Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by cheese_cake on October 6, 2006

468 metres high, futuristic and pink, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower - third highest in the world - is an unmistakable Shanghai landmark. The building was designed to evoke a series of different-sized pearls (the spheres) falling onto a jade plate (the base), famous lines from a Song dynasty poem on the pleasurable sounds of a Chinese musical instrument. The upper sphere observatory has panoramic 360 degrees views of the city - you can see as far as the Yangtze river! There is also a revolving restaurant, though I've never tried it out.

Admission charge is RMB100. Open daily from 9am to 9pm.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
1 Shi Ji Boulevard, Pu Dong District
Shanghai, China, 200120
+86 (21) 5879 1888


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