At the time of my writing, Jin Mao Tower is the fourth tallest building in Shanghai as well as in the whole China. It is said that no Shanghai Tour is complete without ascending one of the four iconic buildings in Shanghai such as the 88-floor Jin Mao Tower (420 meters ) and other three – Shanghai Tower ( 623 meters ), Shanghai World Financial Center ( 492 meters ) and Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower ( 470 meters ). Why so? Just have a panoramic view of Huangpu River, the Bund and the city of Shanghai as a whole.
How to Get to Jin Mao Tower
The Jin Mao Tower is located next to Shanghai Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district in Shanghai. It is composed of offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt Hotel. It is one of the centerpieces of the Pudong skyline.
It is highly advisable to take the subway line 2 to start your high tower trip. Get off at the Lujiazui Station of Subway Line 2. After a 10-minute stroll, you will get to the entrance to the 88-storey building.
Virtual Tour of Jin Mao Tower
Well, now follow me to ascend Jin Mao Tower to have a bird’s-eye view of Shanghai city.
So find the right entrance to the 88-floor observation deck. Take the elevator down to the basement, the underground floor, where you are requested to buy the 120 yuan entrance ticket from the ticketing office by the gate on the second floor. By the gate, stands a statue of Jackie Chen, a Hong Kong actor, and, martial artist.
People line up to take the two express elevators that go at 9 meters/second and take 45 seconds to reach the top. Each elevator has an elevator tour guide offering guide service during the 45-second elevator ride.
The 88th floor is home to the Skywalk, a 1,520 m2 indoor observation deck with a capacity of over 1,000 people. It offers the panoramic views of Shanghai as well as a topside view below of the atrium of Shanghai Grand Hyatt Hotel inside Jin Mao Tower( occupying the floors from 53 to 87).
The 88-storey observation deck is open from 8:30am to 10:00pm. It’s better to have the tower tour on a bright clear day or one a fine evening. You will enjoy different views visiting Jin Mao Tower in the daytime or int the evening.
Jin Mao Tower (right)and Shanghai World Financial Center look like two brothers.
The Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bund seen from the 88-storey Jinmao Tower after dark
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