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Shanghai Oriental Pearl Television Tower

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Grand View of Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Television Tower known as Oriental Pearl Tower is a famous landmark located in Lujiazui Economic Zone, Pudong New Area. It is located on Century Avenue No.1, Pudong New Zone, close to Huangpu River and opposite to the Bund, and the headquarters of Shanghai International News Center. The Oriental Pearl Tower is designed by Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co., Ltd. The construction commences in 1991 and completes in 1994. The total investment is 830,000,000 RMB. The total height of the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Television Tower is 467.9 meters, ranks the third tallest building in Asia and the fifth tallest building in the world, only next to Japanese Tokyo Skytree Television Tower with a height of 634 meters, Guangzhou New Television Tower with a height of 600 meters, Canadian CN Tower with a height of 553.3 meters and Russian Ostankino Television Tower with a height of 540.1 meters. It is one of the landmarks of Shanghai as well.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower is highlighted with a special design, it as a whole looks like a big super pillar comprised of the tower base, three big columns with a diameter of 9 meters, lower part of ball-style room, middle part of ball-style room and the upper part like space capsule. In harmony with the two huge ball-style buildings of Shanghai International Conference Center, a traditional poetic imagery themed with big pearl and small pearl create a musical beauty via dropping onto the jade plate, which a part of ancient poem named Pipaxing(琵琶行, Song Played by Pipa) created by Bai Juyi(白居易, 772-846), a great poet of Late Tang Dynasty. The Oriental Pearl Tower has 15 floors for sightseeing, and the top floor is in the ball like a space capsule with a height of 350 meters. The lower one also has a height of 263 meters. Additionally, there are two outdoor sightseeing floors respectively with a height of 259 meters and 90 meters. The revolving restaurant has a height of 267 meters. Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower also has the roles of exhibition, dining and shopping. There is a site known as the space hotel with 20 guestrooms located between two balls as well. The designer is Jiang Huacheng(江欢成), a famous civil engineering expert, and the academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and the chief engineer of Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Group, and used to be in charge of the design of Indonesian Djakarta Television Tower and Shanghai Jinmao Tower, which is in the neighborhood of Shanghai World Finance Center.

As the new landmark of Shanghai travel, Shanghai Oriental Pearl Television Tower plays a role of TV signal transmitting, amusement and traveling. The upper sightseeing part with a height of 263 meters and the ball of space capsule with a height of 350 meters are the best site to have a full bird’s eye view. The revolving restaurant is also its highlight. The ground floor is Shanghai Urban History Development Museum, which re-exhibits the people’s life of old Shanghai and it is an epitome of Shanghai history beginning with its opening as a trade port. Today, Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower has ranked one of Shanghai Top Ten New Attractions, and as a hot tourist attraction, Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower was approved as a five-A tourist attraction nationwide in 2007, which is also the top level of assessment standard.

The Huangpu River Cruise Service is also available via Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower. There are three typical cruises respectively Cruise China, Cruise Oriental Pearl and Cruise Oriental Pearl 2. Shanghai Oriental Pearl Television Tower is 23 kilometers away from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport; tourists roughly need 35 minutes to arrive in the airport. And it is 43 kilometers away from Shanghai Pudong International Airport; tourists roughly need 50 minutes to arrive. The famous banks surrounding it include The Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong and Shang Hai Banking Cooperation (HSBC), Citibank and Development Bank of Singapore. The famous hotels surrounding it include Shangri-la Hotel, Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Gran Melia Hotel Shanghai.

shanghai oriental pearl tower
Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower
shanghai oriental pearl tower
Shanghai Oriental Pearl Television Tower



The Ticket Price to Visit Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower.

Category

Types of Ticket

What included

Market Prices

Coupon Ticket

Sightseeing and

Cruises

Upper Ball Sightseeing, Shanghai Urban History Development Museum and Huangpu River Cruise

180

Sightseeing

Ticket A

The Space Capsule, Upper Ball Sightseeing, Lower Ball Sightseeing(including an item) and Shanghai Urban History Development Museum

180

Ticket B

Upper Ball Sightseeing, Lower Ball Sightseeing(including an item) and Shanghai Urban History Development Museum

150

Ticket C

Upper Ball Sightseeing and Shanghai Urban History Development Museum

120

Revolving

Restaurant

Lunch

Upper Ball Sightseeing, Lower Ball Sightseeing(including an item) and Shanghai Urban History Development Museum

268

Dinner

298

Cruises

Cruise Zhonghua

Cruise Pearl

Top Grade

120

First Grade

100




How to visit Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

BUS No.870 (Oriental Pearl Tower to Pudong Avenue to Yangpu Bridge to Zhongyua Xincun)
BUS No.871 (Oriental Pearl Tower to people's Square to West Nanjin road)
BUS No.872 (Oriental Pearl Tower to tangqiao to Nanpu Bridge to Xujianhui to Shanghai Stadium)
Public Buses: Buses No.81, NO.82, tunnel buses No.3, No.4, No.5 and No.6
Ferry boats: Lujin Line, Taigong Line

The official website in Chinese: www.orientalpearltower.com












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