Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, located in the Pudong Park area of Shanghai's Lujiazui Commercial district, offers student groups a commanding view of the rapidly developing city. Standing 468 metres high and used as a transmitter of TV and radio signals to the huge population of Shanghai, groups can ascend in rapid elevators and go to several observatory decks with commentary in English. In clear weather, student groups can get a superb view of The Bund and the rest of Shanghai, as well the suburbs in the distance from the viewing decks which are nearly 300m high.
The tower's unusual design seeks to depict twin dragons playing with pearls. The tower's spheres also encompass a hotel, revolving restaurant, karaoke parlours and bars. The ground floor features a shopping area, cafe and an international city exhibit.