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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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Address: No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
Phone Number: 8621 58791888
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Speed to the top of the world’s third tallest TV and radio tower for a...
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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THE shanghai landmark

This is huge, and worth a visit just to join the throng of excited people wanting to go up the tower, views are great by the way if it is clear as it was when we went

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is huge, and worth a visit just to join the throng of excited people wanting to go up the tower, views are great by the way if it is clear as it was when we went

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

When you first get to the Pearl you notice the strikingly odd bright pink and silver metal covering the pearl. Then when you get out of the bus and get ambushed by souvenir sellers fake rolexes. The other striking oddity is the loud music blaring away in the background-weird! Catch the lifts to the observation deck, the views are fantastic.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went fairly early, but I fear we should have gone earlier. Massive queues, our tour guide was told by staff it would be a 30min wait. More like 1hour 30min wait. It was worth it. But it's definitely safer to go early than leave till later in day. Fab views, make sure you go on a clear day. Glass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited before New Year's, very short queues for the elevators up and down and not so crowded at the top. Went at night, the Pudong side was well-lit, but the Bund not so much. If you want to see the Bund and the horizon, perhaps better to go during the day or early evening. Bought ticket for the Sightseeing Floor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I visited my grandparents in Shanghai and they took me here. The view was nice, but not particularly awe-inspiring, and I found it expensive (not sure about now). Actually, the only thing I remember is the hand-spun cotton candy they sold at the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

You can see Shanghai with an awesome view it's amazing and the best is viewing deck with glass-flow , I really enjoyed it. I went in February and it was a little bit crowded the exit line was very long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This little gem is located in central SHANGHAI IT used to be the eye opener but now you got the worlds second tallest building right opposite which takes some of the shine away from it but saying that the design of the pearl still lives on to give us a wonderful view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

It's a good place to go to the top and look at the rest of Shanghai. The space thing at the top isn't that great but the glass floor is scary and interesting at the same time. My mother couldn't really move(she's afrajd of heights) but the rest of us walked freely after a short moment to get used to... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you are in Shanghai, I think a visit to this tower should be on the top of your list. While it is not so gracious, it does give you a very good view over the city and it gives you a fast overview what the city is all about. You get a full 360° view and it was actually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You can see almost all of famous landmarks in Lujiazui from here. Its dayviews and nightviews are so nice, so I recommend you to visit here near sunset time. And don't miss standing on the glass floor. Entrance fee is relatively expensive compared to Chinese price, but cheaper than other country's observatories.

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