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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 #15 of 834 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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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The panoramic views from the tower is quite something but the long lines and the lack of English speaking workers or guides for that matter leaves a little to be desired. The top deck is quite a view but if you have seen other towers in the world, then you can give it a miss. The 2nd deck is the... More

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San Jose, California
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Be VERY VERY patient if you want to visit the summit. In fact my recomendation is NOT to do the summit, there seemed to be so many less taking the reduced tour (you can select at what level you wish to visit) and to be honest the views from the lesser floors are just as impressive as the peak. The... More

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Georgia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

if you're in the area, it's worth your time to stop, get a picture and move on. However, it's worth seeing and hard to miss.

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Tokyo, Japan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

You would think that for a tower that the whole of China is proud of, is maintained well. The truth is, however, this was the worst tourist attraction of my trip to Shanghai. First of all, maybe it was my fault that I went on a high season (July-August) where many people hail from other Chinese cities. Not only was... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It is more impressive from the outside than the inside. The view is pink coloured due to the glass tint. Go up to the new Financial Center (Park Hyatt) for a drink, the view is better. If you really want to go up, buy a ticket for the buffet dinner (around 200RMB/person) and you can avoid the elevator queues!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was packed and people pushed you really felt like you are in china. The best part is the 2nd stop where you stand on glass and can look down.

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

this tower approximately 230 meters and they have 2 floors plus there is a revolving hotel at the top of the tower and there is a glass deck for watching directly to the ground from there you can see very beautiful scene of Shanghai city

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is an iconic structure. Some day it might symbolize Shanghai the way the Tour Eiffel and the Statue of Liberty instantly conjure up Paris and New York. Looking at it is great. Waiting in line to pay an extortionate amount of money to go to the top is not. I would, however, recommend going to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Happy to have visited something I've wanted to visit for a while now, although the waiting time spoilt it a bit for me. We were queuing for about an hour before the lifts were even in sight. I would recommend only going up to the middle floor on a smoggy day, if you go up to the Space Module you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We went on a beautiful day and you could see miles from the viewing deck. The glass floor is great, a little scary to sit on but a great photo opportunity. Once you get up to the viewing levels it isn't too crowded and it's easy to get great photos......however.......the queues are terrible! You queue to get into the building... More

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