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“Don't forget your camera, great View from outside and inside” 5 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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Ranked #20 of 842 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers, Architectural Buildings
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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.
Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Don't forget your camera, great View from outside and inside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This building is unique and iconic, you can take nice picture from out side and inside. don't forget your camera, visit it when the sun shine brightly, i came on October / November it is pretty good.

Visited October 2012
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“Typical tourist place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We decided to visit a tower in the evening in order to a night view of shanghai. At the entrance there were just a few people so over all it took us about an hour to visit a tower. First we got to the last floor where the viewing point is but then we went one floor dawn which has a glass floor. First impression is very exciting but after a few minutes you get used to it. The only thing that a glass has a lot of scratches so the view dawn is not very clear. But overall expression is good, especially attracting for kids...

Visited May 2013
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Wollongong, Australia
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“Fun to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

You get a great view over Shanghai, although I would make sure you save your visit for a clear day as you wouldn't see much on a thick polluted day.
We didn't feel the need to go up to the space capsule level (top small ball) so skipped buying that ticket and also the luncheon ticket. You get a great view from the sightseeing gallery and also through the glass floor of the Transparent Observatory. Both are in the second large ball.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“The Eiffel Tower is better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The problem with this tower is that when you get to the top, your view at best is of a bunch of tower blocks, the same as you would see in anyone of 30 other places in the world. At worst, the view is of the Shanghai smog with is pretty well most days. There is just no style or romance to the place, just tacky commericialism and canned tourism at its worst.

Once you get in, it is not easy to get out - the commerical planners have organised things very nicley that you are forced to walk through a bunch of tacky stalls.

It would be fun if you have young kids who are excisted by going up a tallish tower, but otherwise don't go expecting a "wow factor" experience.

Visited May 2013
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“Great view of Shanghai at night!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

First off, LOVED it! The buffet dinner was very good and not so far from western that it was pretty good. The views are fantastic, we got there before dark and while we ate dinner the floor rotated and as it got dark we were able to see the lights come one all over Shanghai. So pretty, a mix of Vegas and Times square! Most lights come one @ 7:00 pm local time.

Visited May 2013
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