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  • Address: Lujiazui Lu 2, Shanghai, China
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Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu Guangbo Dianshi Ta) Tours

Once the tallest building in Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower remains one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in Pudong, part of the skyline visible from The Bund. The sci-fi-esque 1,535-foot (468-meter) tower houses observation platforms, a glass-bottomed walkway, rotating restaurant, as well as the Shanghai History Museum in its basement.
 
The Basics
The Oriental Pearl Tower’s facade is impossible to miss during a Shanghai visit. There are plenty of excuses to get inside, too. Learn Shanghai’s history in the basement museum, dine with 360-degree views in the rotating restaurant, or see the views from the observation decks. Hop aboard a Huangpu River cruise or book a sightseeing tour that stops along The Bund for a photo op of the skyscraper’s famous views across the river.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Oriental Pearl Tower is a must-see for families with kids, photographers, and architecture buffs.
  • Try to see the tower from across the river and up close for the complete picture.
  • Most tours including the Oriental Pearl Tower provide hotel pickup and drop-off in Shanghai.
  • Don’t forget your camera: The view of the tower from across the river ranks as one of the most well-known images of Shanghai.
 
How to Get There
Situated in Pudong Park, the Oriental Pearl Tower is well-connected by public transportation. Take the metro line 2 to Lujiazui Station and leave through Exit 1, take one of several public buses to Lujiazui Huanlu Fenhelu Station, or for something different, ride through The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel to the Pudong side of the Huangpu River.
 
When to Get There
This Shanghai tower is visible from The Bund all the time, but the best views are at night when the spheres light up with colorful lights. Attractions within the tower are open daily throughout the year, though you should avoid visiting during Chinese national holidays when they’ll get very crowded.
 
Choose Your Height
The Oriental Pearl has five levels with visitor attractions. The tallest, at 1,152 feet (351 meters), is the Space capsule. The most popular area sits at 863 feet (263 meters), where you’ll find the main observation platform with its panoramic views of Shanghai city, while the 850-foot (259-meter) level has a circular glass-bottomed walkway. Thrill-seekers should try the VR roller coaster at 312 feet (95 meters), and a multimedia theater occupies 256-feet (78-meters) level.

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Dinner at the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant with Transfers, Shanghai, null
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Dinner at the Oriental Pearl Tower Revolving Restaurant with Transfers

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Experience a dinner at the Oriental Pearl Tower revolving restaurant in Pudong, offering a fabulous bird's eye view of Shanghai's skyline. This tour includes ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.00
Private Tour: Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum, Shanghai, Dining ... 
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Private Tour: Zhujiajiao, Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai History Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

On this private guided tour of Shanghai, explore the quaint river town of Zhujiajiao and its historical streets and bridges. Return to the city to visit the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.99
Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights, Shanghai, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 70 Reviews

If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a great understanding of Shanghai, its people, history and culture, then this private day ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch, Shanghai, Custom Private Tours
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Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

This 8-hour tour will explore both the traditional and modern aspects of Shanghai. Visit the Chenghuangmiao, Yuyuan Garden, the famous Bund, People's Square, ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.00
Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour, Shanghai, City Tours
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Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

Discover Shanghai’s most incredible city attractions and beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town during this wonderful private day tour. Accompanied by a professional ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.00
Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights, Shanghai, Custom Private Tours
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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 Reviews

This great 8-hour Shanghai city tour takes you to discover the must see sites in Shanghai from its old and modern perspectives, from its colonial Bund ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.00
Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining Experience, Shanghai, Custom Private ... 
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Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Enjoy a night in Shanghai by starting a 60-minute night cruise on beautiful Huangpu River where you can see amazing city landmarks, such as Oriental Pearl TV ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.80
Shanghai Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket, Shanghai, Night Cruises
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Shanghai Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Shanghai Tower is nowadays one of the highest buildings in the world and a top attraction in China. The observation deck on the 118th floor offers you ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 1 to 12 hrs

From USD $27.00
Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour, Shanghai, Attraction Tickets
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Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Welcome to Shanghai! This private layover tour is 100% customized based on your needs. The pick up point can be either from your airport or hotel in Shanghai ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai Region, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Coach Day Tour: Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch, Shanghai, Layover Tours
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Coach Day Tour: Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of Shanghai, old and new, on this 10-hour coach tour with separate guide and driver. Visit Yuyuan Garden, Old Street, The Bund, ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.77

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