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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
8621 58791888
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The Face of Modern Shanghai
Ranked #20 of 840 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Speed to the top of the world’s third tallest TV and radio tower for a spectacular view, or just gaze at this beautiful structure from afar, especially striking when lit up at night.
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It is one of the tallest building in China, even it's not the tallest... But the view is breathtaking and the experience can't be compared to other... If you have time and budget you should try the revolving restaurant one level above the see through glass platform... You should note that the access to and from this restaurant is staircase... More

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Vienna, Austria
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

You can choose between the floors (lower and upper) and the space ball. I have went to the upper floor with the see through glass platform (120 RMB). It is very well organized, even the discipline from Chinese mankind leaves you sometimes behind shaking your own head. Just be ready for it - If you are not careful they will... More

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Shanghai, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This is just another high point in Shanghai. But pretty old. It's way better to look at it from outside than to be inside. And it's expensive for what it is. Better to check out the Bottle Opener, Indigo hotel (Char bar) or Vue bar.

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Sammamish, WA USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This is an OK experience. Go early to avoid crowds, but do not go for the extra cost upper viewing platform. It's not worth the extra cost. When we went the upper platform windows were so dirty that pictures were impossible and the view was poor due to the dirt. Other than that OK.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

It is more than you can imagine but watch out no time slot available. Nevertheless, it gives you a fantastic chance to understand the macro city of shanghai not only has the view but also. Fantastic restaurant, history of Shanghai and unique Coca Cola restaurant. Nt to be missed.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We went in the morning to avoid the crowds and didn't have to wait at the elevators long. The views from the observation deck were truly amazing and with so few people around we could take as many pictures as we wanted. The history museum in the basement was very impressive. We wish we had more time to explore it..... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

This tower is offering to see a Shanghai city form above, ti is very good view. In this tower you can try roll-coaster inside the tower. You can walk above the glass floor, it can make your heart will beat more. In the bottom of the tower, you can see a historic museum of Shanghai, it is very nice..!

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Los Angeles, California
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

You can't go to Shanghai and not see or visit the Pearl Tower. It's the most iconic structure in the downtown Shanghai skyline. Enjoy the skyline views, and be sure to ride up the elevators to one of the observation decks. It's worth the Yuan because the views of the Huang-pu River and the Puxi side are amazing!

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Portland, Oregon
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

While the Pearl is iconic and is splendid to see from across the river, the cost of going up isn't really worth it. The crowds are over powering and when you get to the viewing areas, they are enclosed within windows that aren't all that clean. There is one area where you can stand on a clear platform, a rather... More

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Johnstone, Scotland
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56 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Tip, go early, the crowds will be smaller. When you buy your ticket make sure and include the space deck, it's the top. Even when it's quiet expect to wait but the views from the top are worth the time spent. The observation decks offer a 360 view of Shanghai and on a clear day, very good.

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