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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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As featured in 3 days in Shanghai
Ranked #19 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers, Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is without a doubt Shanghai's most recognized landmark. It rises 1,500  feet (457 meters) in Shanghai's newest district... more »
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Bangalore, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Architecture in Shanghai is all about Skyscrapers and neon lighting...and it impresses...the TV tower was no different. Had an elevated view of the Shanghai skyline from the top of the TV tower. The entrance is equally dazzling...

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Germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went on a cloudy day on porpoise . No line very few people no shouting no pushing... It doesn't matter if you can't see 5 kilometers ...2 will do the job especially if you have the tower to yourself. We went up in 3 minutes enjoyed the view ... The transparent observatory is the best...at first your knees tremble... More

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Panama City, Panama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went on Saturday and was so crowded that we begging the line to get in and we had to leave because it was very hot the weather and we had to wait to much. Ill recommend to go any day instead of saturday and sunday

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Manila, Philippines
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Fantastic piece of engineering and good to look at. Too many people to fully enjoy the tower as the queues were too long to visit the viewing platforms. The views of Shanghai, especially the nearby commercial buildings would be an unforgetable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This building is great Ypu can see many things inside here , there's a place for playing game , restaurant and a place for taking picture Not only that you can also sight seeing

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Choose a clear night for spectacular views and plan more time than you think you need. There is lots to see once you're in the tower. We went all the way to the top and had a great time - especially my 12 year old son. But make time at the end for the roller coaster ride and other fun... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Nice view but is overcrowded. Consider waiting time for entrance and a lot of noisy kids .... best to go after 7 pm when all buildings start lighting

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Before buying a ticket, ask what the wait time is... when we arrived, it was 2 hours and we opted not to go up. It was a clear day in August and it was afternoon, so we were not surprised at the line up. However, we enjoyed looking at the tower from the nearby pedestrian overpass and it was worthwhile... More

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I wish I'd been able to see the line before spending 180 RMB for the ticket. Spent about 2 hours in line to make it up to the 90 meter observation deck. Another line to go up to the middle viewing deck. And another line to go down to the bottom... I will say that the views from the middle... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Friend of a friend said this was a can't miss. We opted to go to the top for 220 yuan a person, so one in line we were committed. I took over an hour and a half to get to security. Then another half hour to get in elevator one of three with similar lines at each level. When you... More

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