Oriental Pearl TV Tower
- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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As Shanghai's most recognizable landmark, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower occupies a prominent place on the city's landscape. Standing tall in the Pudong district, the structure features one revolving restaurant, three legs, 11 spheres, and 15 observatory levels. The most thrilling viewpoints are from the "Space Module"—the highest observation deck, sitting a staggering 1,148 feet above the ground. One TripAdvisor user says, "At the top there is an opportunity to walk round the tower on a glass bottom walkway which gives the opportunity for some really amazing photos." The Shanghai Municipal History Museum also resides here and merits a quick visit.
You can reach the base of the tower from the Lujiazui metro station on line 2. For more information, consult our guide to Getting Around Shanghai. Admission varies depending on where exactly you'd like to go; however, the ticket that will get you into all the observation decks and museum goes for 150 CNY (about $24 USD). The Oriental Pearl TV Tower welcomes visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day.