The Canton Tower
The Canton Tower is one of the most recognizable features of the constantly-changing Guangzhou skyline.
Known as the "slim-waist" among the locals for its marvelous twisting structure, it has quickly become the icon of the city.
Built in 2010 and standing at 600 meters high, it was up to August 2013 the tallest structure in China, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai Tower.
Besides offering some extraordinary views of old and new Guangzhou, there is plenty to keep young and old occupied: Bubble trams that float on the tower's exterior, Mega Drops, glass platforms to name a few.
The Tower itself and its surroundings along the Pearl River are definitely worth a visit, whether during the day or at night.
Up the Canton Tower Observation DecksWhen visiting the Tower you will be faced with many options and activities at the several levels of the tower. It was a bit confusing trying to figure out the different zones and ticket combos being offered, so here we try to break it down and simplify it a bit.
These are some of the highlights and main activities offered at the Canton Tower:
All of the above activities with the exception of Spider Walk are found in Zone E. Spider Walk is in Zone D. The tower is divided into Zones that are open to the public. Here's a recap of each zone:
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Ticket prices for the different activities vary depending on time of day (pm more expensive), number of attractions you want to combine, even number of people, as there are "family rates" available.
Also beware of specific height and age requirements for some of the attractions.
For more info check the Canton Tower Official Site.
The Canton Tower Outdoor Plaza
The Outdoor Plaza offers outstanding views of the skyline accross the river, which includes the Guangzhou International Finance Center Building, with 103 Floors, Guangzhou's tallest building, as well as the Guangzhou Opera House, and the Guangdong Museum.
At night, the tower is lit with changing colors, check it out as the tower morphes from red to blue to green to purple and all shades in between! Click on the arrow to watch:
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