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Published August 2018

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Canton Tower

Canton Tower

Canton Tower, the new landmark building of Guangzhou is a must-go scenic spot for tourists. Formerly known as Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower and also known as Guangzhou Tower is a 600m, 1,969 ft tall multi-purpose observation tower in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou. The tower was topped out in 2009 and it became operational on 29 September 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The tower briefly held the title of the tallest tower in the world, replacing the CN Tower, before being surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree in 2011. It is the tallest structure in China and the fourth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.

The tower, although not fully completed, opened to the public on 1 October 2010 in time for the 16th Asian Games, hosted by Guangzhou in November 2010. The rooftop observatory finally received its official opening in December 2011. the elevator will take you to the top at 433 meters within less than one and a half minutes. As the elevator rises, you can appreciate the shrinking view of the city landscape through the elevator's transparent glass door.

This impressive and striking Tower will give you a 360 view of this fascinating city. Whether during the day or night, it is a must-see when in Guangzhou. Stunning.

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Canton TV Tower is unique not that it is the second tallest in the world it is its unique design which makes it best in the world. Its twisted shape is something not found anywhere. Besides, the thrill of Bubble Tram at the top is great incomparable. Choose a clear day or else it will be hard to see anything because of fog. Just pay for the basic package or the one that's a bit more expensive when you get there. Don't bother to pay for the crazy fancy stuff (like the drop zone or the Ferris wheel). What you want to do is to go up and enjoy the amazing view.

Info

Admission Fee: CNY ¥150; children below 3.9 feet (1.2 meters) are free of charge. Children of 3.9-4.9 feet (1.2-1.5 meters) charges are CNY¥100;

Opening Hours: 9:00 am ~ 11:00 pm

Address: Haizhu District, Guangzhou

Chinese Address: 广州市海珠区 广州塔

How to get there

  • Take subway line 3 and get off at Canton Tower Station. Out of Exit A.