Travel Destinations and Photo Spots
The architecture in Shanghai is a marvel to feast your eyes upon. In a city that is densely populated, the only way that the newer buildings can go is up. The Pudong district is where you want to go with your camera to shoot photos of the widely diverse shaped skyscrapers and other buildings.
The Shanghai World Financial Center building was the tallest building in Shanghai until 2014 when the Shanghai Tower was completed towering 400 metres higher than its competition.
I have one piece of advice for you if you do plan on visiting the building in hope of getting some great views from above. My advice is not to pay admission to the building if the smog is heavy or the visibility is poor. The staff at reception will also warn you about the weather conditions on the day you choose to go up. If you go up on a smoggy or cloudy day then you will see almost nothing due to the fact that air and clouds can be very poor in Shanghai.
The structure is uniquely shaped and has gained the nickname of “The Bottle Opener”. It is quite easy to navigate your way to it because the building can be seen for miles.
I visited the tower during the daytime and if I was to go back I would like to visit after sunset. The price of admission is not cheap but hopefully my photos can help you decide if you want to spend that amount of money to see the views. For me, it was worth it. The view from the glass floor is dizzying and the cars below you will appear like ants. If you get a clear day, I believe you will fully enjoy every cent you spend to go up.
How to get there:
Subway: Take subway Line 2 to Lujiazui Station. Walk to Exit 6 and walk roughly 10 minutes to the Shanghai WFC.