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The Puxi side of Shanghai may have most of the best bars and restaurants, but Pudong’s got skyscrapers in spades. The best thing to do in Pudong in Shanghai is take in the view. Jinmao Tower (home to the Grand Hyatt) and Shanghai World Financial Center (home to the Park Hyatt) are Shanghai’s two tallest skyscrapers, and will stay that way until 2015, when the new Shanghai Tower will top them. Both have observation decks—Jinmao’s is on the 88th floor and SWFC has three on the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors; the 100th is the world’s highest observatory.
The views from the top are sweeping, but what I like even more than the observation decks themselves is heading to the Park or Grand Hyatts for a drink or a bite. You get the same view, for the same price, but in significantly more comfort and with fewer people elbowing for space. Afternoon tea at the Living Room at the Park Hyatt is particularly lovely and is Shanghai’s highest afternoon tea.