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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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Address: No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
Name/address in local language
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+86 21 5879 1888
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Speed to the top of the world’s third tallest TV and radio tower for a...

Speed to the top of the world’s third tallest TV and radio tower for a spectacular view, or just gaze at this beautiful structure from afar, especially striking when lit up at night.

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Dinner at the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant with Transfer
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Private Night Tour in Shanghai: Oriental Pearl TV Tower with Huangpu River...
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Private Tour: Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum

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Wow! What a view

This cement tower is a must see while in Shanghai, it is the iconic building present in any picture or skyline depiction of Shanghai. Under the tower are shopping and tourist... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mary M
Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Going up to the second level is enough, you have spectacular views over Shanghai and access to the floor with the glass floor which is the most striking and the most impressive

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Oriental Pearl Tower for me had always been one of Shanghai's landmarks. It forms a triangle with Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. When compared with the latter, it actually seems rather small. The lighting at night is quite impressive when seen from SWFC. It is quite small when seen from above, however.

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Thousand Oaks, California, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This cement tower is a must see while in Shanghai, it is the iconic building present in any picture or skyline depiction of Shanghai. Under the tower are shopping and tourist areas that are also nice to visit. You can get tours to the Bund tunnel, a boat tour and other tours here as well. Western shopping across the street,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After seeing that the crowd wasn't too big outside the building we decided to give it a go. We paid for our tickets and went inside, Only to be greeted with a 3.5 hour wait to get into a lift to go up to the floor we had paid for.

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Cebu, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tower is very well built, nice view of the river and the surrounding buiildings. Interesting to be in that part that has transparent flooring. Gives you an awesome feeling up there

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't planned on visiting the Oriental Pearl Tower but ventured closer for a view from the outside. After much deliberation whether it would be worth the $25 (approx in US funds) admission fee, we loved it and stayed for several hours. First we enjoyed the daytime views from the glass floored observation area but realized if we stayed a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At least for me, this tower is the easiest way to tell Shanghai apart from other big cities. The tower is fairly ugly in day time. Much better to go see it at dusk when it has many changing colors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views all around, not the highest building by far ..but fun. The walk on the Perspex floor is not to be missed. The ground floor historical and cultural museum is very good to and included.

Thank Trevor M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower is a major feat of archoitecture. The first time I went to Shanghi in November three years ago, views both of it and from it were clouded and partial, so it was only the sense of the building itself which impressed. But this January, the air of Shanghai seems so miuch cleaner...from the Waibaidu Bridge across the Huangpu... More 

Thank annie g
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

360o view. Also if you don't mind you can go on to a wide glass platform which went right round the tower and look down! It would be good if the information plaques actually related to what you were seeing, sometimes they seemed to have nothing to do with your view from that spot. It is an iconic tower best... More 

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