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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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Ranked #20 of 842 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

If you have a huge line - don't spend your free time and go to SWFC which is the highest building you can get on. The TV tower (Pearl Tower) is nice and special - and if you buy a ticket you better buy to the second part - above the first floor. But it is a bit expensive.

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Due to amazing weather and limited pollution we decided to visit the Oriental Pearl in Shanghai on Saturday! As soon as we paid RMB220 per ticket our mistake was realized! The line from the entrance to the elevator took over an hour to the 1st level observatory and then another 30 minute line to the 2nd level. By the time... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit and I made a mistake -- I decided to go to the top, smaller sphere to see what was there. Most people do this and the queues from the offset are much larger than for the shoter trip. And when you get to the top sphere there is nothing to see apart from a model... More

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Palm Springs, California
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This should be a higher listed place to visit. The views up there are fabulous. After you get done looking at the city, you can drop down a level and walk out to an area where you can walk on plexiglass and see straight down to the ground. What a feeling! You don't have to see this level, but I... More

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It's high! Enjoy the glass walkway (I enjoyed jumping on it and making the locals scream...!). Restaurant is good too.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

At first I was going to blow it off. I've been in tall buildings, why bother? But Shanghai brags about having the benefit of late entry in the development space. They must have toured every other tall building and decided to up the ante! This thing has a ROLLER COASTER INSIDE! My grown son and I rode it because hey,... More

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This visit is worth the trouble as long as you time your visit right and insure that it is not too much trouble. First, time your visit so that the sun is beginning to set when you get to the observation deck. Second, DO NOT go on the weekend or a national holiday. The serpentine lines that simply get you... More

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western australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

a word of warning the ticket office is quite removed from the entrance queues...if we'd known that we would have to wait for so long, we would have spend our time somewhere else or timed it better arrived @10-30-11am & probably waited 1h to get in the first lift ...and more to get to the very top level. When we... More

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Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This tower looks amazing from the Bund area and the Bund area looks equally awesome from it ! The walk on the glass floor looking down 250+metres is definitely not for the fain hearted . But once you do go on it it is a fantastic experience. Do go when the lights come on as that is a truly beautiful... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Went to the top and found it to be really worth the trip up, despite it being cloudy without a great deal of view. The glass floor is quite scary if you are afraid of heights. Make sure you go through the museum at the bottom, its also really interesting with life size depictions of Shanghai life through the ages

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