SKYWALK AT JIN MAO TOWER
• Jin Mao Tower is one of the tallest buildings on the planet; an 88-storey structure in Lujiazui, Shanghai.
• Jin Mao Tower’s railless glass-bottomed skywalk is the highest skyscraper outdoor walkway in the world.
Now that’s what’s up — literally and figuratively.
First things first, all participants must arrive at least an hour prior their scheduled session.
Mine was at 11:00AM, but I arrived at 10:30AM because
that’s just the kind of person I am it was drizzling all morning, and there was a 90% chance our session might get cancelled.
I showed my QR code to the ticketing guy and asked, “do I have to fall in line? It’s at 11.”
Man, I was totally going to miss it if I had to wait, that’s why I was so glad when one of the event organizers came and ushered me through security check to the express elevator.
And yes, those who were in line definitely gave me the Who’s This Girl And Why Is She A V.I.P. look.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On the 88th sightseeing floor, I showed my ticket and signed a waiver. Then they gave me a coin for the free locker that I could only use once.
I took my watch and earrings off. After that, I was ushered to the equipment room to wear my harness and helmet, and for further security purposes.
I was the only foreigner at the time, out of 8 participants, so they placed me last in line with my own English-speaking Chinese instructor.
Btw, he literally pushed me off the edge many times and tried to scare me. Ha, not gonna happen, bro.
We leant all the way forward without holding onto anything, did the same leaning backwards, sat on the edge with our feet dangling down, and more!
Watch (at your own risk) what we basically did up there: Sky Walk at Jin Mao Tower
💛💛💛💛💛 5/5 — I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE NOT AFRAID OF HEIGHTS.
If you need adrenaline rush in your (#expat) life, or if you want to see Shanghai on a different perspective… THIS. IS. IT.
But, if walking on top of the clouds hanging off the side of the third tallest building in Shanghai is not your cup of tea, visiting Jin Mao’s observation deck to see the sweeping views of the sceneries on the banks of Huangpu River and to gaze down at the dizzying view of the barrel-vaulted central atrium, would be a pretty spectacular-slash-once in a lifetime experience, too!
HOW TO GET TO JIN MAO TOWER
Take Line 2 and get off at Lujiazui Station, get out from Exit 6 and walk to the south for 5 minutes to Jin Mao Tower.
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