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  • Address: 100 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China
  • Hours: Open daily: 8am - 11pm
  • Admission: Floors up to 94: RMB 120; Floors 94,97 &100: RMB 150

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World Financial Center Building Tours

The single tallest building in Mainland China (and that’s saying something, considering its proximity to the massive Jin Mao Tower), the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWF) is a truly astonishing feat of modern engineering. Unlike many other contenders in the race for the title of World’s Tallest Building, SWF is almost completely office and commercially accessible. No mere spire or towering antenna, this building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox to be inhabited and fully utilized. It’s possible to make the argument that SWF is the tallest real building due to the fact that it possesses the honor of having the highest occupied floor and the longest distance from basement to roof. Construction on the structure began in 1997 and continued after a six-year halt caused by the Asian financial crisis.

All told, there are 3 floors of underground parking; numerous shops and a conference center on the first 5 floors; offices on the next 72 floors; a hotel located on floors 79-93 (making it the highest hotel in the world); and finally, an observation deck and several exhibition areas on floors 94-100.

After the 9/11 attacks, SWF was reinforced to withstand any intentional or accidental collisions with aircraft, and it has two finely tuned mass dampers below the 94th floor designed to reduce the building’s sway during windstorms and earthquakes. Suffice it to say, it’s safe.

One other interesting factoid involves successful protests from the Chinese government regarding the similarities between the circular hole planned within the upper floors and the rising sun featured on the Japanese flag that led to a partial redesign.

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Private Classic Shanghai Sightseeing tour, Shanghai, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Classic Shanghai Sightseeing tour

Great chance to see all the aspect of life in Shanghai. Your local expert will guide you through all the must-see sites and tell you the story behind. After ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $309.00
Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Bund, World Financial ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Bund, World Financial Center and Tianzifang

Shanghai is a huge international metropolis with a long history. This private day tour is designed for people who are interested in Shanghai’s past, present ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.00
Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights, Shanghai, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 70 Reviews

If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a great understanding of Shanghai, its people, history and culture, then this private day ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour, Shanghai, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 55 Reviews

Discover Shanghai’s most incredible city attractions and beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town during this wonderful private day tour. Accompanied by a professional ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.00
Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions, Shanghai, ... 
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Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions

4 star rating: Recommended 82 Reviews

See Shanghai’s highlights on this hop-on hop-off tour! Visit Jade Buddha Temple, Nanpu Bridge, the Bund, Jing’an Temple, Xintiandi, the People’s Plaza and ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $30.80
Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights, Shanghai, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 50 Reviews

This great 8-hour Shanghai city tour takes you to discover the must see sites in Shanghai from its old and modern perspectives, from its colonial Bund ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.00
Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining Experience, Shanghai, Custom Private ... 
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Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 66 Reviews

Enjoy a night in Shanghai by starting a 60-minute night cruise on beautiful Huangpu River where you can see amazing city landmarks, such as Oriental Pearl TV ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.80
Shanghai Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket, Shanghai, Night Cruises
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Shanghai Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Shanghai Tower is nowadays one of the highest buildings in the world and a top attraction in China. The observation deck on the 118th floor offers you ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 1 to 12 hrs

From USD $27.00
Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour, Shanghai, Attraction Tickets
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Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Welcome to Shanghai! This private layover tour is 100% customized based on your needs. The pick up point can be either from your airport or hotel in Shanghai ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai Region, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Private Half-Day Shanghai Tour with Din Tai Fung Dining, Shanghai, Layover Tours
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Private Half-Day Shanghai Tour with Din Tai Fung Dining

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover the most incredible attractions in Shanghai during a half-day 5-hour private tour. Accompanied by your professional guide, visit the well-preserved ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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