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The Special Economic Zone in Shanghai

The Pudong District, located on the eastern bank of the Huangpu River across from the Bund Promenade, is an urban development zone that only began operation in 1990. The then sparsely populated area has become one of the districts with the most skyscrapers per square meter in the world. Standing in the neighborhood of structures such as the Oriental Pearl Tower (468 m), Jin Mao Tower (421 m), and Shanghai World Financial Center (492 m) is the Shanghai Tower – China’s, tallest building at 632 m. Further to the east is SSTM and the Century Park.

Satellite Map of Pudong

The Pudong skyline is very impressive:

Skyline of Pudong

The impressive Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower, beside which the Shanghai Tower is under construction:

Shanghai World Financial Tower and Jin Mao Tower

The Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower, and Shanghai World Financial Tower all offer visitor platforms from which to enjoy the view. The viewing platform of the Shanghai World Financial Center (admission 150 yuan, open 8 am – 11 pm), if the fog lifts, offers a grandiose view of the Jin Mao Tower in the foreground and the Oriental Pearl Tower in the background.

View from Shanghai World Financial Center

Pudong is brightly lit up in the evening. The best view is from the Bund:

Skyline of Pudong by night