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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
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Ranked #10 of 1,320 things to do in Shanghai
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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.
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“A must-see”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Fantastic views from the top, and the glass floor is even more impressive - and scary - than the Blackpool Tower! The only thing better is the Skywalk over the Grand Canyon.

Visited October 2012
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“There's better just five minutes away!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I've done quite a few of the world's tallest buildings and this has nothing on them. Wasn't impressed by this at all. We went at dusk and the skyline wasn't pretty at all compared to places like Hong Kong or Dubai. It's a treck round and the glass walk way is ok. But i though it was overpriced and extremely tacky there's an arcade in the middle of it what sort of experince is that. When I've i'm gone up a building they have always created an experience here is was up, selling you crap from all over the world appose to just things the celebrate the architecture of the building. Need updating as soon people will catch on there's better buildings to go up on the doorstep of this! It's living off it name at the minute. Don't waste you're money here go to the IFC or Jin mao far better!!!!

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“With the city at your feet”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Well worth the price of admission. You get to go to the top of the tower and walk around the observation deck to view the whole of the city and then down the stairs to walk out on a perspex bottomed deck. We were there over the CNY holidays so it wasn't as crowded as I believe it can be on normal days. After the trip to the top we spent time at the history of Shanghai museum on the ground level. This is not to be missed, it was a great introduction to the history of the city and brilliantly done. Don't miss this!

Visited February 2013
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“Don't expect much but go at dusk!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Not much to do once inside the tower but then again I wasn't there to have a meal or fanny about as I went there to see the illuminations of many of Shanghai's skyscrapers light up the expansive city as the sun went down. Was excellent to watch over about 30-45 minutes. Was a bit expensive.

Visited April 2012
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“Cloudy view”
Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Visited during Chinese New Year's week, extremely busy! Ticket line was not long but the Line to get in was very long, it took about an hour from walking into the entrance until boarding the first elevator. It was a cool cay in February, everyone has a winter jacket on and the heat in the waiting area was blasting, unusual for a Chinese building. It would have been nice if they had turned on the ceiling fans to at least circulate the air and provide a breeze.

I purchased the "C" ticket which allowed me to up to the 270 meter level. Elevator rides are nice and fast but very crowded. Elevator operators provided a short narrative in Chinese and English. Observation decks varied, some were inside and some had outside decks depending on level. One gad a plexiglass floor so it appeared that you were standing on air. Yes, it was a tad scary but made for a great picture.

There are plenty of souvenir and snack shops on each level if you are interested. There is also a game room that you dumped into on the 90 meter level.

It was an interesting attraction and I'm glad I did it once.

Thank Walmack
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