The Oriental Pearl Tower is a TV tower located at Pudong district, opposite The Bund. It was completed in 1995. At 468 m (1,535 ft) high, it is one of the tallest in Asia. It was also the tallest structure in China from 1994-2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center.
"I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the moon" April 18th 2009 Celebrating Passover in Shanghai and more
I'll never forget my first experience with China. It was during my first business trip alone to Beijing so I asked my local representative to write me the hotel's address in Chinese, just in case. After landing and catching the first available cab, I handed the paper to the driver who nodded in acceptance. 30 minutes later I found myself in the middle of t ... read more
Asia » China For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more