Exciting Things to Do in Shanghai

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  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada1,628 contributions
    It was a good experience but the attendants were giving us the runaround at the ticket office when we got there. They said they wanted our passports and if we didn't have them we had to go register at a machine near the entrance. We showed them the passports and they made us go "register" at the machine. While we registered they told our friends that they were not talking foreigners and when we went up to the counter they said we could go but wouldn't tell us which health code they wanted to see. A green arrow and QR code worked for health codes and they eventually agreed to sell us tickets and let us go up.

    They have a cool display near the elevator that has scale model and interactive displays for tall buildings around the world. They have many English descriptions to read as well to understand the construction and engineering technology behind this megatall building.

    The elevator is one of the world's fastest and takes you up to the 118th floor observation deck in 55 seconds! One there you can check out the surrounding panoramic views and look down on the 11th tallest Shanghai Finance Tower and 33rd tallest Jin Mao! The 119th floor has a cafe and the 118th floor has gift shops. There is a large display on the 118th floor but I think it was all in Chinese when I went and appeared to be related to the history of Shanghai's construction.

    If you buy the exhibition package for 245 RMB you get to go to to the 125/126 floors to see the dampening system. It was worth the extra money to see but I would say this attraction is a one and done kind of deal.
    Written 7 August 2021
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  • tatan miller
    Canada7 contributions
    The building is beautiful and the night view is beautiful,I'll go again if I go to China next tome..
    Written 27 January 2022
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  • FellowTraveler777811
    Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
    Extremely fast elevator. The views from the top were breathtaking and you could see the entire city. Luckily not much smog that day. If you are game enough there is a view/walk around the outer of the top of the building. Well worth the visit
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Daniel C
    Middlesbrough, UK163 contributions
    Head into the front doors and you can pay for different tickets depending on how high up the building you want to go, however don't pay for the most expensive ticket. You may think that the most expensive ticket takes you up to the top floor, but it actually lets you take the Sky walk, you walk around outside the top floor of the building with only a harness keeping you from falling. If you want to do that, I admire your bravery and it probably would be good fun, but don't accidentally buy the wrong ticket. Once you go up the building you can look down and see the countless floors of the huge building and can see the other huge buildings in Shanghai. You can see Shanghai tower, the Oriental pearl and other parts of the city. Wait until it gets dark and you'll see the whole city light up in all of its colours.
    Written 3 November 2020
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  • MartinSinclair
    Manchester, England, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Easy to get to on Metro line 11. Great view of pits and circuit from main stand. Food stands pretty awful and expensive so bring your own except for Costco coffee.
    Written 14 December 2019
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  • Dools
    Shanghai, China16 contributions
    2nd tallest building in the world and tallest in Shanghai, this is definitely a must-see attraction. I’d recommend going as soon as they open and not on a weekend so you can experience the panoramic views with a fight to the window!
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • Jo-Ann
    Washington15,418 contributions
    Lovely visit. Not many exciting rides but nice to walk around. Food is not that good as it is of food court style. Better to dine at Disneytown. Mickey’s Parade was fun. Fireworks display at night was fantastic.
    Written 7 December 2021
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  • Lisa
    Toronto, Canada230 contributions
    NOt a bad experience. Lots of rides (more than Disneyland - or so it seems) Line for rides only take minutes so you can have a full day of entertainment
    Written 3 February 2022
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  • Gordana S
    1 contribution
    My friend and I went to a new afternoon/evening tour that lasted for 6 hours. WOW what an experience! Well organized and wonderfully guided tour with stop overs to visit interesting places, eat great food and have drinks. We visited an old Russian church which is now a bookshop, took a ferry to Pudong and back, cycled along the river and saw an old ship yard which is now a mixer place, then a place which looks like Shanghai street back in 1980s with all the memorabilia from that period and great food to taste. Both Charlie and Q are wonderfully enthusiastic and friendly guiding the tour so professionally and at the same time in such a relaxed manner that we enjoyed it completely. We saw the places we would not have known about otherwise. All in all a memorable experience, and we are looking forward to going on the other tours, as well.
    Written 8 August 2021
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  • FellowTraveler777811
    Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
    Amazing the speed of this train. Floats on magnets. Very smooth ride. Unless you look at the internal speed clock you had no idea you were travelling this fast.
    Written 7 May 2022
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  • Crwydrgi
    Newport, Wales60 contributions
    Chinese acrobats are world-famous, so it was no surprise to see the incredible talent on display at this circus show. Even so, there were times when you just had to gasp in astonishment and admiration at the skill, daring and sheer creative genius.
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • steve1118
    Shanghai, China85 contributions
    We went to the afternoon circus for children here. Was very impressive! Acrobats, animal trainers, and clowns. The show was 2 hrs long. Good value! There is social distancing in place.
    Written 11 August 2020
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  • simonemmf
    Santos, SP15 contributions
    The night tour is perfect. Shanghai at night it’s stunning. Our guide Lisa, is very kind and explained everything to us. We went to old town, The Bund, and Nanjing Road, and is impossible to know wich is the most beautiful. The driver was waiting for us all the time. Four unforgettable hours. Best tour in Shanghai ever.
    Written 19 July 2019
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  • Em L
    Cebu Island, Philippines1 contribution
    Had an amazing 4-day trip in Anhui during Lunar New Year 2022 with M2adventure. Things didn't go as they were expected but our M2 team leaders did a great job managed and proposed new plans.

    Can't wait to join more M2adventure trips after the lockdown!
    Written 28 April 2022
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