The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is without a doubt Shanghai's most recognized landmark. It rises 1,500  feet (457 meters) in Shanghai's newest district of Pudong. 

 The tower hold up three metallic spheres: 

  • the largest and lowest one is a dance hall and karaoke bar
  • the next "jewel" up is the rotating restaurant
  • the top and smallest one is the observation deck

From the observation deck, there are some great views of Pudong and the Bund on the other side of the Huangpu River.  The Shanghai skyline seems to be in a state of constant change.  Accross from the TV tower is the Jinmao Tower, with 88 floors was once the tallest in China.  Behind it, is the Shanghai World Financial Center, now China's tallest building and fourth tallest in the world after the Burj al Khalifa (Dubai), Abraj al Bait (Mecca) and Taipei's 101 Tower.

 You can see some pictures and  views from the Oriental Pearl's observation deck here.