Oriental Pearl Tower is a television tower situated in Shanghai, China. The tower, which stands at a height of 468m was designed by architects Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin, and Zhang Xiulin. It was built from 1991 to 1994. The three columned structure has 11 spheres of which some include platforms for observation decks and restaurants which are popular with tourists. The towers main purpose is television and radio broadcasting. At night the tower is recognisable by its LED lighting.
If using public transport, Shanghai's subway system is the best option. Take the subway to ‘Dongchang Road’ which is a short walk away. You can also take a bus to the tower, the 81, 82, 314 and 993 buses all stop outside the tower.
Opening Times and Admission
The tower has various observation decks open to the public. The decks are open from 8.30am-9pm and a ticket, which gives you access to the various levels will set you back 220 CNY. The restaurant in the tower is open for buffet lunch and dinner services, it is advised to book in advance.