Oriental Pearl Tower

I’ll end my last post for my Shanghai trip with the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower. You might have noticed photos of it in my previous Shanghai posts and I think it deserves a special mention. Just as how the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, I think the Oriental Pearl Tower is to Shanghai.

“It was designed by Jiang Huan Cheng of the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Construction began in 1990 and the tower was completed in 1994. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. The Oriental Pearl Tower belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers. On 7 July 2007, Oriental Pearl Tower was host to the Chinese Live Earth concert. The Pearl Tower attracts over three million visitors each year.” – wikipedia

I enjoyed Shanghai even though I know there could have been more to explore. I guess this would give me an excuse to go back there again 🙂

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  1. kt
    October 12, 2010 / 10:36 pm

    aww, last entry on shanghai already? was hoping you might have visited the Barbie store on huai hai lu – includes a salon, eateries, barbie exhibits, clothes, makeup, etc. literally took my breath away 🙂

    btw, huai hai lu is also a major shopping street and the streets that run perpendicular to and between it and nanjing lu have lots of small shops and eateries too.

    • October 16, 2010 / 8:00 pm

      Kt,

      There really is so much things to explore in Shanghai…. I couldn’t cover them all! And there were also days that I was too lazy to bring out my camera or dun remember to snap pics (especially when I’m shopping!) so I didn’t go into detailed posts. I guess there’s always a next time when I visit again. I’ll check out the stuff that you recommended too!

  2. kt
    October 12, 2010 / 10:36 pm

    aww, last entry on shanghai already? was hoping you might have visited the Barbie store on huai hai lu – includes a salon, eateries, barbie exhibits, clothes, makeup, etc. literally took my breath away 🙂

    btw, huai hai lu is also a major shopping street and the streets that run perpendicular to and between it and nanjing lu have lots of small shops and eateries too.

    • October 16, 2010 / 8:00 pm

      Kt,

      There really is so much things to explore in Shanghai…. I couldn’t cover them all! And there were also days that I was too lazy to bring out my camera or dun remember to snap pics (especially when I’m shopping!) so I didn’t go into detailed posts. I guess there’s always a next time when I visit again. I’ll check out the stuff that you recommended too!

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