Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), Shanghai

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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. To visit Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) and other attractions in Shanghai, use our Shanghai trip builder site .
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  • Only went to the observation level but thoroughly enjoyed it. Once you have enjoyed the views you have to walk down the stairs to the glass bottom viewing platform. Ok if you like heights but funny...  more »
  • Surprisingly not to crowded, the view from the various decks is amazing. We where luck to have a clear day and could see extremely far. Went back the same day for an evening view from the revolving...  more »
  • popular touristic attraction. great view when city lights on. you can see eye max views from other side of river  more »
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  • This is once in a lifetime experience. Everyone who is visiting the city shall take some time off and visit this place for sure. The 70USD ticket fee seems too high but once reach the transparent deck it is worth it. The glass deck is the main attraction here and other than that the views from the upper deck are mesmerizing. There are few souvenir shops also available to make your trip more memorable. Also within the tour you can visit a couple of museums below.
  • Most characteristic building in Shanghai. Building made only as tourist attraction. The best choice is to visit in at clear night. On sightseeing platform there's a glass floor, so some people feel really afraid to go on it.
  • Mesmerizing at night. Lights are real attraction here. Entrance to pearl tower is wonderful. the Museum inside show the present Shanghai and Future Shanghai. It has a 4D video showing future of Shanghai with flying cars. At the top of Tower there's a rotating restaurant for having good eating time.
  • Sardine - packed with tourists and locals alike, as expected. Booking tickets in advance is the best option, to speedily get though the queues. There was a snaking queue even to ride the lift all the way up, so be prepared to wait about 6-10 minutes. There are museums at the basement level and they're the right amount of historical and spooky, telling old origin tales of Shanghai, its people, and its architecture. [visited November 2018, with school]
  • Best to buy tickets beforehand as well. If you buy tickets on the spot, you will have to wait for approximately 2 hours (unless low season of course). Also, I couldn't pay with my visa credit card, don't know if this happens for everyone, but take some cash with just in case. It is worth the wait though, on the 3 floors you also have a few expositions which were very interesting. The view is magnificent of course, espacially when the sky starts getting darker!
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