First you go down to B1 “Shanghai Summit Exhibition Hall for some interesting interactive activities. Then further go dow to B2 where you will take the fastest elevator and get to the 536-meter 118th floor in 55 seconds and start your summit tour.

So the elevator of Shanghai Tower is the fastest of this kind in the world, 18 meters in a second.

The 118th-floor “Shanghai Summit Observation Deck”
The 118th-floor observation deck of Shanghai Tower is known as ” Shanghai Summit”, vertically 546 meters tall with an area of over 1000 square meters.

The covered observation deck is  in a shape of a transparent triangle where you can have a 360-degree of the city of Shanghai.

The 632-meter high Shanghai Tower


Shanghai Global Financial Center, Jinmao Tower and Shanghai Tower


Shanghai Tower seen before dark from the Bund


Shanghai Tower viewed across the river opposite the Bund


Shanghai Tower stands prominently on the Pudong skyline.

Tip:  Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself bus route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Highlight Day Tour from US$ 65
Afternoon Ambling & Evening Brilliant Cruise Day Tour from US$ 55
Historic Shanghai and Ancient Water Town Day Tour from US$ 59
Shanghai 2 Day Tour Package from US$ 145
Shanghai 3 Day Tour package from US$ 199

Further Readings

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Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai

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