As the landmark of Guangzhou, the Canton Tower (Guangzhou Tower) lies in Haizhu District, at the south bank of the Pearl River, facing Haixinsha Island to the north. With a height of 1,968 feet (600 meters), it is the highest TV tower in China and the third highest in the world. The tower has been a must-see scenic spot in Guangzhou. From the top, visitors have a birds-eye view of the whole city. Inside the tower are wonderful entertainment items, romantic restaurants with delicious food and several fine lookout platforms for shooting photos, some of them holding many top world records.
The tower is also noted for its unique design. Mark Hemel, the designer, was inspired by the bones of the female hip joint, and then he created a slim waist in the middle of the tower just as a fair lady twists her waist while looking behind. At the thinnest part, the diameter is about 32 yards (30 meters). The tower has become a new city landmark and one of the Eight New Sights of Guangzhou. No matter visitors have a Pearl River cruise or just wander along its bank, they can see the majestic tower. Especially at night, the tower seems like a resplendent dress, ablaze with colorful lights.
Canton Tower can be divided into five zones according to the height, namely Zone E, D, C, B and A. Visitors can experience different joy inside the tower.
The Sky Drop 100-foot freefall, starting at 1,591 feet (485 meters), is the highest heart-stopping vertical free fall in the world. If you want a thrilling experience, it offers two styles: a traditional “Sitting Drop” and a free-fall “Standing Drop”. You can have an opportunity to get rid of your stress, anxiety and boredom.
Bubble Tram is one of the most popular activities for visitors. The tram has 16 crystal sightseeing cabins revolving around the tower. It spins around the top of the main body of the tower at 1,492 feet (455 meters). With its splendid panoramic city view, the Bubble Tram is regarded as a romantic place for making a marriage proposal.
At the 109th and 110th floors is the Engineering Marvel Tour Hall, which can protect Canton Tower from hurricanes and earthquakes.
Star Observation Deck and Cloud Observation Deck are situated respectively on the 108th and 107th floors of Canton Tower. The Star Observation Deck is the highest place for indoor sightseeing. Visitors can enjoy the blue sky, white clouds and starry night with the world beneath their feet. There is a Space Post Office where you can buy souvenirs or postcards to send to your friends or families.
Take bus no. 262, 468 and tour line 1, and get off at Canton Tower West Station.
Take bus no. 121a, 121, 204, 262 and tour line 2, get off at Zhujiang Dijingyuan Station and walk along Yiyuan East Road to find the East Square of the tower.
Guangzhou Bus / Metro Search
|Special Items||Opening Hours|
|Bubble Tram||Monday: 15:00 – 22:30 |
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 22:30
|Sky Drop||Sky Drop Monday: 12:00 – 22:30 |
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 22:30
The last Monday in each month: 15:00 – 22:30
Visitors enjoy 20 percent discount on the admission tickets during 2016 Spring Festival Holiday (Feb. 7 to 13), May Day Holiday (May 1 to 3) and National Day Holiday (Oct. 1 to 7).
|The old over 60||CNY 120|
|Children between 3.9 and 4.9 feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters)||CNY 75|
|Combo Tickets||Adults||The old over 60||Children (3.9 to 4.9 feet)|
|Cloud & Star Observation Decks + 450 Lookout||CNY 228||CNY 210||CNY 114|
|Cloud & Star Observation Decks + 450 Lookout + Bubble Tram or Sky Drop||CNY 298||CNY 298||CNY 149|
|Cloud & Star Observation Decks + Spider Walk + 450 Lookout + Souvenir||CNY 488||CNY 470||CNY 244|
|Cloud & Star Observation Decks + 488 Lookout + Spider Walk + Engineering Marvel Tour Hall + 450 Lookout + Bubble Tram + Sky Drop||CNY 488||CNY 488||CNY 244|
Tickets for Single Items
|450 Lookout||CNY 90||Bubble Tram||CNY 180|
|Sky Drop||CNY 180||488 Lookout||CNY 280|
Children under 3.9 feet can enjoy the tickets for free, and between 3.9 and 4.9 feet can enjoy half price.