Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Pudong shore - Shanghai

Pudong shore - Shanghai by Koen Blanquart. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Constructed between 1991 and 1995, this is currently the 3rd tallest tower in the world and the tallest in Asia at 468 meters. It is located on the tip of Pudong district, directly across the water from the famous Bund. It's situation gives stunning views in every direction—Especially at night. There are four levels within the tower: The highest at 350 meters is small and the curved glass spoils any photography. The larger two level sphere has platforms at 263 meters and 259 meters. The upper floor houses a 350 seat revolving restaurant and lower level is the best for photography as its viewing platform is open to the air. The lowest level at 90 meters contains some space related attractions. In the base of the tower is Shanghai Municipal Museum which is entered separately.

Map showing location of Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Above: Location of Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, Shanghai, China