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    Pictures of Various Towers in Orient TV Tower

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 22, 2014

    the assorted towers around the world, i've been in some of them.

    The common feature of various Towers around The World, whether the Oriental TV Tower here in Shanghai, the Btiexco Tower in Saigon, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, The CN Tower in Toronto, etc. these towers Feature a section where the heights and pictures of the various towers around the world are placed side by side in an area and are sort of compared in a way and here in the Orental Pearl Tower, it is placed in the Upper Observatory Area.

    Admission to the Oriental TV Tower Upper Sphere Observation Deck, lower sphere and Shanghai Municipal History Museum is 160 RMB per person and for admission for all areas (Space Module, upper sphere, lower sphere, and Shanghai Municipal History Museum) is at 220 RMB per person.

    open from 8;30 am to 9:30 pm everyday

    the towers again the towers
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    by machomikemd Updated Oct 22, 2014

    the views of Shanghai and Beyond

    The Tower was built in 1994 and it has a height of 468 meters (1,536 feet) high tower is the world's sixth and China's second tallest TV and radio tower. It was built with a unique architectural design of 11 spheres, big and small. The two largest spheres, along the length of the tower, have diameters of 50 meters for the lower and 45 meters for the upper. They are linked by three columns, each about 9 meters in diameter. The Tower is divided into 15 observation levels (the highest Shpere is called the Space Module (you need to pay extral 50 RMB to enter it, beside the usual Combo Ticket entrance to the other Observation Decks). The Middle Sphere is the Sightseiing level and the Lower Sphere is the Space City. It also houses the inner tower, which is a recreational palace, while the Shanghai Municipal History Museum is located in the tower's pedestal. The Tower also has exhibition facilities, restaurants and a shopping mall and a 25 room boutque hotel called the Space Hotel, located beneath the two large Spheres.

    At Night, the tower is bathe with various colorful LED Lights that is a nice sight to see.

    Admission to the Oriental TV Tower Upper Sphere Observation Deck, lower sphere and Shanghai Municipal History Museum is 160 RMB per person and for admission for all areas (Space Module, upper sphere, lower sphere, and Shanghai Municipal History Museum) is at 220 RMB per person.

    open from 8;30 am to 9:30 pm everyday

    in the tower friend and the tour guide pose friend pose what a view
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    by machomikemd Updated Oct 22, 2014

    into the Orient Pearl TV Tower.

    The Tower was built in 1994 and it has a height of 468 meters (1,536 feet) high tower is the world's sixth and China's second tallest TV and radio tower. It was built with a unique architectural design of 11 spheres, big and small. The two largest spheres, along the length of the tower, have diameters of 50 meters for the lower and 45 meters for the upper. They are linked by three columns, each about 9 meters in diameter. The Tower is divided into 15 observation levels (the highest Shpere is called the Space Module (you need to pay extral 50 RMB to enter it, beside the usual Combo Ticket entrance to the other Observation Decks). The Middle Sphere is the Sightseiing level and the Lower Sphere is the Space City. It also houses the inner tower, which is a recreational palace, while the Shanghai Municipal History Museum is located in the tower's pedestal. The Tower also has exhibition facilities, restaurants and a shopping mall and a 25 room boutque hotel called the Space Hotel, located beneath the two large Spheres.

    At Night, the tower is bathe with various colorful LED Lights that is a nice sight to see.

    Admission to the Oriental TV Tower Upper Sphere Observation Deck, lower sphere and Shanghai Municipal History Museum is 160 RMB per person and for admission for all areas (Space Module, upper sphere, lower sphere, and Shanghai Municipal History Museum) is at 220 RMB per person.

    open from 8;30 am to 9:30 pm everyday

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    Oriental Pearl TV Tower day outside View

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 22, 2014

    various view of the Oriental TV Tower taken from various areas like in the Bund, just across the Huangou Underground Tunnel Entrance and along the Pudong District. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is an Iconic Landmark in Pudong District and once was the tallest in Shanghai up to 2007 but it was surpassed by the other Highrises like the 88 Story Jinmao Tower Nearby.

    Admission to the Oriental TV Tower Upper Sphere Observation Deck, lower sphere and Shanghai Municipal History Museum is 160 RMB per person and is open from 8;30 am to 9:30 pm everyday

    me my friend bund view
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    Transparent Fiberglass at Orient Pearl Tower

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 22, 2014

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    although fiberglass is as strong as steel, you would have a feeling of vertigo once you stepped in these transparent fiberglass panels in the Upper Sphere of Orient pearl tower! The Upper Sphere houses the lower obsevation deck of the tower and is divided into the inner observation deck and the outer Transparent Fiberglass Area where the adventurous people take selfies and groufies with the transparent fiberglass at their backgrounds.

    Admission to the Oriental TV Tower Upper Sphere Observation Deck, lower sphere and Shanghai Municipal History Museum is 160 RMB per person and is open from 8;30 am to 9:30 pm everyday

    vertigo! our guide is not afraid! but we are! can't go there
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    View Shanghai from the Oriental Pearl Tower

    by meteorologist1 Written Jan 7, 2012

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    Take an elevator up to the Oriental Pearl Tower to get a fantastic view of Shanghai and Pudong. There are actually three levels (spheres) you can visit -- at heights of 90 m, 263 m, and 350 m. One of the levels has a glass floor, where you can look directly beneath your feet to the street below. A very cool experience! Tickets are not cheap -- 180 yuan per person as of December 2011. But if you are into ascending tall structures and skyscrapers, this visit is worth it.

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    The Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    by ZenLady34 Written Dec 12, 2011

    This 468 meters high TV tower is world's third tallest radio and tv tower located in the Pudong area.

    It is possible to visit the tower in three different observation levels. We thought at first not to go there but actually it was really a worth visit. It is not just a place to visit due to sightseeing but it offered for kids a "play hall" and some big plastic Star War (not sure what they were, but I'm guessing Star Wars..) figures. In addition it offers 360 degree view to Shanghai.

    The entrance fee was something like 200RM per person.

    Possibility to win your fear of hights... Star Wars figure??
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    Shanghai History Museum - Pearl TV Tower

    by Mikebb Updated Jun 30, 2011

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    When we had finished on the Observation Level we were taken down several levels to the Shanghai History Museum and restaurant level. We had over an hour free time to look through the museum.

    The displays were excellent with life like people in scenes depicting the way of life during the 19th century and earlier. Some scenes were city life, others were farm scenes and there were some on the years prior to World War ll.

    The only criticism I have is there was little security over the displays and the general public would enter the displays, handle the exhibits and have their photo taken.

    Entry is included with Oriental Pearl TV Tower entry.

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    View From Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    by Mikebb Updated Jun 29, 2011

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    The main reason for going up to the Observation Floor is for the view over Shanghai city, the Huangpu River with the beautiful cruise boats, and for some the excitement of the height. For sure you will have the opportunity to take beautiful photos, but the buz of the crowd combined with the "toy like" buildings and vehicles below brought home to me the wonder of this man made structure.

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    Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    by Mikebb Updated Jun 27, 2011

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    At 468 metres the Oriental Pearl Tower is the highest in Asia and second in the world to the CN Tower in Toronto. I have been to the top of both towers, the CN in 2007 and Shanghai May 2011. Both are marvellous buildings with wonderful views over the city and landscape.

    Our visit to The Oriental Pearl TV Tower was on a fine day allowing us to enjoy the view which was suffering a little from the smog. This did not reduce the excitement of the tower and there were manu laughts at the antics on the glass floor.

    I actually plucked up enough courage to walk on the glass floor (failed i Toronto) and once done they could not get me off it.

    The web link provides important details on the building.

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    Fantastic views! Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

    by rabbit06 Updated Oct 11, 2010

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    The landmark of Shanghai is a must visit, the views are breathtaking especially at night and if you can find somewhere outside (i did) to click off a few photo's?........the last thing i heard from Shirley was no "smoking..., no photo's".........oop's too late..lmao!!!!! Great pics with no window reflection, fantastic!!!

    Romantic! Beautiful! Love Shanhgai! Customs building. A great view!
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    Shanghai Tower

    by al2401 Updated Jun 19, 2010

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    The Oriental Pearl is the name given to the Shanghai TV Tower in Pudong. It was built between 1990 - 4 and standing at 468m was the tallest structure in China until the Shanghai World Financial Centre was complete in 2007.

    The tower has fifteen observatory levels with the highest at 350m. It is known as the Space Module. The second highest level is in the smaller of the two large spheres located at 267m. There are two main viewing decks in theis sphere. The lower level is at 263m and boasts of a glass floor.

    The Oriental Pearl Tower hosts approximatley three million visitors each year.

    I am not a great fan of towers - a totally illogical fear, as I can go up in a hot air balloon with no fear at all. I only went up to the 2nd sphere and the view is amazing even with the sun going down on a hazy day. To get the lift for the return trip you have to go down a flight of stairs to the second level at 263m - the one with the glass floor! After conquering my panic and having my photo taken sitting on the glass I returned thankfully to earth.

    For all normal people this is a great thing to do while in Shanghai

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    Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    by sweetie_inc Written Mar 29, 2010

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    The Oriental Pearl Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. It is in the centre of Lujiazui, opposite to the Bund which is famous for its grand buildings of various architectural styles. The tower is 468 metres high. It is the highest TV Tower in Asia and is the third highest one in the world.

    The Oriental Pearl Tower features 3 columns, each 9m, and 15 observatory levels. The highest which known as the Space Module is at 350 m. The lower levels are at 263 m which is the Sightseeing Floor and at 90 m which is the Space City. On the 259m Sightseeing Floor, there's the world's highest Air Post Office which avails you to send warm greetings to friends when you are overseeing the city. Six high-speed sightseeing elevators take passengers up to the bubbles of the tower, for a 3 dimensional view over the city.

    I went there and it was too foggy to enjoy 100% of the view..

    The great thing about OPT is the glass-bottomed floor. You can walk over the glass and see through it all the way down to the ground.

    Entrance fee: RMB150 to see everything

    so foggy that u cant see the top of swfc at the top fogginess

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    Fantastic views! Oriental Pearl Tower

    by rabbit06 Updated Jan 13, 2010

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    The landmark of Shanghai is a must visit, the views are breathtaking especially at night when this wonderful city comes alive with all it's beautiful lights, you feel a romance in the air! ( ok... rabbit no need to get soppy!!!!...lol ) But do go and visit, 150 RMB is worth a great look!

    From the bottom! Get your ticket! Romantic views!! The girls! And some shopping!!
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    The Pearl Tower

    by simcard Updated Aug 1, 2009

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    This Tower is considered as the symbol of Shanghai and it is such a popular spot for tourists. Personally I have a few suggestions when you visit there.

    1. Avoid weekends and holidays - otherwise you will spend a whole day standing in the queue.

    2. There are quite a few kinds of tickets. I would suggest you buy the ticket with buffet inside the 2nd top ball (also includes visit to the top). It isn't much more expensive than the visiting tickets, however, you can get to sit at the spinning restaurant and have more time to enjoy the wonderful view of the city. The food is not too bad.

    3. Go when the weather is clear and sky is blue. Otherwise u may not see much when u get up there.

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