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Oriental Pearl TV Tower

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Oriental Pearl TV Tower

The 468 meters high tower, which is the highest in Asia and the third highest in the world, was put into construction on July 30th, 1991 and completed on October 1st, 1994. It faces the Bund across the Huangpu River. With eleven steel spheres in various sizes hanging from the blue sky to the green grassland, the body of the tower creates and admirable image, which is described in an ancient Chinese verse as: Large and small pearls dropping on a plate of jade. a. The Oriental Pearl Science Fantasy World The Oriental Pearl Science Fantasy World has many wonderful and exciting entertainment items for both the young and the old. The entertainment list includes Journey through the Forest, Trip on the South Pole, Travel in the Fancies, Disney Theatre, Laser Theatre, Bliss Square, Three-dimensional Movie and Hot Balloon. b. Shanghai Municipal History Museum The Shanghai Municipal History Museum is located in the tower's pedestal, which is a museum on the development of Shanghai over the past century. Tourists can learn Shanghai municipal history in a vivid way through the display of valuable relics, documents, pictures and advanced audio-visual devices. The show is made up of six parts: Leased territory, old municipal construction and street scenes, urban economy in modern Shanghai, modern culture, city life and political changes, which fully displays a profound change happened in every aspects of shanghai.