Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Pudong
How to get there
  • Lujiazui • 4 min walk
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia4,862 contributions
Jan 2020
The tower is an excellent place to visit on a clear day. Don't waste the $40per person on overcast etc days. Pre-purchase your tickets on line and get a discount as well as saving on the long lines. The entrance is up the front staircase and from outside poorly signed so look for the staircase to right of ticket box. The entrance sign takes you to the museum not the tower.
We went in January when crowds are very small. Still took 45 minutes to get through security and to the elevator door.
Great views and even kids play areas and a roller coaster ride inside the tower.
Metro is 10 minutes walk away and only 3 Yuan each way to Nanjing road compared to Y200 plus return via taxi. Time on Metro was only 10 minutes.
The glass observation deck is for the adventure minded. Plenty of shops for memories.
Written January 5, 2020
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steve1118
Shanghai, China85 contributions
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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Daniel C
Middlesbrough, UK163 contributions
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
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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Monika K.
Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland83 contributions
May 2019
The TV tower, which is 468 meters high and is the fifth highest tower in the world. For me it's a must-see when traveling in Shanghai. I recommend you dare to enter the observation deck, which allows you to see the city from a different perspective. Spectacular views of the Huangpu River and buildings and skyscrapers.
Written April 6, 2020
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mamunur0801
Bangladesh54 contributions
Mar 2019
The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower is located just beside the Huangpu River. This Tower is open for tourists and you can visit anytime from 10:00am to 06:00pm. The authority allows tourists in batches and after 06:00 pm no tourists are allowed to enter. Once on the top, you can see the spectacular view of the Shanghai downtown..the city of lights. Please plan to enter by 03:00pm to avoid rush.
Written February 15, 2020
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kiwiawayMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia306 contributions
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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Travelbanana
Da Nang, Vietnam35 contributions
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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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
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
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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