Enjoying The Highest Heights In The City

Falling on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, Chongyang Festival is also called the Double Ninth Festival. It is a day to cherish the seniors and the traditional folk custom is climbing.



Although Shanghai is a flat area, it still has places you can climb to enjoy the magnificent scenery.


Here are some tips:


1. The Oriental Pearl Tower



Located on the bank of Huangpu River and at the tip of Lujiazui in Pudong, it has a beautiful view of the Bund. The tourist hall includes: 259 meters of transparent skywalk, 263 meters of observatory, and 351 meters of space capsule.


Children: free tickets for children under 1 meter and half price discount for children between 1 meter and 1.4 meters.
Aged persons over 70 years old and disabled: can purchase A, B, D, and E tickets with valid documents, and enjoy a discount of 60% (except restaurants).
Soldiers in active service, disabled military certificates, retired cadres, employees in active service: B tickets for sightseeing are exempt with valid certificates.
Remarks: Ticket A (220 yuan): space capsule + observatory + lower sphere + gallery
Ticket E (190 yuan): observatory + lower sphere + “better sea” ring multimedia show + gallery + landmark park
Ticket B (160 yuan): observatory + lower sphere + gallery
Ticket D (35 yuan): Shanghai urban historical development gallery


2. Shanghai Tower


The Shanghai Tower with a total height of 632 meters, 127 floors above the ground and 5 floors below the ground, was fully operational in January 2017 and is the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world. The ultra-high viewing platform on the 118th floor is 546 meters high.


180 yuan for 118th and 119th floor
360 yuan for 118th, 119th floor and the peak floor (632nd floor)


3. Shanghai World Financial Center



The tourism hall is located on the 94th to the 100th floor, with a 474-meter-high promenade for sightseeing. The 97th floor is like an overpass floating in the sky. The 94th floor provides communication space for various activities with a panoramic city background.


Ticket price: 180 yuan for 97th floor and 100th floor


4. Jinmao Tower


The 88-floor observation hall of Jinmao Tower is 340.1 meters high. It takes about 45 seconds for two high-speed elevators to send tourists from the ground floor to the 88th floor.


5. Sheshan



Sheshan is divided into east Sheshan and west Sheshan. On the mountain there is Sheshan Notre Dame cathedral, Dongyue palace, a Taoist temple, Xiudao tower, Sheshan earthquake base station, Sheshan Yue lake and Sheshan observatory.



East Sheshan festival is held every year on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. There are many special programs suitable for the elderly to take part in.


6. Tianma Mountain



Tianma Mountain, with a long cultural history, is the eighth of the nine peaks in Songjun. The mountain is high and steep, and the forest is luxuriant. There are two peaks, both in the shape of Tianma, so the mountain is named Tianma Mountain. You can see black pines, yutong, bamboo and other greenery on the mountain.



The Huzhu Tower is known as the world’s first Leaning Tower, located in the piedmont of that mountain, built in 1079 AD. It is said that Wu Gan forged his sword here during the Spring and Autumn period (770 AD to 476 AD).



7. Chenshan



This mountain is named “Chenshan” because it is one of the nine peaks of Songjun County (which is in the southeast). The main peak is 69.8 meters above sea level, with mixed forests on the south of the mountain, and bamboo on the north slope of the mountain. It is the largest botanical garden in east China and the second botanical garden in Shanghai.



Editor: Stella (Intern)