The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a popular tourist spot in Shanghai. The oriental culture is reflected in its style and architecture. The body of the tower comprises one delicate sphere that is small in size as well as two large glittering spheres. The upper sphere offers a panoramic view of the city. The level from which sightseeing can be enjoyed in the upper sphere is 263 meters in height and 45 meters in circumference.
There are several characteristic features of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai. This includes the 11 spheres in the structure that are of varied sizes. These spheres are placed on different levels, hanging from above and falling down on to the green lawns, looking like precious stones being dropped on a green plate.
A science fiction city is located inside the architectural base of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai. There is a space city inside the lower sphere of Oriental Pearl TV Tower. You would enjoy strolling in mid-air along the unique, one-and-only, all-glass paneled, 360° observatory in the world.
At the Shanghai history museum, you can gain knowledge about the development of Shanghai via the multi-media exhibition.
The other facilities offered at the tower include shopping, accommodation, catering, broadcasting, recreation and TV transmission. There is a revolving restaurant in the upper sphere that revolves once in every hour. Visitors can also enjoy a pleasant time at the piano-bar and, the disco ball inside the tower.
The tower also offer cruising tours with its three cruises that offer extraordinary sightseeing decks, and spacious and comfortable sightseeing cabins.
- Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower is not only the highest tower in Asia but, it is also the third- highest in the world, ranked just after the TV towers in Moscow, Russia and Toronto, Canada.
- The construction work of this 468-meter-high tower was completed on 1st October, 1994.
- The China National Tourism Administration named it as AAAAA scenic area in 2007.
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is located beside Huangpu River, at the tip of Lujiazui in Pudong district, of Shanghai, China. Pudong airport is the closest airport. Shanghai is well served by a good number of buses, and a subway, so traveling in Shanghai is easy. You can also reach the tower via ferry routes.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower as the weather is pleasant.
The tower opens from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm.
The ticket prices vary depending on which part of the tower you want to visit.
Nearby Attractions: Bund International Architecture Exhibition, Era Time, Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao), Shanghai Circus World and Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).