The Oriental Pearl Tower landmark of Shanghai

The Oriental Pearl Tower Shanghai Shanghai Region
As a distinct landmark of Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl Tower consists of fifteen observatory levels with the highest one at 1148ft. From this vantage point, the views of the Bund, the Huangpu River and the lighted buildings of Pudong are remarkable.

Architectural Symbol 

In the eyes of foreigners, the Oriental Pearl Tower is the symbol of Shanghai. Its particular shape makes it distinctive from other buildings of Pudong thus attracting numerous tourists. The Oriental Pearl Tower was tallest structure in China prior to the construction of the Jinmao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Centre.

Panorama of Huangpu River and The Bund

The Oriental Pearl Tower consists of fifteen balls but only three are currently available for visitors. The largest and lowest is large enough to accommodate 1,600 people! This ball is actually a rotating platform that allows the visitor to stand still and have an exceptional moving panorama that scrolls in front of them. The two other towers - though smaller, offer a more overhanging view on the river and the Bund. It is also equipped with a lift moving at a speed of 7 meters per second.

Shanghai History Museum 

Located at the base of the Oriental Pearl Tower, the museum’s collections focus on the history of Shanghai over a hundred years from the opening as the port in1843. The history of the city is presented through multimedia presentations and imaginative exhibitions.


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