Shanghai, the largest city in china, is home to many modern and traditional structures, monuments and buildings that bring wonder and joy to the average traveler. Of these structures, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is a symbol of modern architectural feats that captures as much international acclaim as their ancient predecessors.
Towering over a height of 468 meters, Oriental Pearl TV Tower is every photographers delight as it creates the image of ‘twin dragons playing with pearls’. Recently crowned the world’s sixth largest TV and Radio tower, this structure is said to be based on a verse from the Tang Dynasty poem about a music instrument features similar to that of pearls falling on a plate. Attracting thousands of visitors every year, the tower is only a short distance away for those staying in Service Apartment in Shanghai such as the finer Somerset Xu Hui Shanghai apartments for long term vacations, as it is situated in Pudong Park in Lujiazui, Shanghai.
The visitors to the tower can delight in the breathtaking views of the city offered from the observation decks of 15 different levels and be lucky enough to gaze as far as to the Yangtze River on clear day. The larger and the smaller spheres each contain boutiques, restaurants and even a sightseeing glass floor able to provide the visitors with a splendid and truly singular view of the surroundings. Taking a break from the dizzying heights guaranteed to overwhelm the senses, one can sample western delicacies in the revolving restaurant atop the TV tower.
The Oriental Pearl TV tower, being a surprisingly well balanced triple combination of the traditional, oriental outer structure, housing ultra-modern facilities inside such as recreational, commercial, educational and conference facilities, and also upholding an antenna to make the building function as a TV and radio whilst retaining its outward integrity is a true architectural feat that justifies its popularity among the local and international community.
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