Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai
The Jin Mao Tower, also known as the Jinmao Building or Jinmao Tower, is an 88-story (93 if counting the floors in the spire) landmark skyscraper. It is 420.5 metres (1,380 feet) tall and is one of the tallest buildings in the world.
English Name: Shanghai Jin Mao Tower
Chinese Name: 上海金茂大厦
Attraction Type: Shanghai Attraction, Landmark Skyscraper, Skywalk
Best Time to Visit: Whole year
Recommended Visiting Time: about 3-4 hours
Admission Fee: CNY 60-120
Address in English: No. 88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Address in Chinese:上海市浦东新区世纪大道88号
Why is the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai so Special?
The Jin Mao Tower, also known as the Jinmao Building or Jinmao Tower, is an 88-story (93 if counting the floors in the spire) landmark skyscraper. It is 420.5 metres (1,380 feet) tall and is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It contains a shopping mall, offices and the Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel, which at the time of completion was the highest hotel in the world. Along with the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center and the Shanghai Tower it is part of the Lujiazui skyline seen from the Bund.
Where is the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai?
The Jin Mao Tower is located at No. 88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai.
How to Get There?
- Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Lujiazui Station, get out from Exit 6 and walk to the south for 5 minutes to Jin Mao Tower.
- Take bus 85, 774, 779, 799, 971, or 992 and get off at Lujiazui Metro Station.
- Take City Sightseeing Bus Line 2 and get off at the tower.
The building has 3 main entrances to the lobby: two for the office portion and one for the hotel. The basement has express elevators to the observation deck and a parking area for 600 vehicles and 7,500 bicycles. In total, 61 Mitsubishi elevators and 19 escalators carry visitors throughout the building. Levels 51, 52, and 89–93 are mechanical floors, accessible only by service elevators.
The Skywalk, a 1,520 m2 (16,400 sq ft) indoor observation deck with a capacity of 1,000+ people, occupies the 88th floor of the building. In addition to the panoramic views of Shanghai, it offers a topside view of the hotel atrium below. It also includes a small post office. Access is through two express elevators from the basement that travel at 9.1 m/s and take 45 seconds to reach the top.
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
The building’s anchor tenant is the five-star 555-room Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel which occupies floors 53 to 87. It is one of the highest hotels in the world, second in Shanghai only to its sister property, the Shanghai Park Hyatt, occupying the 79th to 93rd floors of the immediately adjacent Shanghai World Financial Center. These have since been surpassed by The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, which occupies floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre. However, the tallest building to be used exclusively as a hotel is the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Additionally, the world’s longest laundry chute runs down the full length of the tower to the basement, incorporating buffers to slow the laundry during its descent.
Useful Travel Tips
- Entrance Fee to the 88th Sightseeing Floor: CNY 120 for adults; CNY 60 for kids between 0.9 and 1.3 meters (3.0 and 4.3 feet); Free of charge for kids under 0.9 meter (3.0 feet)
- Opening Hours: 8:30 to 21:30
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