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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 #20 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

didn't realise until to late how long the queue was for this attraction otherwise wouldn't have bothered, good views yes if you have half a day to spare

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Houston
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Our experience was not all enjoyable. The process to get up the tower was disorganized and too long. It took well over an hour to get to the elevator to take us up. The top level known as the Space Module has too much "stuff" and not enough view. The sightseeing observation level provides a much better photo opportunity. Overall,... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Its beautiful from the ground. Diddnt go up the tower as it seemed too expensive at that time of day, so went to the nearby aquarium instead.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Located in the business district, just right in the metro exit. We went there 7-8pm, wasn`t que at all. Perfect place for do photos from Shanghai. I don`t think it is worth to go to the space capsel, the middle deck is absolutly perfect and 100 yuan cheaper.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Its worth going to this iconic attraction in Shanghai but get there early to beat the queues. The views are great and the glass floor if you are brave enough to walk on it makes you feel a bit light headed (well it did me) when you look down but it is cool. Check out the outside lift and do... More

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Zevenbergen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I travelled in a slightly calm period and still the queuing was immense. Other than that, when arriving in the space capsule at 351M, the view was very, very impressive! Pick a clear day!

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Shenyang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you get luckyto go in a clear day, it is even better. I went in the winter, so the view it's not so good. But you should go! Prepare your camera to film inside the elevator so you can show to your friends how fast it goes up!

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Bonn, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We visited Pearl Tower on a VERY crowded Saturday in September. After queueing for two hours we reached the observation deck. The view over Shanghai is great, though taking pictures is difficult due to the sheer numer of people allowed there at the same time. Fighting our way back to the elevator down took us another hour. We lost nearly... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is such a sight during the night time.There are also good places with this view for a photo op.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you have just one day in Shanghai, THIS is where you need to go! The Oriental Pearl Tower is undoubtedly synonymous with the city of Shanghai. I went of a weekday around 10am, it was soooooo crowded! You should buy your ticket to enter outside the entrance to the tower grounds, the line there is quite long but not... More

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