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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  • It is a beautiful tv tower. Observation deck is covered with glasses which does not allow quality picture. However a lower floor has an open air view which is much more suitable for taking photos. The...  more »
  • Take a ferry ride or taxi across from the Bund to the financial district and check out the Oriental Pearl tower from close up. It is an awesome sight especially on a nice sunny day. Afterwards take a ...  more »
  • Great views and great restaurant at he too serving great Australian beef steaks. Not cheap but great quality. Good views from the viewing platform at the tower  more »
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  • Must see place this. try visiting night time. this whole area is lit up. There is a museum in the ground floor with an entrance fee of 35 yuan. you can also go up this tower rates differ based on the levels.
  • Fantastic tower! has a great glass deck you can walk on and feel excited! Also the museum in the basement floor is awesome. spend half day in the tower and really enjoyed it.
  • Had an excellent time. Went on Monday, and hardly had to wait. The Observation Deck had great views, and the glass-floored deck is an experience! The museum about Shanghai in the base of the tower is surprisingly excellent - great experience of the various eras of the city through alleys and streets.
  • Its the most iconic building of the Pudong area. Built in a way that it is impossible to miss. The pink hue of lighting on the tower (Some times a bit gaudy) does scream for attention. Over all a lovely place to be & unmissable if you are in Shanghai
  • What an amazing experience. The platform for viewing is a site to see. Luckily we had a clear day. A must do even for those who don't like heights like me!

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