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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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Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai
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Ranked #17 of 806 Attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 2,472 Reviews
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Speed to the top of the world’s third tallest TV and radio tower for...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

I am as yet undecided if I prefer the view from the tower or on the bund but if visiting Shanghai a few hours here is a must. I went late afternoon when it was still light outside. The area is easy to navigate and, whilst busy the 360 viewing room and deck weren't overcrowded so you got to enjoy... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

The Oriental Pearl Tower has interesting architecture that makes for great photos. The views from the top sphere are spectacular. Do arrive first thing in the morning as lines can be quite long.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Visited this tower during the afternoon and it was very crowded. It offered a good view from the top, though there is really nothing to shout about. We asked the employees on how to get to the higher floor and they weren't friendly at all. Most of them just mumbled without actually caring if we understood. One lady even raised... More 

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Sydney, Aust
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Judging from the way the exterior is set up, there must sometimes be queues of people here but in winter, it's relatively easy to get in. There is a museum located in here which has displays of old shops and dioramas of how Shanghai once looked. It's kitsch but still interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Shanghai is quite polluted and there are many hazy days. Don't waste your money on a hazy day, wait for a clear day or night.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great views? yes! if it's a clear day (good luck) Waited in line for about an hour. Worth the ticket price and wait? No! I would have admired it from the outside if I'd known any better. Tourist trap rip off.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Brilliant for the tourist. A must see. Make sure you add this to your visit list. Also a great way to get a 360 view of Shanghai.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This one looks more garish than most, and it costs more than $25 US to go to the top level observatory. Over time, when we no longer have broadcast television, this tower will be an interesting historical artifact. However, the history museum in the basement is interesting, and only costs about $6.

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Make sure to see this and all the other Shanghai buildings lit up at at 8:00pm ( check this time when you visit ) It is the most spectacular light show I have ever seen!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Rather costly to go up to the top (bought the RMB 220 ticket) but worth the price. Spectacular views at the top. Went at night when there wasn't too much fog. Gimmicky ride to the top - They're trying to convince you're going to an outer space journey but the real deal is the nice view at the top. There's... More 

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