September 2, 2010

Oriental Pearl Tower

Keeping with my tradition of visiting the notable skyscrapers and towers of cities that I visit, I did not pass up the chance to go up Shanghai's iconic Oriental Pearl Tower. The 468-meter tower is located at the Pudong district, near the banks of Huangpo River.

Since we only paid the 100 RMB entrance we were only able to climb up to the 263m level. The observation deck, located in one of the spheres, affords a 360-degree view of Shanghai. The view deck has a part with glass floors that gives vertigo-inducing experience.

Useful Info: Entrance fee is 100 RMB, 280 RMB if you want with a meal at the revolving restaurant at the 267m level. You may want to avoid going up the tower during weekends, as the number of visitors will ruin the experience.

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