The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower in Shanghai is a prominent landmark of the city due to its location at the tip of the locality of Lujiazui, beside the Huangpu River. Soaring over 1,500 feet into the sky, it stood as the tallest structure in the country for 13 years until the Shanghai World Financial Cente was completed in 2008. Notable features of the tower include its spherical structures, observatory levels and antenna spire. The tower houses a total of 15 observatory levels, with the highest level - Space Module - positioned at a height of 350 metres. Visitors to the tower will be able to take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city in the distance. The tower has been classified as a scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. Oriental Pearl Tower also houses a revolving restaurant, exhibition facilities and a shopping mall for visitors.
Admission tickets cost around ¥100 - ¥150 per person
Open daily from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Around 2 – 3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The observatory levels, revolving restaurant and structure of the tower
Designated prayer facilities at Oriental Pearl Tower will be unavailable but it is possible to enquire for a private space that can be made of during prayer times. Muslim travellers could also visit some of the mosques near Oriental Pearl Tower such as the Pudong Mosque, Xiaotaoyuan Mosque, Fu You Lu Mosque, the Songjian Mosque, Hu Xi Mosque and West Shanghai Mosque which are all located within city limits.
Though there are a few restaurants at the tower itself, Halal food at the Oriental Pearl Tower will be very limited. Muslim visitors could instead go to some of the Halal restaurants near Oriental Pearl Tower within Shanghai such as the Salaam New Idea Muslim Restaurant, Efes Turkish Restaurant, Uighur Restaurant, Islamic Restaurant and 1001 Nights.