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Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai

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Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China

Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China

The Jin Mao Tower, a technological wonder, offers fantastic views of the Huangpu River and Pudong district. It also offers a great view of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Adrian D. Smith fused the conventional components of Chinese culture with the modern architectural style to give it a distinguished look. With the use of modern engineering techniques, the building of the tower has been made resistant to both the high-speed winds of about 200 km/h and earthquakes measuring intensity up to 7 on the Richter scale. The swimming pool on the 57th floor of the Jin Mao Tower works like a passive damper.

The building is home to the renowned Grand Hyatt hotel and several offices. The large lobby on the 1st and 2nd floors serves as a venue for business meetings. The spaces in the 3rd on the 50th floor are filled with modern offices. The 51st and 52nd floors are occupied by mechanical and electrical service sections. The space from the 53rd to 87th floor is rented to the 5 Star Hotel Grand Hyatt. The hotel offers 555 opulent rooms for accommodation. The last floor of the tower serves as a vantage point. It has the capacity to accommodate 1,000 people.

The parking space can accommodate 800 cars and 2,000 bicycles in the basement. It is completely secured due to the installation of hidden surveillance cameras.


The Jin Mao Tower has received multiple awards. Recently, the Ministry of Culture, China honored the tower with the China Top 10 Modern Buildings Award 2014.


  • Get discounted tickets from the Shanghai hop on hop off tour bus.
  • At Cloud 9 Restaurant, book the table facing the west direction for striking views.

Jin Mao Tower Location Map

Location Map of Jin Mao Tower

Location Map of Jin Mao Tower

Facts about Jin Mao Tower

  • The 88-storied Jin Mao Tower is not only the 6th tallest building in China, but also the 2nd tallest in the Shanghai.
  • The 1,380 feet high tower spreads over an area of 5.68 acres of land.
  • Around 530 million USD was spent on the construction of this tower.
  • China Jin Mao Group Co. Ltd. is the owner of the tower.
  • The coordinates of the Jin Mao Tower are 31.2372° N, 121.5014° E.

Where is Jin Mao Tower?

This well-constructed building is close to the trade district in Pudong, and centrally located in Lujiazui Finance, Shanghai. The Jin Mao Tower is easily accessible from different locations. It takes around 45 minutes by car from Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports to reach the tower. You can reach the tower by taxi, bus, subway, or personal car.
Address: No. 88, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China

Best time to visit Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower is open all round the year. The months of March to May and September to early November are the best for roaming as the weather is pleasant.

Visiting Hours

The Jin Mao Tower is open on all days except holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Entrance Fee

The admission fees to the 88th floor is approximately 100 RMB (Renminbi) .

Places of interest in the Shanghai City 

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Finance Center, Zhengda Plaza, Natural Wild Insect Kingdom, and Yu Garden.

Related : Jin Mao Tower Infographic

Published On: Friday, May 23rd, 2014