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How to visit Jin Mao Tower (Tips, Photos & Map)

Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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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.

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

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.

Jin Mao Tower (right) and Shanghai World Financial Center look like two brothers.
The two towers are cutting into the blue sky.
Take the elevator down to the basement, the underground floor.
The entrance ticket office on the basement
Taking a picture with Jackie Chen
Passing the security check, then line up to take the express elevator to the 88-floor.
he Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bund seen from the 88-storey Jinmao Tower

The Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bund seen from the 88-storey Jinmao Tower after dark

The Oriental Pearl Tower and the Bund seen from the 88-storey Jinmao Tower after dark
Shanghai city below
Shanghai after dark
Huangpu River cuts the city into two parts
Huangpu River after dark
a topside view below of the atrium of Shanghai Grand Hyatt Hotel inside Jin Mao Tower( occupying the floors from 53 to 87).
Shanghai International Cruise Port

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

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Shanghai
Shanghai’s Top 10 Iconic Landmarks
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai
Top 10 Photo Spots in Shanghai
10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Shanghai
Top Things to Do for Kids in Shanghai
Top family-friendly spots to visit in Shanghai
Top 10 Shanghai Museums
Doing things the local way in Shanghai
Shanghai Cherry Blossom Festival

How to Plan a Trip to Shanghai
Best time to visit Shanghai
How to Visit Shanghai on a Budget
Where to stay in Shanghai
Visit Shanghai in December
How to Visit Shanghai in November
Visit Shanghai in October
How to Visit Shanghai in March
Visit Shanghai in February
Shanghai in January Travel Guide
Shanghai Layout, the city layout of Shanghai

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Public Transportation at Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Huangpu River Cruis e Ticket Booking (Tickets, Photos and Map)
Shanghai Hop On Hop Off
Ferry from the Bund to Pudong
The highest al fresco dining venue in China
Shopping in Pudong Shanghai
Top 10 Shanghai Classic Vegetarian Restaurants
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Ticket Booking for Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail
Top 10 Shanghai Budget Hotels
Top 10 Shanghai Luxury Hotels
Top 10 Shanghai Boutique Hotels

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How to Visit Zhujiajiao Water Town
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Any questions, just drop a line.