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“Overcrowded”

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
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$97.00*
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Dinner at the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant with Transfers
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$114.99*
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Private Tour: Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum
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$35.00*
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Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights
Ranked #11 of 1,323 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.
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Beautiful tower, beautiful sights but it was just way too overcrowded for my liking. Plenty of people sitting on the sides when you get up to the main observatory that it's hard to even get to the window to snap a photo. Very long wait to get up. However, the upper level glass floor skydeck definitely compensates for the crowd and should not be missed.

I'd recommend going across to Shanghai World Financial Center's observatory. A much better experience overall: plenty of historical briefing of Shanghai, an awesome experience within the building and far less crowds. The view is higher and there's a restaurant on the lower level to enjoy a few beverages after. However, Oriental Pearl is one of those 'must-dos', so maybe check out both if you've got the time - and the patience.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The place is amazing.
Great skydeck, you can enjoy there.
Must visit place. Amazing view, many sections on different floors to visit.

Thank mansok
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I hVE BEEN STARING AT THIS TOWER FROM ACROSS THE BUND, from across an overpass, and from outside the many windows at the Ritz Carlton…I tried to ignore it at first but by the end of my trip- find myself staring at its changing neon colours - great.

Thank FSB G
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

One of the engineering marvel with good architecture. I visited twice and the view of city from top is spectacular and cannot be matched with any other.

Thank Marutha
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We paid for the full tour to the very top. The programme is well organised and staff are very polite. The view is amazing although the pollution means that it is not as good as it could be. We went to the space capsule at the top which was actually a waste of time. My kiddie could not see over the edge and I had to keep lifting her up. The lower platform is amazing with the glass floor and you can get some great photos. Expensive but well worth visiting at least once.

Thank John T
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