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“You must go on the top of the tower if you visit Shanghai.”

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
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Dinner at the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant with Transfers
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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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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.
Chandigarh , India
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“You must go on the top of the tower if you visit Shanghai.”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Don't visit Pearl Tower on holidays, else be prepared to stand in the queue you might not have seen anywhere except at the time of launch of a new iphone by Apple.
When you watch the cars and roads from top floor of the Tower standing on the glass floor that is bullet proof you miss few heartbeats. In spite of knowing that the glass is strong and bullet proof very few visitors have courage to stand and walk on the glass.

Visited August 2012
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Shanghai, China
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“Felt like I was being herded”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I visited The Pearl Tower twice. Why, I went a second time is beyond me. When you first go in you do not realize how long the line is. Then you realize it snakes around and around. When you finally get to elevator there is a staging area outside the elevator the same size of the elevator. They shove as many people as possible in that area, then they shove you in the elevator. The elevator only goes half way up and then you do the whole shoving thing over again. Once you get to the top it is crowded. There is an area at the top with a glass bottom and that is pretty neat and not for the faint of heart.

Then going down, line, shove, line, shove again. If we have friends in town again I will go to The Bund, but I will not go to the top of The Pearl Tower again.

Visited June 2012
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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“Interesting experience. Glass floor is great!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Not as tall as the SWFC but probably more interesting.

The ‘glass viewing floor’ in the SWFC was just small glass windows in the floor, but the Oriental Pearl tower actually has a glass bottom viewing deck that goes 360 degrees around the big bulbous bit at the top of the tower. It looks straight down to the grown and really made my legs go funny.

Visited December 2012
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Tianjin, China
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“Is it worth going up?”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I walked around the base of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and got some amazing photos of it - some of which I am extremely happy with! I decided not to go up, and I don't regret this decision. There are so many better vantage points around the Tower itself that you would be crazy to waste your cash on going up this one! What a beautiful addition to the Shanghai skyline.

Visited November 2012
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“Great view, if the weather cooperates”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

The lines went rather fast, and the elevator zoomed upwards. You can see all around the city, great views. It is not worth the time and money if the day is cloudy so don't even bother. The instructional sign on the left before you go in is super hilarious so take time to read it!

Visited December 2012
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