The Canton Tower, also known as the Guangzhou Tower, is a multi-purpose observation tower located in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou. Currently the 5th tallest structure in the world (actually being the tallest structure in the world for a short while in 2009), the Canton Tower is a symbol of the pride of Guangzhou. The Ascott Guangzhou is a conveniently located serviced residence which offers Guangzhou luxury apartments as well as a host of business, leisure and day-to-day services and conveniences.
Topped off in September 2010, the Canton Tower stands at 600m above surface level, making it the tallest structure in Guangzhou. Defining the city’s skyline, the Canton Tower is considered to one of China’s modern architectural masterpieces, given its unique design & appearance and its ‘twist’. The tower is frequently visited by tourists and locals who come to ‘touch the clouds’ or to ‘stand at the highest point of the city’.
The Canton Tower has multiple purposes. It serves as a telecommunications tower, with the peak of the tower having several telecommunication antennas. It is also home to many fancy restaurants and cafes, including a two-storey rotating restaurant which is ideal for a romantic dinner. The lower and medium levels of the tower are filled with many attractions such as gaming centers, food courts, coffee shops, a 4D cinema, designated play areas, indoor garden areas and many others. The upper levels house the observation decks and the tourist hall. From these places you can get the best panoramic views of the Guangzhou while keeping your feet on the ground, making it great for photo opportunities and being mesmerized by the scenery.
The Canton Tower is also home to the world’s highest and longest skywalk ladder. The Skywalk, which is between the 33rd and the 36th floors, is over 330m above ground and even has transparent steps which are sure give a rush of adrenaline you will never forget! So go ahead and visit the Canton Tower in Guangzhou.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.