The Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower (东方明珠塔) is a TV tower in Shanghai. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong New Area by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund, makes it a distinct landmark in the area. 


It is very crowded at night at the bund, overlooking the Huangpu River.

This futuristic tower was completed in 1994 and you can buy tickets to go up the different areas of the tower. The higher you go, the more expensive it is.

Is the Oriental Pearl Radio & Television Tower (东方明珠塔) Kids friendly?


Nightview of the bund is a popular tourist attraction. The pearl oriental tower is the highlight of this nightscene.

👉 there’s a package ticket in which you can take an underground subway from the Bund area to the tower. I think it may be interesting to children! 

👉there are exhibits inside the tower.

👉 there are glass floor up upper observatory level in the tower in which you can look down to the ground. But they are a bit scratched though, probably due to prolonged use. 

👉 there’s a kids-friendly, Coca Cola restaurant, on the ground level of the Pearl Oriental Tower. It’s a good choice to relax, wait to go in and have a buffet meal. I think it’s the only Coca Cola restaurant in the world and even has a carousel in it.

👉 there is a Disney store nearby (under the bridge) so you can buy for your children some souvenirs and take photos! 

👉 if you can choose your day to go up the Pearl Oriental Tower, try to go on a clear day! If the sky is foggy, you won’t be able to point out buildings to your children.

👉 night scene is beautiful. But for kids, it is more educational to show them what Shanghai  skyline and grids of the metropolitan city in the day.

👉 Yuyuan garden is nearby, you can pair this with a half day tour.



Huangpu River view from my hotel