Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Shanghai Region  /  Shanghai  /  Sightseeing  /  Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), Shanghai

(4.2/5 based on 4,800+ 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.
Create a full Shanghai itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Shanghai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Shanghai by other users

8 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Shanghai BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Shanghai BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in China BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Shanghai BY A USER FROM JAPAN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Shanghai Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in China BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This iconic tower is unequaled in its uniqueness and symbolizes the greatness of Shanghai. Very well lighted especially for the Chinese New Year. Awesome !!!!  more »
  • You will see scenic spots in Shanghai from the top view of the tower but the buffet lunch was just ok. Not that excellent since there were not that varied choices of food.  more »
  • Yesterday my partner and I visited the Tower. Great value for money, we were there for a couple of hours by the time you see all the different levels at only $220 RMB or $40 Aussie. Quite a few differ...  more »
Google
  • 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