Oriental Pearl TV Tower Travel Tips

On August 25, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Places of Interest, Shanghai, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Oriental Pearl TV Tower has 15 observation decks. The highest observation deck-Space Cabin is situated in the 350 meters. Lower is the main deck, it is in the 263 meters. The outdoor observation decks are in 259 meters and 90 meters. The revolving restaurant is in the 267 meters. Except for sightseeing, Oriental Pearl TV […]

Oriental Pearl TV Tower has 15 observation decks. The highest observation deck-Space Cabin is situated in the 350 meters. Lower is the main deck, it is in the 263 meters. The outdoor observation decks are in 259 meters and 90 meters. The revolving restaurant is in the 267 meters. Except for sightseeing, Oriental Pearl TV Tower also has other functions as display, eating, shopping and so on. Between the two big balls, there is the Space Hotel which has 20 rooms.

Best Time to Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Shanghai belongs to subtropical marine monsoon climate. The main features of the climate are warm in spring, hot in summer, cool in autumn and cold in winter; annual rainfall is appropriate and seasonal distribution is evenly. In a word, the climate is mild and humid with four distinct seasons. From March to May is the best time to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower, because during that time, the weather is warm and flowers bloom. From June to July is the rain season. During that time, weather changes rapidly. And the rainfall during that time occupies a quarter of the annual rainfall, so you’ better not go out during that time. July and August are the hottest months. Recently Shanghai becomes hotter and hotter. There are about ten days that the temperature will reach more than 35°C in a year. From January to February is the coldest time. You’d better bring glove, scarf and hat with you to stay warm. Few days in Shanghai are snowing, sometimes no snow all year round. From August to September, typhoon frequently happens. You should bring umbrella in case that it rains.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower Best Route

A ticket for three balls is 150 Yuan/person; the opening time is 8:30~21:30

B ticket for two balls is 135 Yuan/person; the opening time is 8:30~21:30

C the price of the revolving restaurant lunch buffet is 200 Yuan/ person; the opening time is 11:00~14:00. The price of the revolving restaurant dinner buffet is 280 Yuan/person; the opening time is 17:00~21:00

D Huangpu River Cruise costs 50 Yuan/person. The opening time is 10:00~11:00, 12:00~14:00, 15:00~16:00, 19:00~20:00.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower Ticket

The opening time is 8:00~21:30

The tickets of Oriental Pearl TV Tower: the price of the first ball ticket is 100 Yuan/person. The ticket of the second ball and the exhibition hall costs 135 Yuan/person. The ticket for all the three balls is 150 Yuan/person. The ticket including River tunnel, two balls sightseeing and exhibition hall costs 150 Yuan/person. The City History Exhibition Hall costs 35 Yuan/person.

Discount: children under 1.2 meters can have 50% discount; the old over 70 years old can have 40% discount.

How to get to Oriental Pearl TV Tower

By bus: you can take No.81, No.82, No.85, No.583, No.774, No.795, No.798, No.799, No.870, No.961, No.971, No.985, No.992, No.993, No.996, or the Lujiazui tour bus. Get off at the Lujiazui Station.

Cruise Terminal

On August 25, 2011, in Places of Interest, Rivers & Gorges, Shanghai, Transportation, by Jack Li

Situated inside the LujiazuiRiversideGarden on Huangpu River bank, the Cruise Terminal is an attraction assembles sightseeing, entertainment, carting and more.  The Mingyuan Hotel (also known as Seagull Boat House) has a four—floor restaurant which can contain 1500 guests at the same time.  To provide comprehensive service, Banquet Hall, Multiple-function Hall and Sightseeing room are set […]

Situated inside the LujiazuiRiversideGarden on Huangpu River bank, the Cruise Terminal is an attraction assembles sightseeing, entertainment, carting and more.  The Mingyuan Hotel (also known as Seagull Boat House) has a four—floor restaurant which can contain 1500 guests at the same time.  To provide comprehensive service, Banquet Hall, Multiple-function Hall and Sightseeing room are set up inside the hotel.   Covering an area of more than 2200sqm and mingling with other attractions perfectly, the Cruise Terminal is another new attraction of Shanghai.  Visiting along the Pu River by the Oriental Pearl Cruise Boat, you can have a good taste of prosperous industry and flourish city.  The external form of the terminal, which resembles a seagull spreading its wing, combines nature and fashion very well.  At night, seen from far away, the whole terminal is illuminated and colorful.

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Shanghai Municipal History Museum

On August 25, 2011, in Museums, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

Shanghai Municipal History Museum is the specialized museum to introduce the development history of Shanghai over the past century. It is situated in the Lingmi Hall of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Its display area is over 6,000 squares. On May 12, it was officially opened. The museum is a creative history display which combined […]

Shanghai Municipal History Museum is the specialized museum to introduce the development history of Shanghai over the past century. It is situated in the Lingmi Hall of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Its display area is over 6,000 squares.

On May 12, it was officially opened. The museum is a creative history display which combined various elements as history, culture, appreciation, sightseeing and recreation. When you are walking through the museum, you would recall what the old Shanghai looked like and enjoy the culture of Shanghai. The museum focused on the ornamental aspect and visitors’ participation. It uses the display technique ‘melting objects in scene’ and high technical means, making the display objects, models, props, audio and video multimedia and light mixed together. The static display mainly use wax figures, relics and props; the dynamic display takes advantage of the combination of the real scene and movie. It looks very vivid. Through those methods people not only feel the historical and cultural heritage, but also the charm of the modern high technology. The precious relics, records, pictures with the help of advanced video and audio equipment vividly showed the history of the developments of Shanghai. The museum could divide into six parts – concessions, old Shanghai municipal buildings and streetscape, modern city economy, modern culture, city life and political situation. The museum displays the profound changes of Shanghai in the political, economic, cultural, social, life and other aspects comprehensively.

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Fly to Shanghai and Enjoy Yourselves

On November 12, 2010, in Shanghai, Tips & Ideas, Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Book Shanghai Flights and explore Shanghai, surely you will have wonderful experience here. Shanghai, nowadays, has been well-known by tourists all over the world; during their china travel one  city which can not be missed is Shanghai. Shanghai is located in the east of China and faces the China East Sea. With the marine transport […]

Book Shanghai Flights and explore Shanghai, surely you will have wonderful experience here. Shanghai, nowadays, has been well-known by tourists all over the world; during their china travel one  city which can not be missed is Shanghai.

Shanghai is located in the east of China and faces the China East Sea. With the marine transport and air transport, Shanghai has received millions of travelers. What’s more, being the largest city in China, Shanghai is the economic, financial, trading, and shipping center of China mainland. Owing to the fact that Shanghai has a profound modern urban culture and many historical monuments, it is now reputed as an international metropolis. In the next few years, Shanghai is committed to becoming an international financial center and shipping center.  Shanghai has international airports, such as Pudong International Airport. Many international airlines have flights to Shanghai, such as Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Continental Airlines, and so on. Therefore, it is very convenient to travel to Shanghai by air.

Top attractions

The Bund is the classic image of Shanghai and the city’s main attraction. Sweeping along the western side of the Huangpu River, the majestic buildings date back to Shanghai’s grandest days. Many banks and financial companies built impressive offices here in the early 20th century when Shanghai was the financial capital of Asia. The city side of The Bund is packed with classic architecture. Buildings to look out for include the old Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, the Customs House and its landmark clock, the Bank of China and the Peace Hotel.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower located in Pudong, stands a staggering 468 meters making it the tallest tower in Asia. Tourists can go to several observatory decks and in clear weather can get a superb view of The Bund and Shanghai, as well as Sheshan, Chongming Island and the Huangpu River in the distance. The tower also has a hotel, revolving restaurant, karaoke parlors and bars.

 

Yuyuan Garden is a traditional Chinese park complete with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. This small park is located in the heart of Shanghai’s old Chinese quarter and links to Yuyuan Market. Built in 1559, in the Suzhou style by a high official in honor of his father, the garden has maintained its classic beauty over the centuries. The Pavilion of Spring in the northeast section of the park is famous for being the headquarters of the anti-imperialist “Little Sword Society”, who in 1853 led an uprising against Qing rule and occupied Shanghai for 17 months. Weapons, coins and other objects used by the society are now housed in an exhibition hall.

Actually, there are many other attractions in Shanghai, and also famous restaurants. Shanghai is China’s biggest port city, since ancient time, it was thronged by traders from all over the world and was densely populated with both Chinese and foreigners. Different cultures can find their positions or even blend with each other here. Generally speaking, restaurants in Shanghai feature the various kinds of dishes, like Beijing food, Yangzhou food, Wuxi food, Catonese food, Hangzhou food, and Shanghai’s local dishes. Moreover, you can find famous dishes from many countries, such as western cafes, American food, Japanese food, Indian food, Korean food, and more.One of the famous Shanghai snacks is Crab-brown Flaky Pastry. It is crispy, delicious, aromatic and as brown as the color of a cooked crab. The fillings include green onions, pork, crab meat, shrimp, sugar, mashed beans, and jujube paste. All these snacks are delicious and you can have a try.

So, Travel to Shanghai and explore here yourselves.

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