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Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Opening time:08:30-21:30
Dining:There is a revolving restaurant inside the second sphere of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The restaurant mainly offers buffet of western style. While dining, customers can appreciate the beautiful scene of the city. Besides, customers of the revolving restaurant can enjoy free visit of the tower, including the three spheres and the Shanghai Municipal History Museum.

How to Get There

1)By bus: Take bus 81, 795, 799, 870, 961, 971, 985, 993, 996, Cai Lu Special Line or City Sightseeing Bus and get off at Dong Fang Ming Zhu (Oriental Pearl) Station.
2)By subway: Take Subway Line 2 and get off at Lujiazui Station. Get out from Exit 1 and you can see the tower.


If you are having a Shanghai package tour,our Shanghai travel guide introduce you to see the Oriental Pearl TV Tower,which is one of the Shanghai tourist attractions,thus giving you a complete sightseeing in Shanghai.
Towering high above Pudong New Area, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower has been the outstanding landmark of Shanghai since its completion in 1995. The tower is 468 meters high, the highest in Asia and the third highest in the world, next to the 553-meter-high CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, and the 540-meter-high TV Tower in Ostankino Tower in Moscow, Russia.

The tower includes 15 spheres of different sizes at different levels creating an artistic conception of "large and small pearls dropping onto a jade plate". It has become a symbolic piece of architecture and a favorite sight for tourists in Shanghai.

There is a revolving teahouse and a sightseeing platform in the TV tower, where the largest ball can accommodate 1600 people. Here visitor can get a panoramic view of the Bund and Pudong New area.


It is amazing that this ultra-modern tower combines ancient concepts such as the spherical pearls, with 21st Century technology, commerce, recreation, educational and conference facilities. All of this and it really is a TV and radio tower that services the Shanghai area with more than nine television channels and upwards of ten FM radio channels. Truly, 'oriental pearl' is the most suitable name for this tower.


After visiting the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, visitors can have a Huangpu River cruise if you like. The cost of the cruise varies according to the ships you choose.

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