Jin Mao Tower

Three Skyscrapers in PudongBeing the third tallest building only to Shanghai Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower is located in the center of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong New Area. It can be conveniently accessed from either Puxi (the area west of the Hungpu River) by taking the tunnel (travel time is about two minutes) or the Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports (travel time is about 30 minutes) by car.

Jin Mao Tower Facts

Address: in the center of Lujiazui, Pudong New District

Jin Mao Tower Height: 420.5 meters (1,380 feet)

Construction started in: 1994

Completed in: 1999

Number of floors: 88

Observatory height: 88F - 340.1 meters (1,116 ft)

The 88-story Jin Mao Tower was completed in 1999. It is 420.5 meters (almost 1,380 feet) tall and covers an area of 2.3 hectares (5.68 acres). The architect, Adrian D. Smith, of this skyscraper ingeniously combined the elements of traditional Chinese culture with the newest architectural styles of the time, which makes it one of the best-constructed buildings in China.

This building includes modern offices, a deluxe 5-star hotel - the Grand Hyatt Shanghai, exhibition halls, banquet halls, an observation deck, and entertainment facilities which are situated in the following levels: the 1st and 2nd floors form an imposing and bright lobby of the business area; the 3rd to the 50th floors are occupied by office spaces; the 51st and 52nd floors are the mechanical and electrical facilities center, which are restricted for the tower's working staff; the 53rd to 87th floors are reserved for the deluxe Grand Hyatt Hotel of which, the 86th floor houses a club exclusive for the hotel guests and the 87th floor lodges the hotel restaurant; and, the 88th floor-the highest floor, is reserved for the tower's observation deck, which can hold 1000 people at any one time.

Jin Mao Tower, ShanghaiThe tower has the best elevators available. Two direct elevators operate at the speed of 9.1 meters (nearly 30 feet) per second that can send visitors from the ground floor to the 88th floor for only 45 seconds. There are also five to six elevators every 10 floors, which reduce waiting-time to 35 seconds even during rush hours.

The tower has an annex building 6-stories high which houses the exhibition halls, conference rooms, multi-function halls, grand banquet halls and a recreational center.

The basement of the tower is a parking area 3 stories deep, which can hold 800 cars and 2,000 bicycles. The parking area is equipped with 360-degree surveillance cameras as a security feature of the building.

Jin Mao Tower Skywalk

Jin Mao Tower offers the service "wander in the cloud". Visitors can walk along a 60-meter-long (66-yard-long) and 1.2-meter-wide (1.3-yard-wide) glass skywalk without rails. It's located on the 88th sightseeing floor. From there, visitors can get a sweeping view of the sceneries on the banks of Huangpu River.

Skywalk Ticket Price CNY 288-368 for the skywalk and the ticket of 88th sightseeing floor.
Hours 09:00 to 20:30 (closed in the morning on Tuesdays)
Note: Visitors wishing to experience the skywalk need to arrive at the 88th sightseeing floor 30 minutes in advance for security check. And the total duration on the skywalk is about 20 minutes.

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How to get to Jin Mao Tower

 By metro:
Take 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.
 By bus:
1. Take Lujiazui Financial City Line 1 or 3 and get off at Dongtai Rd. Century Ave.
2. Take bus 81, 85, 313, 774, 779, 798, 992 and get off at Lujiazui Metro Station and walk along Middle Yincheng Rd. to find it.
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Entrance Fee to the 88th Sightseeing Floor:

CNY 120 for adults
Free of charge for kids under one meter (3.3 feet)

Opening Hours:

8:30 to 21:30 (last entry at 21:00)

- Last updated on Sep. 22, 2023 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Jin Mao Tower
Asked by Jill from THAILAND | Jul. 08, 2023 15:59Reply
Can I go to observation deck at no cost?
If I stay at grand hyatt, can I go to observation deck for free?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa | Jul. 10, 2023 01:15

I know there are combos for Grand Hyatt restaurant and the observation deck, but not sure if there is any for hotel room and the observation deck. You may contact the hotel directly.
Asked by jay from INDIA | Oct. 26, 2018 03:46Reply
I heard that on your birthday, the entry to Jin Mao Tower is free ? is it correct ?
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Answered by Ellene from USA | Oct. 28, 2018 20:09

No, it is free for sightseeing at the 94F, 97F and 100F in the Shanghai World Financial Center, not the Jinmao Tower.
Asked by Minnie from USA | Dec. 28, 2017 01:04Reply
How old/tall do you have to be to participate in the Skywalk wander in the clouds on Jinmao Tower?
I am traveling with children and need to make sure they can come. One is twelve and the other is 8. Are they allowed to come with me?
Answers (1)
Answered by Black from ITALY | Dec. 28, 2017 20:15

As I know, they provide a children ticket for those from 0.9 – 1.3 meters. So I guess they can come with you. Be careful and have fun!
Asked by Morten Hansen from DENMARK | Dec. 12, 2017 13:57Reply
discount for Jin Mao Tower
If I arrive with 30-40 student and 3-5 teachers... can we have a discount ?

Morten from Denmark
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from FRANCE | Dec. 12, 2017 21:10

I only know Chinese students can enjoy a 20% discount, but not sure if it's available for foreign students.
BTW, here is the official number, you may ask for more information: 021-50475101
Asked by alissia from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 15, 2017 16:16Reply
Purchasing Tickets for the Skywalk at Shanghai Jimao Tower.
Is there a website to purchase tickets for the skywalk? If we wait to purchase tickets when we get there, would it be sold out? are there certain time slots that we can do the skywalk? I dont want to get there and miss out :(
Answers (1)
Answered by Dorothy from FRANCE | Mar. 18, 2017 22:43

Alissia, I didn't find a website providing the booking service for the Skywalk. You may buy the tickets when you arrive there. It is opened from 8:30 to 21:30 and you are advised to avoid going there on weekends or public holidays.
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