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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), Shanghai

Categories: Observation Decks, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 4,400+ 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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  • The tower is worth a visit but the best thing and not to be missed is the museum in the basement. It's one of the best in China. Tons of history about Shanghai. I've been here twice and enjoyed it eve...  read more »
  • Went to the second sphere and walked down the steps to the transparent floor. We walked right on the elevator. However based on the layout of the entrance, I can safely assumed that people would wait ...  read more »
  • Very interesting museum. Cheap admission and very informative. All thodg some of the installations were not functioning, the all over impression is satisfying. 
  • 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.
  • Buffet food is really bad. They don't have cold plates for their sashimi. I'm no sushi chef but I don't think salmon sashimi is supposed to have bones in it. The waitress service are just ok, did not refill my tea when it was empty, I had to flag them down. But they do clear the dishes. There's no identifying marks on the table so it can be a bit of a hassle to search for your table, especially since the floor is revolving. The view is nice though.
  • Great touristic attraction. It's high it's cool. There is even a glass made floor at some point where you can see the streets right below the tower.
  • The observatory with the glass floor is really cool. The "space capsule" is a waste of time and money.
  • A must visit place if you are ever in shanghai. Go into all capscules whatever the chinese tell you. The sights are just amazing. Sight of huangpu river is amazing in all around. It is not all. The glass capscule is the heart of place. Clear glass under your feet gets you in an awe. Fitting place.
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