The Pearl of the Plateau, also known as the Pearl of Puning, is a sightseeing tower built by the Shanghai Pudong New Area. It is located on the west hill of the southwest side of Xining and symbolizes the friendship between Pudong and Xining. It is a famous landmark in Xining and can be seen in the downtown area. One can also see the panoramic view of Xining and dine in the rotating restaurant. Every night, the lanterns of the tower change and the scenery is intoxicating.