Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
4.5
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8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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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Neighborhood: Pudong
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  • Lujiazui • 4 min walk
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  • ClaireLouise
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom326 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this tower with great views. Well organised
    Really enjoyed going up early around 9am and enjoying the views on the 2 levels. Great light show highlighting the future of Shanghai. We did this tower as well and Shanghai Tower. Enjoyed them both and glad I did them both. 100% recommend
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Fadilah Fapus
    Abuja, Nigeria330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai
    I developed courage here! I got to walk in the glass floors and look down! Very nice place to visit. Paid admission also but worth it. Also, always buy premium to avoid the long queue
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 16, 2024
  • Willow J
    Tennessee3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get a unique perspective of the city
    This is undeniably one of the most charming spots to visit in Shanghai. While it may not boast the title of the tallest building in the city, it certainly holds its own appeal. The architecture is stunning, and the panoramic views are truly breathtaking. The highlight for many visitors is the glass-bottom viewing point, offering a unique perspective of the cityscape below. Like many other attractions, Wi-Fi is available here, although we encountered difficulty with the OTP due to the language barrier.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written February 5, 2024
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,354 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tower is a Shanghai landmark
    The Oriental Pearl Tower is a landmark of Shanghai that few visitors miss. The Oriental Pearl Tower was worth visiting, it's a standout 875 feet tall. You can get something to eat if you visit the tower. It's in Pudong, which means "Eastern City" in Shanghai. Oriental Pearl Tower is a monument to progress in Shanghai's Pudong New Area. We have visited this area several times, it helps make the trip to Shanghai worth the trip.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 4, 2024
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steve1118
Shanghai, China85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
This was a really good “tall building” experience— better than shanghai tower for example. The middle bubble is spacious and includes a “transparent floor” level. The transparent floor provides a unique view of lujiazui— but is not for those scared of heights!

There is a outdoor walkway at around 98m that is also a nice way to see lujiazui

The shanghai history museum on the ground floor and included in the ticket price is well done. It provides a way of feeling how shanghai developed over the last couple hundred years.

I would recommend skipping the top bubble and saving some money on the ticket. The top bubble has windows that are hard to see out of and doesn’t add much beyond the middle bubble.

Also, beware that the the 98m area has a video game arcade. If you are a fan, great. If you have kids that you don’t want getting absorbed in video games while visiting the tower, you’ll want to distract them as you pass by!

Written July 14, 2020
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Travelbanana
Da Nang, Vietnam28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Surprisingly not to crowded, the view from the various decks is amazing. We where luck to have a clear day and could see extremely far. Went back the same day for an evening view from the revolving restaurant, the food was low end but hay got to sit down and get a 360 view without having to walk. Great day I’ll definitely recommend it
Written January 9, 2020
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kiwiawayMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The tower has just re opened, and with limited number of people that can enter per day. So I decided to go and have a look while here in Shanghai..

There was only a handful of people at the viewing deck, so view were outstanding, no queues etc...but the top ball was closed for refurbishment.

Restaurants also closed, but the price was heavily reduced.

Stayed until after sunset - gratis over the bund and Shanghai.....

Closed at 8pm.

Worth a visit
Written March 20, 2020
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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
After waiting in line you take an elevator up the tower and can see the whole city stretching out, at night time it is lit up in all different colours and you can see every buildings along the river. You can also look directly down and see buildings beneath including the Disney shop lit up with the Mickey Mouse sign. Only problem is that the edges of the floor are made of glass, while other people happily walk on it or sit on it, however I was too scared to set foot on it. Because of the circular shape of the pearl you can walk around the room and see the whole city in any direction, including up and down. Apparently there is also a rollercoaster on one of the floors so there's much more to explore.
Written November 4, 2020
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Saysimba
Taizhou, China198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
This is a must do for anyone visiting Shanghai for the first time. Everything else you can save for the next trip if you are short on time. The tower is not just a landmark with a view, there are scores of shops, restaurants and events inside. For example, there is currently the Impressionists painters art museum on display. Along with that is the Museum of Light, which is really nice for those original Instagram photos. I have been here more than once, usually taking visitors, but love it every time. This is especially the time to go, since the virus has pretty much taken away the normal crowds that gather here.
Written March 1, 2021
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada851 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Although not the tallest observation deck you can visit (that would be Shanghai Center, just a few minutes walk from the Oriental Pearl Tower), this one gave plenty of opportunity to take in views of Shanghai.

The glass floor walk was a little unnerving but still cool. The ticket I had was a combination ticket with the tunnel ride under the Huangpu river, so it did not give me access to the highest observation deck (another 70m or so above of where I was). I did not bother paying extra RMB80 per person because the air wasn't that clear anyway and I already got a pretty good view from the 270m level.
Written July 30, 2020
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sorrowing
Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My second time to purchase this voucher and the experience still “wowed” me. I came with friends in my first visit to Shanghai and I instantly fell in love with the city. Pearl Tower is actually one of the reasons why I came back and this time with my family. We spent our Christmas eve exploring Pearl Tower ending it with a wonderful Christmas eve dinner at Coca Cola Restaurant. We hardly missed home because of the festive and merry atmosphere at the restaurant with a Santa Claus giving gifts to guests. Imdeed a Merry Christmas!
Written May 17, 2020
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Bobby Prince
Raleigh, NC396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is a pretty cool attraction. It lights up at night and it's pretty cool. I went at dusk so I was able to get a good daytime view followed by a night time view as well. I was too scared to go on the transparency deck with the glass. I just don't know how people do it! Hahaha! Definitely recommend going in for an hour or so! You need to show your passport to get inside and be prepared for lot of QR code scanning!
Written August 29, 2022
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL250 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is that space age looking tower with the round ball at the top. You can ride to the ball for 360 degree views of the city. There are many picture opportunities as the viewing area is all open glass area. In one area, the floor is also made of glass so you can look straight down if you have the nerve. There are plenty of shops and bathrooms at the base for those who want to wait.
Written March 23, 2020
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Willow J
Tennessee3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
This is undeniably one of the most charming spots to visit in Shanghai. While it may not boast the title of the tallest building in the city, it certainly holds its own appeal. The architecture is stunning, and the panoramic views are truly breathtaking. The highlight for many visitors is the glass-bottom viewing point, offering a unique perspective of the cityscape below. Like many other attractions, Wi-Fi is available here, although we encountered difficulty with the OTP due to the language barrier.
Written February 5, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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