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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), Shanghai

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Observation Deck Architectural Building
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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  • There are many things to do at the Oriental Pearl Tower. You can shop, eat take a roller coaster but the best feature is the viewing platform. You can walk completely around the tower at the observati...  more »
  • Good view of pearl tower from Bund or take direct metro to there. Not really sure if its worth to visit to the top, but good to go to world financial centre observatory deck to view this pearl tower. ...  more »
  • The tv tower looks somewhat like the CN tower in Toronto. Its presence enhances the bund skyline, the top attraction of shanghai.  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!