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“Don't expect much but go at dusk!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
8621 58791888
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$142*
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Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai
Ranked #17 of 806 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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“Don't expect much but go at dusk!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Not much to do once inside the tower but then again I wasn't there to have a meal or fanny about as I went there to see the illuminations of many of Shanghai's skyscrapers light up the expansive city as the sun went down. Was excellent to watch over about 30-45 minutes. Was a bit expensive.

Visited April 2012
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“Cloudy view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Visited during Chinese New Year's week, extremely busy! Ticket line was not long but the Line to get in was very long, it took about an hour from walking into the entrance until boarding the first elevator. It was a cool cay in February, everyone has a winter jacket on and the heat in the waiting area was blasting, unusual for a Chinese building. It would have been nice if they had turned on the ceiling fans to at least circulate the air and provide a breeze.

I purchased the "C" ticket which allowed me to up to the 270 meter level. Elevator rides are nice and fast but very crowded. Elevator operators provided a short narrative in Chinese and English. Observation decks varied, some were inside and some had outside decks depending on level. One gad a plexiglass floor so it appeared that you were standing on air. Yes, it was a tad scary but made for a great picture.

There are plenty of souvenir and snack shops on each level if you are interested. There is also a game room that you dumped into on the 90 meter level.

It was an interesting attraction and I'm glad I did it once.

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“Wow...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

It was a cold day with some cloud cover but the view from the tower did not fail to impress...
Another cool part was that it was raining just a little on the ground but at the top in the space capsule section it was snowing....
A little expensive but a good trip.. I need to go back on a clear day and when I think I can walk in the glass floor. I tried but.... Too scary! Haha

Visited February 2013
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“The symbol of Shanghai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

A beautiful tower on the banks of Huang Pu river. The entire skyline of LuJiaZui is beautified by this tower. A great view can be seen from the Bund.

Visited January 2013
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“A jewel by any other name”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Standing over 1,500 ft on three inclining pillars, the core tower expands into spheres at three distinct vertical locations. At the very top is the smallest, the Space Pad, for which there is an additional charge to visit. The middle sphere contains a large revolving restaurant and bar, as well as several shops, and steps leading down one level to a gigantic sight-seeing deck. This is as far as you get with a regular ticket. The lowest sphere contains the so-called Space City, a fantastically conjectural glimpse into the urban future. Astonishingly, the tower contains only 14 stories, widely separated, so that they appear to be strung out as on a beaded necklace ---- a considerable waste of elevation, but then it was built primarily as a Radio and TV hub, and other utilities were probably an afterthought. One of them is a boutique hotel that occupies 5 small spheres at ground level, while other attractions such as the City of Science and the Shanghai Municipal History Museum ( that we had no time to visit) are also incorporated into the complex. So many towers of this kind that draw visitors because of the spectacular views they offer, require submission to intolerably long waiting times because of the limitations of vertical transport. Not here, where there are as many as 6 elevators each of which can hold 50 persons, and the speed of ascent is 21 ft per second that still allows time for an explanatory commentary on the way up. The cost of admission is expensive ( around $23), and there are no concessions for seniors, but it is not to be missed, even though much of the distant view is likely to be cut short by the city’s notorious pollution.

Visited December 2012
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