Canton Tower is located at an intersection of Guangzhou New City Central Axis and Pearl River, facing directly Haixinsha Island and 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.
The Canton Tower is a comprehensive sightseeing building as well as a renowned tourist attraction with the multi-functions of sightseeing, adventure, food & beverage, wedding, MICE, 4D cinema, sci-tech, education and shopping. It has been entitled as the National AAAA-Level Tourist Attraction, the most valuable member of World Federation of Great Towers. Canton Tower Cultural Tourism Development Co., Ltd. is committed to make Canton Tower into a world-famous tourist attraction.
Due to Canton Tower’s unique design, most advanced technology as well as advantaged tourist resources. Canton Tower has three Guinness World Records® holders for Highest Revolving Restaurant in a building, Highest Post Office in a building and Highest Thrill Ride. Canton Tower has also successfully become one of the privileged members of World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT) and it also was entitled to the national AAAA-level tourist attraction in 2013.These achievements enhance the superior position of Canton Tower as being the new tourist city name card.
Opened On October 1, 2010
600 Meters High
National AAAA-Level Tourist Attraction
One of The New Eight Sights Of Guangzhou
Most of the TV towers in history gave people the same general impression, which is usually about the shape and the height. The invariable shape of a tower has always been “wide at the bottom and narrow at the top”, which the people have been accustomed with. The visitors look forward to experiencing a brand new concept and breakthrough in tower construction design.
At exactly the time when Canton Tower showed its appearance to the world, its fresh and refined impression has attracted worldwide attention. Unlike some designers who turn their understanding of Chinese culture into some traditional symbolic elements, Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit, the designers of Canton Tower, interpreted the oriental charm in a more amiable manner. The original shape of Canton Tower is a beautiful and elegant lady with a slim figure, and such a unique shape was inspired by the bones of human hip joint. In order to create slenderness and softness of a female, Mark tied the two oval wooden trays up by elastic rubber ropes to form a three-dimensional sculpt. When he rotated the ellipse at the top by 45 degree, a marvelous shape which resembles a fried dough twist appeared. And that’s the inspiration of Canton Tower - a fair lady twists her waist while looking behind.