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Guangzhou Canton Tower

June 20, 2012
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When we were in Guangzhou this winter, there was a new tourist attraction in town that we absolutely had to check out: the Guangzhou Canton Tower. It’s located in southeast Guangzhou right at the Pearl river.


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Before we got to the Canton Tower, all I knew is that it is one of the tallest towers in the world. There are many more details on the Canton Tower official website, but here are a few fun facts:

  • It’s the second tallest TV tower in the world and the fourth tallest freestanding structure in the world.
  • The building work started in 2005 and was completed in 2010.
  • There is a big viewing platform all around the tower at 428 meters. There’s also a sky walk where you stand on glass and see hundreds of meters below you.
  • They are building a Ferris wheel and a shoot at the top of the tower (sort of like at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas I imagine).
  • They use all sorts of different lights to make the tower look even cooler at night. I would definitely recommend going after dark.

Guangzhou Canton Tower

Guangzhou Canton Tower

Guangzhou Canton Tower

Guangzhou Canton Tower

Guangzhou Canton Tower

Guangzhou Canton Tower

Guangzhou Canton Tower

Guangzhou Canton Tower

Guangzhou Canton Tower

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