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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. 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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  • No doubt this is the place to go if you have the luck of a good sunny morning. A little pricey and probably a long wait to get up there, but is worth the experience of watching Shangai from the top an...  more »
  • We didn't get to visit the building inside but it's worth a lot of pictures on the outside that is the coolest. Day and night
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  • Beautiful and evocative. Choose a clear day, otherwise waste your money. Calm, because between incoming and queue lines inside it takes at least 2 hours to visit. I would pass on the last ball, which personally is not worth
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  • 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