Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai

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Oriental Pearl TV Tower 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 TV Tower and other attractions in Shanghai, use our Shanghai trip builder site .
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  • Will I experience the sky people is not enough, the symbol of Shanghai, one visit will be even better. To the elevator, on the top.
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  • Second floor is with the transparent floors, worth the money I guess. Do not fall into the trap "pay more - better" in this situation it's definitely not the case! Windows on the third floor are super...  more »
  • Nice time here although not As good as other tower. But Enjoyed it but passes maybe about 3 hours ish, organized well With no waiting about very pretty at night  more »
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  • This 468 meters (1,536 feet) high  tower is the world's sixth and China's second tallest TV and radio tower. However, even more alluring than its height is the unique architectural design that makes it one of the most attractive places anywhere. Its base is supported by three seven-meter wide slanting stanchions. Surrounding the eleven steel spheres that are 'strung' vertically through the center are three nine-meter wide columns. There are three large spheres including the top sphere, known as the space module. Then there are five smaller spheres and three decorative spheres on the base. The entire structure rests on rich green grassland and gives the appearance of pearls shining on a jade plate.
  • This is the most famous building in Shanghai. It is very spectacular especially when lit up at night. I recommend seeing it from nearby
  • Strongly recommend this choice for an observation tower visit. Several perspectives on the city at the different levels. Save at least an hour for the museum on the base level. It is huge and interesting.
  • While it might take you 2-3 hours to get up to the top, you can't beat the view from the upper levels. This bird's eye view lets you see just how quickly this city has developed. Step on the transparent floors and look down to see just how high up you are, if you dare. There is also a really cool futuristic 3D video of Shanghai on the lower levels. Right outside is The Bund, or the heart of the financial district in Shanghai. There you'll see the three tallest buildings in the city. Wait until dark to see these beautiful buildings light up.
  • awesome night view. Best night photography from the other side of the river with lot of colourful lights and 3 skyscrapers in the background. Crowded tourist spot as well.

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