China Discovery Tour
Shanghai | China
13 Jan 2020 | Mon
Day 17 of 18
Top of Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center is one of the most popular tourist attractions in China. Situated in the heart of Shanghai, the center offers a bird’s eye view of the city from its 100th-floor observatory deck.
The 101-story Shanghai World Financial Center is one of China’s most recognizable buildings. Located in the country’s financial capital, the building has a trapezoidal footprint and is capped by a pyramid-shaped spire. The SWFC has been called “the bottle opener” because of its shape. Construction began in 1997, and the skyscraper officially opened in 2008. Standing at a height of 492 meters, the Shanghai World Financial Center is the 2nd tallest building in China (behind nearby Shanghai Tower) and the 12th-tallest building in the world (as of 2022).
Visitors can also learn about the history and culture of Shanghai at the onsite museum, or take a stroll through one of the many gardens and parks in the area. Whether you’re looking for a breathtaking view or a chance to explore China’s rich history, the Shanghai World Financial Center is definitely worth a visit.