Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Once the tallest structure in China, the city’s iconic needle reaches to the sky amid one of the world’s great skylines.

Towering above the Pudong side of the Huangpu River, this circa-1994 broadcasting tower was once the tallest structure in China. Assorted viewing platforms on 15 levels make for tremendous photos and city views (some quite dizzying—the tower’s full height is 1,535 feet). Rotating restaurants, meanwhile, allow for dinner in the sky. When you’re back on the ground, head downstairs to the Shanghai History Museum, where recreations of life in the city’s past include high-tech models and projections. Insider tip: If your schedule allows, visit at night, when the tower’s colorful LED sequences light up the sky. 


  • The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the icon, but the twisting 2,074-foot-tall Shanghai Tower has surpassed it in height and ambition. Behind its glass facades are cafes, restaurants and public spaces, including a view from the 121st floor that you can reach in less than a minute by the world’s speediest elevator.
  • Explore the world’s waters at the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, where a one-of-a-kind 390-foot tunnel replicates global aquatic ecosystems and is stocked with more than 10,000 fish.
  • The Pudong Riverside Promenade and Park are worth a stop for the variety of restaurants and street vendors.

If you go

1 Century Ave.
LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu
Shanghai Shi, 200000, China

+86 21 5879 1888


Hours: Open daily, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. To avoid long lines, buy advance tickets for the observation zones and the Shanghai History Museum

Public transportation: Metro Line 2 to Lujiazui Station.

Recommended time to spend: One to two hours








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