World’s Greatest Skyline: The Best Views of Shanghai


Best Views Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report.

Where can you find the best views of Shanghai? With buildings that are too tall, the answer is everywhere. Here are my favorites:

From Pudong there is:

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And for those not staying at either, head to the Flair Rooftop at the Ritz Carlton (see TPOL’s Guide to Libations in Shanghai).

If you don’t want to bother with hotels, exit on Liujiazhui metro station and find your favorite spot.2016-05-04 16.00.39

From Puxi there is:

Hyatt on the BundBund by hazy, Shanghai day

Renaissance Hotel: There’s a restaurant not affiliated with the hotel with a patio. Go to the top floor.

Renaissance Hotel with Suite Upgrade (see Unhappy Upon Check In? Don’t Let Buyer’s Remorse Sink In). Imagine waking up to this every day? Even on a cloudy day, it’s a great view.

Bar Rouge: While I don’t like the bar, you can’t beat the views of the Pudong at night.

The Bund: Walk along the Bund and try not to take 100 photos.

Jin Mao Tower, the 34th tallest building in the world, obscured by the Shanghai Tower, the second tallest.



There are many great places to take photos of the world’s best skyline.


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