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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), Shanghai
(4.2/5 based on 4,600+ reviews on the web)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) both shapes the beauty of Shanghai's cityscape and offers visitors impressive views from its observation areas. Completed in 1994, the 468 m (1,535 feet) high tower features 11 connected spheres and contains a variety of attractions and activities inside its enormous columns and orbs, including a Municipal History Museum, observation decks, and an elegant 25-room hotel. Travel between levels in massive double-decker elevators, and visit the rotating restaurant in the second highest sphere. Take a look at our Shanghai vacation builder to schedule your visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is an icon of the city, the Tower has three areas to which you can upload, in the second Pearl you can take pictures on a glass floor and the entrance is not expensive, I recommend you to go in the morning when it is not cloudy. Inside the Tower, you have places to eat and shops couple souvenirs and a few meters is the Aquarium.
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  • A bit expensive, very long wait... and with pollution is obviously but it outrait be better
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  • It is high, colorful and amusing. Not much culture and only recent history here. You get a good perspective on how big Shanghai is from the top observation deck. And then there is the glass walkway wh...  more »
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  • Love the outdoor laminated glass floor viewing gallery. Quite a dare just to look down. Very windy too. Well worth the trip. The tower itself is aging but still well maintained.
  • Great tourist attraction but fighting the traffic and 3-4 hour lines is not quite worth the hassle. The tower is a marvel within itself, the views are simply amazing. The Hunagpu river and Bund area can be seen for miles from the top sphere. Pay the 220rmb to get through the line a bit quicker and also think about going early in the morning or later in the evening.
  • This is a must go if you go to shanghai.. the tower has many restaurants and games inside... please avoid holidays cz there wil be big ques.
  • The best tourist attraction in Shanghai. The Pearl TV tower is worth the price. I particularly recommend going a couple hours before they close. The evening view over Shanghai offers a great view of the night lights of the city. The lowest level has a glass walkway that is a really cool experience. If you pay to go all the way to the top it is spaceship themed but not that interesting and probably not worth the added cost.
  • Excellent!! Great view!! If you are in Shanghai this is one place you must visit. Be sure to go on a clear day