Canton Tower is a TV tower, located at an intersection of Guangzhou New City Central Axes and Pearl River. Canton Tower was officially open to the public on October 1st, 2010. 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. With its unique shape and design, Canton Tower has become a magnificent landmark in Guangzhou. 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(its nick name in Chinese)” 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.
As a new city landmark and one of the Eight New Sights of Guangzhou, Canton Tower is a new symbol and image of Guangzhou. It is very popular site for the Guangzhou tour when you travel to China.
Travelers can take a high-speed lift to the 107 and 108th floor to have a bird view of the entire city of Guangzhou.
The entrance fee to the 107 and 108th sightseeing floor is CNY150.