Shanghai Tower Past & Present
Past & Present
Conquer China’s tallest skyscraper as you ascend to the dizzying heights of the Shanghai
Tower. Get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the 118th floor, visit the Guanfu
Museum and stroll through the world’s highest indoor Chinese-style garden.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Shanghai is a treasure chest of architectural styles, ranging from the Bund, a bustling waterfront promenade lined with European-style buildings, to the Pudong district with its futuristic skyline on the other side of the Huangpu River. This is where the 632-metre-tall Shanghai Tower rises into the clouds.
This mega-tall skyscraper is a masterpiece of engineering. Shanghai is also home to an impressive range of museums, celebrating the city’s – and all of China’s – historical, cultural and artistic legacy and triumphs. On this tour you will get to appreciate some of Shanghai’s most impressive, contemporary architectural feats and gain an understanding of the city and its culture.
09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
After being collected from the hotel by the guide and driver, you will head to Shanghai Tower. This iconic skyscraper boasts several unique architectural features such as a curved, spiral form that completes a 120-degree twist, thereby lessening wind loads on the building by 24 per cent and allowing the structure to withstand the force of typhoon winds. The ear-popping lifts are some of the fastest in the world.
A visit would not be complete without a climb to the ‘Top of Shanghai’ on the 118th floor – the world’s highest indoor observation deck. From this sky-high location, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the Huangpu River and the sprawling city below, a densely packed mass of streets and high-rise buildings.
Then head down to the 37th floor to visit the Guanfu Museum which has five galleries filled with Chinese antiquities. You can enjoy browsing the 500-plus artefacts, including Buddhist art, furniture, silk and an impressive ceramic collection dating back to the Song Dynasty. Also on this floor, you can stroll through the highest indoor Chinese-style garden in the world.
At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to your hotel.