Standing 468 meters high, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is one of the highest towers in Asia. Tourists may climb the tower for ... More
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Standing 468 meters high, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is one of the highest towers in Asia. Tourists may climb the tower for panoramic views of the city. The ground floor features a shopping area, cafe, and an international city exhibit. It also offers deluxe conference rooms that have hosted leaders and VIPs from around the world. On clear days, the upper levels of this tower, measuring no less than 263 meters in height, offer spectacular views of the city.
I enjoyed every every bit of what i saw, especially the Artificial men posing on the ground floor (basement), But what was rather not well was the route around was narrow and as for Holiday (01st Oct Chinas Independence day) it took us more than four hours to reach to the elevator meandering in the hall way. otherwise i enjoyed my visit to the Oriental tower and even posted a letter home (Uganda - Africa) on the Highest post office in the world.
There is an admission cost (sorry, it was included in our Costco Kirkland Signature tour package so I don't know the price), but go ahead and spend the money. The view takes in the whole city --- or at least as one can see in the smog. New architecture in the city redevelopment is quite fascinating.
It's very crowed, but everything in China is crowed, so don't let that stop you.
Don't miss the historical museum displays on the way back down.
The Oriental Pearl Tower was truly the landmark of Shanghai towering over the Shanghai skyline. It is better seen from the Bund but it was unfortunate that we went there on May 1 when the Chinese flocked to the area since it was a holiday and we have to move hard for every inch in order to move.
Live very near New York City so i'm jaded or spoiled but the dinning experience in Oriental Pearl at night is quite impressive. The food is probably as good(or as mediocre), as the former Windows on the World,(sad), and the views, with the rotating dinning room are more spectacular. It is an experience, if you visit Shaghai, that one should not miss. China is just so impressive and facinating. It is a interesting nice enigma that is fast transforming itself and the people I encountered in multiple trips are as varied as you would find in New York and Omaha. They are nice people and Shanghi, with its restaurants, Wall St. equivalent, i.e. The Bund; downtown, museums, Greenwich village scenario, NEW BUILDINGS and traffic are like a "new" New York of San Francisco. IF you haven't been, by all means if you can go,go now, before the Olympics for cheaper prices or during or after if that is your pleasure BUT GO!
This 468 meters high (1,536 feet) tower is the world's third tallest TV and radio tower surpassed in height only by towers in Toronto, Canada and Moscow, Russia. However, even more alluring than its height is the tower's unique architectural design that makes the Oriental Pearl TV Tower one of the most attractive places anywhere.
I visited Shanghai Spring 98' and recently Oct 07 & was amazed with the development of skyscrappers! Best view of the skyscrappers is from the Oriental Pearl Tower. I wld recommend going up the tower about 4.30pm/5pm as you'll be able to see the day and night view. Sunsets at 5.30pm during Autumn. The view was awesome. Good experience & have a 360 degree view of Shanghai's city.
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