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Oriental Pearl TV Tower

2号 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China
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  • Oriental Pearl TV TowerPro 2014
    Kevin Chen
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    4 Aug 01, 2014

    Probably the most well known amongst the popular Shanghai skyline. If you want, you can buy a ticket and gain entrance into the tower, and a revolving world class buffet awaits you near the top. In all honesty though, you're going more for the view than the food, but you definitely get your money's worth.

    If you're lucky and the weather permits, you'll see a gorgeous view of Shanghai down below. You'll also be able to step outside and snap some amazing photos during the nighttime view, so be sure to bring your camera!

    This landmark is one of the staples of Shanghai, and it's certainly difficult not to agree with that assessment.

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    Xu Yin
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    4 Dec 15, 2013

    That was the tallest building back in 1994 of Shanghai. It's also a sign of Shanghai's development. It brought a new beginning of Shanghai. Not matter what, it's a very worth to visit. It locates in the most developed financial area in Shanghai. You can see tons of skyscrapers there.

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  • Oriental Pearl TV TowerPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    3 Nov 06, 2013

    Great views of the city. Not the tallest building but has one of the best locations -- right next to the river between the Bund and Shanghai's commercial center. I really enjoyed it until my husband took a closer look at the construction and pointed out a few flaws. That was quite a few years ago and the place is still standing.

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  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Sydney & Paulo B
    5 Aug 29, 2013

    Just across the Huangpu river, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a unique attraction from near and far.

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    Casper Tollerud
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    3 Aug 14, 2013

    The Pearl Tower is pretty cool, and the 360 degree floor with see-through tiles on the viewing platform offers great views of Shanghai, but the often long queues and crowds of group tours makes this my last choice after Jinmao and the Finance Tower. Also, at 263 meters you're quite a lot lower than the Jinmao and more than 200 meters lower than the Finance Tower.

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    Linus Färnstrand
    3 Mar 08, 2013

    Wonderful buffet, but a little expensive (318). Cool that the restaurant is rotating, but it is rotating a little bit too slow. We rotated about 1/4 of the way on a 2 hour dinner. On the observation deck you can stand on glass and see all the way down between your feet. But the glass is full of scratches so not as cool as you might think.

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    eric smith
    2 Jan 23, 2013

    I live in SH and don't like crossing the river unless I have to, but if I'm over there, there are much nicer tall buildings to take in the view, which offer good food/drink options, and don't charge a fee to simply ride up an elevator.

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    Albert Qian
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    5 Jan 20, 2013

    The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is as Shanghai as Shanghai gets on the Pudong Skyline. They do trips inside the tower and there's a wax museum inside as well (I believe) so you get a few nice things out of the tour. Get a photo across the river and underneath the tower.

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    Sophia Aduana
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    5 Jan 16, 2013

    Though it's such an iconic part of Shanghai's skyline, the views of the rest of the city are outstanding from here. Expect a long queue to ascend.

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  • Oriental Pearl TV TowerPro 2014
    Kim L. "Lady Boss"
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    4 Dec 20, 2012

    wonderful place to go if you are one who likes to view things from above ground..Plan to go up in the winter around 3:30pm so that you can hang on till around 5 pm for the sunset views and the a different perspective with all the lights..

    The tower lights up at night and you can go up to several levels. At 90 meters there is the glass bottom so you walk out and look down from where you are standing to see the ground. Higher up have beautiful views of the city.

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  • Oriental Pearl TV TowerPro 2014
    Jenn B
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    5 Nov 22, 2012

    When we arrived in Shanghai, our guide told us that the city has over 4,000 skyscrapers. We didn't believe him until we were at the top of the TV Tower. The view here is astounding! Skyscrapers as far as you can see, although I'll admit that the smog does limit it. I still enjoyed the views and the 360 degree glass floor was so fun! I enjoyed watching the Chinese grandmas and grandpas hesitantly step out onto the glass ledge while their family members laugh and take pictures. The wax museum downstairs is kind of cheesy but gives a bit of Shanghai history. There is also a large knick-knack market. The only thing I purchased was red bean flavored White Rabbit for 12 yuan, which I thought was expensive at the time, but it was more expensive at the convenience stores around town so I guess the items were reasonably priced. (Just an FYI: They x-ray your bag and throw away your liquids, so chug your water before you enter!)

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  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Christell Berger
    5 Nov 16, 2012

    Be prepared for frenzied enthusiasm if you happen to be here on a holiday like my niece and I were. It took a bit of time to snake through the crowded line and subsequent elevator ride to your designated height. One of the things I never read about was the clear floor! Muster up the courage and walk the perimeter. It's interesting to see how people will prefer to stay on the narrow cement walkway. Different spots along the Bund are pointed out. If you want to take photos, consider bringing a good UV filter or something to help cut the haze.

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  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Charies T.
    5 Oct 13, 2012

    The Orient Pearl Tower is one of the tallest buildings here in Shanghai. It has been the tourist spot of all time. This pic was taken at the Bund area where tourists gather to take photos. The blue light is the ferry you can ride around those buildings, there are hundreds of ferry touring around the area.

    Make sure you come here during the night so you appreciate the site and scenery. I bet you would take tons and tons and photos since this place is incredible during night time. Have fun :)

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  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Joachim K
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    5 Sep 21, 2012

    this tower is great.. having three levels of lookout points (the highest at 350m), you get an excellent view over Shanghai. Beneath the view, the tower has to offer lots more, like an arcade hall, a rollercoaster in the lowest pearl (at around 100m), a museum of the development of the city and a skywalk at 250m, that is completely surrounding the second pearl.

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  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Jessica
    4 Jul 30, 2012

    he Oriental Pearl TV Tower was designed by the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Construction began in 1990 and was completed in 1994. The tower was the tallest man-made structure in China until 2007, when the Shanghai World Financial Center was completed. With a height of 468 meters, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the third tallest radio and TV tower in the world. see more http://www.accesschinatravel.com/shanghai-guide/oriental-pearl-tv-tower.html

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  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Geng Wang
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    The iconic building of Shanghai, anybody visiting has to make a trip here and go to the top. The views of Shanghai are breathtaking and a great photo op.

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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    On a clear day which could be rare these days, the view from the top could take you for miles into the horizon. Now dwarfed by neighboring skyscrapers, the Oriental Pearl Tower makes for an interesting and futuristic addition to a skyline that is instantly recognized as Shanghai's today.

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    Natalie Tsang
    2 Jul 04, 2012

    The oriental pearl tower was really underwhelming, partially due to the overcast day. The view on the glass platform is nice, but the crush of people and lines are a pretty strong turn off. There's a roller coaster inside the tower, which was fun but not worth the ticket price. I would suggest skipping the tower and spending the money elsewhere.

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  • Oriental Pearl TV TowerPro 2014
    Jason Flegel
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    If you've ever been to Berlin, this tower might vaguely remind you of a similar-looking radio tower. The Oriental Pearl puts Berlin's to shame. I'm not sure if there's a communist connection between these types of buildings, but I like imagining there is anyway (my imagination sometimes has a mind of its own).

    Around 350 meters above the city, the Space Module (one of the 15 observation levels) offers a spectacular panorama of Shanghai that I think is worth any first-time visitor's time. If you're really afraid of heights, avoid the level with the glass floor area; it gives me vertigo even in pictures.

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    Yannick Lamy
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Buying a ticket for 298 Yuan and have access to the panoramic level at 293m, to the rollercoaster at 90m, to the museum in the basement and the best to the revolving buffet restaurant (drink not included).

    The food worth it, you have a big range of choice: chinese, japonese, continental food.
    If you are french you'll be glad to find some good beef, mustard de Dijon, cheese and the baguette!

    Well, it's a good experience not o expensive after all...

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At 468 meters high, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is one of the highest towers in Asia. Tourists may climb or take a high speed elevator to the tower's observation deck for panoramic views of the city. A shopping area, cafe, and an international city exhibit are on the ground floor. On clear days, you can get spectacular views of the city. Admission fee is CNY50.

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