How to Visit Shanghai World Financial Center (Tips, Photos & Map)

Plan your Shanghai tour? Would you like to have a bird’s-eye view of the fast developing Shanghai? Only after Shanghai Tower – the tallest skyscraper in Shanghai, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) is the second tallest building ( 492 meters ) offering no less magnificent panoramic views from the sky over the magical city of Shanghai.

The locations of the 4 major towers in Shanghai (Google)

The most outstanding feature of the skyscrapers is an aperture on its summit, which is often dubbed as “the bottle opener” by foreigners and Chinese.

In Shanghai,  there are four major tallest buildings that have fantastic observation decks from the sky with mesmerizing panoramas – Shanghai Tower, Jinmao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

See the picture below: Shanghai World Finacial Center ( the bottle opener ) on the left; Jinmao Tower in the Middle; Shanghai Tower on the right.

Shanghai World Finacial Center ( the bottle opener ) on the left

If you are an enthusiast for panoramic views from tall buildings,  you can choose any of the four skyscrapers – Shanghai Tower ( 623 meters ), Shanghai World Financial Center ( 492 meters ) , Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower ( 470 meters ), and Jinmao Tower (420 meters ).

The Tallest Buildings on the concrete forest of Pudong Skyline

Today let’s go up Shanghai World Financial Center!  Shanghai World Financial Center stands adjacent to Shanghai Tower on its east and Jinmao Tower on its southeast. It is a multi-use skyscraper, encompassing offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls.

How to Get to Shanghai World Financial Center?

Add: No. 100, Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai 浦东世纪大道100号
By Subway: Just take subway line 2 and get off at the station of Lujiazui and walk to the tower

Practical Information ( Tickets and Business Hours )

Business Hours: 8:00 – 23:00 ( latest entry at 22:00)
Ticket for the 100th floor deck: 150 yuan

The 100th-floor observation deck

It is said that there are three observation decks on the building. But you won’t miss the tallest 100th-floor observation deck known as “Sightseeing Sky Pavilion”.

Inside the Sightseeing Sky Pavilion

The Sightseeing Sky Pavilion is housed on the 100th-floor in Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC). It is a 474-meter high suspended long corridor over the aperture of the bottle opener.

Taking pictures from the Sightseeing Sky Pavilion

From the transparent corridor, you can see both the turrets of Jinmao Tower and Oriental Pearl TV Tower. As if walking in the clouds, you can glimpse all the beautiful sights on both sides of Huangpu River.

Selfie from the Sightseeing Sky Pavilion

Inside the 55-meter long sightseeing corridor, there are three transparent floors through which you can easily see the pedestrians, vehicles and the whole city moving under your feet.

The panoramic view from the Sightseeing Sky Pavilion

Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours

If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Tour
Shanghai Day Tour
Shanghai Multi-Day Tour
Shanghai Evening Tour
Shanghai Cruise Port ( Transfer& Excursions )
Shanghai Beijing Tour
Shanghai Xian Tour
Shanghai Car Rental with Driver

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10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Shanghai
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Top 10 Shanghai Museums
Doing things the local way in Shanghai
Shanghai Cherry Blossom Festival

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