Canton Tower is located at an intersection of Guangzhou New City Central Axes and Pearl River, facing directly Haixinsha Island where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sixteenth Asian Games were held and the 21st century new city CBD of Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town. It is currently the highest tower in China and the third highest tower in the world.
Canton Tower is 600 meters high, with 450 meters of its main body and 150 meters of its antenna, which makes it the highest tower in China and third highest in the world. The tower shows a spirit of “dynamic Guangzhou welcoming challenges and embracing the world”. With its unique shape and design, Canton Tower has become a magnificent scene on the New City Central Axes, adding beauty and charm to the Pearl River. There is one smaller rotating ellipse at the top twisting up counterclockwise with the other larger rotating ellipse at the bottom, which creates a “slim waist” in the middle and makes it seem like a lady looking behind with full passion and emotion. The twisting shape leads to changing curves of the tower, by which one can see different pictures of the tower from different angles. Canton Tower is quite unique among all the towers worldwide in terms of both its height and appearance.
Canton Tower is not only a comprehensive sightseeing building with rich cultural connotation but also a world-famous tourist spot integrated with multi-functions of Sightseeing, F&B, Adventure, 4D Cinema, Wedding, MICE, Science and Technology, Education, and Shopping. The tower has broken several world records because of its unique design, the state-of-the-art technology as well as advantaged tourist resources, including the world’s highest horizontal ferris wheel Bubble Tram, the highest outdoor observation deck 488 Look Out, the highest heart-pumping vertical free fall Sky Drop, the world’s highest Revolving Restaurant etc. Moreover, Canton Tower has successfully become one of the privileged members of World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT) and endowed with the charm of era for tower sightseeing.
As a new city landmark and one of the Eight New Sights of Guangzhou, Canton Tower hopes to not only present the 2000-year history and culture of Guangzhou, but also communicate the development pace of Guangzhou becoming an international metropolis. Canton Tower is more than just a sightseeing TV tower, but a new symbol and image of Guangzhou. At Canton Tower, you will enjoy a unique magnificent experience – New Guangzhou, New Landmark.
|Canton Tower:： All in a Picture|
What is fun on Canton Tower? How many layers are here and what do they used for? Here is the picture that shows you all about the landmark.
|488 Look Out|
488 Look Out, located at the upper antenna mast of Canton Tower at the height of 488 meters, is the highest outdoor observation deck in the world and the highest place that visitors can reach in Guangzhou. Standing high there, visitors can have 360 degrees access to overlooking full view of the Five Rams City. Bathing in the twinkling lights of the city and starring moonlight at night, the 488 Look Out is an incomparable location to experience the panoramic views and feeling of the commanding height of Guangzhou while the city’s heartbeat can be felt. It is also the best venue for photography enthusiasts to catch the breathless moments of the sunrise, the moonlight, the starry sky, and city panorama.
Bubble Tram encircles at the top of the tower at 455 meters high and is the world’s highest horizontal ferris wheel. It consists of 16 crystal sightseeing spherical cabins rotating smoothly along the track which is 15 degrees slant to the main structure. The carriage pivots by a newly-initiated “Level Gauge” which ensures the stability of the bubbles where visitors can enjoy the panoramic city view of Guangzhou.
As a highest heart-pumping vertical free fall, Sky Drop occupies a super high place between 455 and 485 meters. It offers two styles, a traditional “Sitting Drop” and a free-falling “Standing Drop”, whereas the city can feel your heart beat. A true way to relieve stress and eliminate fatigue, experience and enjoy the breath-taking view!
Cloud Observation Deck and Star Observation Deck are perched on the 107th and 108th floors of Canton Tower, where visitors can enjoy two themes of the blue sky and white clouds at 428 meters as well as the starry sky at night at 433.2 meters. Standing in the halls, you can overlook the urban architectures built on the new central axis and the scenery along the Pearl River. The Glass Walk made of transparent double layer glass offers you intense emotions and excitement as you view the world beneath your feet.
|Science and Technology Marvel Tour Hall|
How can 600-meter-high Canton Tower protect against hurricane and earthquake? The answer can be explored in the Science and Technology Marvel Tour Hall at the 109th and 110th floors, the exhibition hall for the enthusiasts of Green Environmental Technology. The state-of-the-art Tower Motion Damper System, with fire service water ballast tanks as a damper effect, becomes effective if the vibration is excessive in the event of an earthquake or strong wind. The Otis Super Double Carriage Hi-Speed Lifts elevate at speed of 5 meters per second and its protection system will be activated when the vibration or wind force is over reference/normal ranges. The State-of-the-art technologies of Solar Panel Energy Power Generation System, Wind Power Generation System, Rain Water Recycling System Structure and Healthy Check and Monitoring System (which monitors wind force, temperature, humidity, tower vibration and the structure rate of sinking), have made great contributions to the construction of Canton Tower.
Sky Walk of Canton Tower is the longest spiral stair case design in the world. Its vertical trek begins on the 32nd floor of the tower and ends at the 64th floor. The climb is 1000 meters and will require some level of physical stamina. The Sky Walk is a thrilling way to see the superb architecture of the tower while testing your endurance. Its transparent steps are for the brave of heart providing for great photo taking opportunities along your journey.
The world’s highest, most splendorous and state-of-the-art 4D cinema –JINYI CINEMAS 4D is located in B Zone of Canton Tower at 17th-22nd floors, which consists of one 4D hall and two 3D halls, 270 seats altogether. The cinema was designed by top cinema designers in the world with a unique fashionable aesthetical style. Film Lounges are equipped with the state-of-the-art technologies, such as the screens imported from England, high-end Data Film Projector, the seats imported from Korea which have massage chair motors, allowing for an approximately 200 mm up-and-down movement, left-to-right sway within 19 degree slants and 23 degrees’ front-back swing. This utilization of technologies is able to guarantee, to the greatest degree, first-rate effects of observation, and an exciting and dynamic experience with immersive entertainment and let audience enjoy unprecedented excitement and amazing sensory pleasure.
|Eat at Canton Tower|
|LUTECE French Revolving Restaurant|
LUTECE French Revolving Restaurant has achieved several awards for its commitment to pursue the French romanticism, provide an elegant dining environment and present authentic French Fare.
The restaurant adheres to its core concept of innovation and traditionalism in food quality. The French Chef integrates a unique representation with passion and global travel experiences into the innovative cuisine, while utilizing local produce and spices putting to delight diners.
Specializing in authentic French cuisine and delicate cooking methods, LUTECE elaborately caters to you an unparalleled dining experience to awaken your senses.
|TWIST Mediterranean Buffet Revolving Restaurant|
TWIST Mediterranean Buffet Revolving Restaurant, located in the 106th floor, is the highest revolving restaurant in Guangzhou. Twist creates an elegant and comfortable dining environment and is an excellent choice for your family or friends to enjoy Mediterranean flavors and specialties.
There are many choices of buffet restaurants in every corner of the city, but the Twist Mediterranean Revolving restaurant provide you with not only the delectable cuisine, but also the beauty of the city. Here, you can enjoy the fresh prepared ingredients, delicious western and Chinese dishes, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, and great selection of seafood, Salads, and desserts. With the 360 degree sky views of the city will make for a memorable experience.
|Color China Restaurant|
Color China is a premier Chinese restaurant located on the 103rd and 103rdA floors of Canton Tower with commanding city views and the Pearl River. Color China’s chef presents genuine Cantonese delicacies which is one of the four famous cooking styles and flavors throughout China.
Color China offers high-end Cantonese Cuisine with the focus on “Flavor”. Color China creates the exceptional level of Chinese fine dining. It provides exceptional restaurant service and atmosphere, exquisite cuisine and luxury private rooms, where you can host and entertain your most important guests.
CHOPSTIX, located at the basement 1 floor of Canton Tower, is an Asia specialty restaurant, catering a unique and authentic selection of Cantonese and Southeast Asian dishes.
CHOPSTIX creates a cozy ambiance in “Contemporary” style. The restaurant is spacious, simple and stylish, well-decorated in earth color tone with orange lights, wooden furniture and brick-imitated walls. The unique open kitchen and bar counter let the skilled chefs to cook the authentic dishes in front of you and show their exquisite culinary skills!
Riverside Café is situated on the 2nd floor of the Outdoor Plaza of Canton Tower adjacent to the Pearl River. It is the first choice to enjoy the breeze beside the river and appreciate the beautiful scenery of the city’s Central Business District .