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“Must-See in Shanghai”

Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
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Dinner at the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant with Transfer
Ranked #9 of 1,312 things to do in Shanghai
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Fee: Yes
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.
Belmont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Must-See in Shanghai”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the Pearl Tower. We went to the very top where you have to don shoe covers. Great views. Interesting structure.

One warning though: we were there in November which is very off season. Judging from the number of switchbacks they had available (which we did not use), they are prepared for very very long lines, so seeing the Pearl Tower might not be worth it during high season. I would not wait in line for an hour to see the tower unless I had nothing else to do.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Must see!”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

I guess the tower is on everybody's todo list and it should be. Even if the bottle opener is higher, this one has the glassed observatory deck which is hard to top. It the weather is good, get up there!

Visited December 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Glass Floor”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Quite fun. Amazing view of Shanghai. The glass floor which (unlike the Sears Tower in Chicago) completely encircles the tower, is not for the faint of heart. The museum is surprisingly engaging and really informative - plan to spend an hour wandering through it.

Visited January 2014
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2014

It was nice architectural building.i didnt go up as there was quite a lot of smog so i wouldnt se much or Bund side. They have different packages include lunch or dinner.

Visited January 2014
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Batam, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nothing New”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

The same tower in all over the world will give the same experience, Over abundant visitor or not enough space to accommodate make the place not comfort, its too crowded, packed.
The glass floor is okay, not available in such another tower. But the view of the Bund bellow is amazing. That"s why I give 4 rating for this attraction. Spend 2 to 3 hours to enjoy the view.

Visited December 2013
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