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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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Address: No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120, China
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+86 21 5879 1888
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Speed to the top of the world’s third tallest TV and radio tower for a...

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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$140.00*
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Dinner at the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant with Transfer
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Private Night Tour in Shanghai: Oriental Pearl TV Tower with Huangpu River...
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Private Tour: Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum

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One of Shanghai's must visit

Tower is very well built, nice view of the river and the surrounding buiildings. Interesting to be in that part that has transparent flooring. Gives you an awesome feeling up there

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After seeing that the crowd wasn't too big outside the building we decided to give it a go. We paid for our tickets and went inside, Only to be greeted with a 3.5 hour wait to get into a lift to go up to the floor we had paid for.

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Cebu, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tower is very well built, nice view of the river and the surrounding buiildings. Interesting to be in that part that has transparent flooring. Gives you an awesome feeling up there

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't planned on visiting the Oriental Pearl Tower but ventured closer for a view from the outside. After much deliberation whether it would be worth the $25 (approx in US funds) admission fee, we loved it and stayed for several hours. First we enjoyed the daytime views from the glass floored observation area but realized if we stayed a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At least for me, this tower is the easiest way to tell Shanghai apart from other big cities. The tower is fairly ugly in day time. Much better to go see it at dusk when it has many changing colors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views all around, not the highest building by far ..but fun. The walk on the Perspex floor is not to be missed. The ground floor historical and cultural museum is very good to and included.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tower is a major feat of archoitecture. The first time I went to Shanghi in November three years ago, views both of it and from it were clouded and partial, so it was only the sense of the building itself which impressed. But this January, the air of Shanghai seems so miuch cleaner...from the Waibaidu Bridge across the Huangpu... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

360o view. Also if you don't mind you can go on to a wide glass platform which went right round the tower and look down! It would be good if the information plaques actually related to what you were seeing, sometimes they seemed to have nothing to do with your view from that spot. It is an iconic tower best... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe this is the best tourist place in Shanghai. Impressive architecture, Glass bottomed platform, Revolving restaurant & Awesome views from the top.It gives a nice view of the places around from Transparent observatory. It has got a long waiting time, so buy a ticket first & then go around to visit nearby places.. Good to visit during day or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply to stand on the glass floor 259m up it's worth going there. Admission of 220RMB is a bit much in my opinion but the views are fantastic. You really get a different view of Shanghai from up here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my boyfriend who had been here before. The view is obviously the major attraction, but he recommended it because he knew I would like the museum at the base. As he figured, that turned out to be my favorite part. The Shanghai history museum shows replicas of early shanghai scenery, history of the transformations, and quite a... More 

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