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Canton Tower
Vacation Travel Guide

Journey up one of the tallest buildings in the world, a steel and concrete television tower that rises high above the clouds.

Guangzhou is a prosperous city and the 1,968-foot (600-meter) tall Canton Tower is a symbol of its growing power and ambition. The tower is one of the world’s tallest buildings, made up of a 1,476-foot (450-meter) main body and a 492-foot (150-meter) TV antenna.

The towering landmark is characterized by its curved form, which has earned it the nickname of “supermodel.” At its narrowest part, the diameter of the building is only 98 feet (30 meters) wide.

Go straight to the top of the tower for the open-air observation deck. There are two other observation decks a few floors below. The outstanding views are what attracts the crowds, but there’s more to Canton Tower than a fantastic outlook.

Take a seat inside one of the transparent carriages of the Bubble Tram. These travel slowly around a track on the perimeter of the tower at 1,493 feet (455 meters) above the ground. Summon up the courage for the Sky Drop, a free-fall ride that starts at 1,591 feet (485 meters) and sends riders down a 98-foot (30-meter) descent in a little more than a second.

Climb outside the building on the Spider Walk, an open-air staircase between floors 32 and 64. The skywalk consists of 1,028 steps, some of which are transparent, making this one of the world’s longest staircases. You’ll have good opportunities to photograph the building’s open-lattice structure. Walk the stairs at twilight, when the beams look even more spectacular as they are illuminated in different colors for the nightly light show.

For a somewhat calmer experience, enjoy tea and light refreshments in the tower’s cafés or make a lunch or dinner reservation at one of the two revolving sky restaurants.

Admission prices to Canton Tower vary depending on how far up you want to go. For more information on prices, visit the tower’s official website.

Located in Guangzhou’s new business district on the banks of the Pearl River, Canton Tower is accessible by subway or one of several bus routes. Chigang Pagoda Station on Subway Line 3 is connected to the structure by an underpass. The tower is open daily.

Top Hotels Close to Canton Tower

Conrad Guangzhou
Conrad Guangzhou
5 out of 5
No. 222 Xingmin Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥13,349 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

Located in Tianhe, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Guangzhou Library and within 3 mi (5 km) of Taikoo Hui and Canton Tower. Flower City Square and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (144 reviews)

"Very new and very comfortable. Great location"…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

Conrad Guangzhou
Four Seasons Guangzhou
Four Seasons Guangzhou
5 out of 5
5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥47,616 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Located in Tianhe, this luxury hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Canton Tower and within 6 mi (10 km) of Beijing Road Pedestrian Street and Yuexiu Park. Canton Fair ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (302 reviews)
Four Seasons of Luxury & Style

"The hotel is impressive. I loved the check in on the 70th floor and the atrium was breathtaking. Overall the service was very good. Staff were attentive, helpful, and friendly. The room was very comfortable. However the layout was a bit odd in terms of the placement and location of items in the room. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Four Seasons Guangzhou
W Guangzhou
W Guangzhou
5 out of 5
26 Xian Cun Road, Pearl River New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥14,354 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

Located in Tianhe, this luxury hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Guangzhou Library and within 3 mi (5 km) of Taikoo Hui and Canton Tower. Flower City Square and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (204 reviews)

"We loved our stay at the W Guangzhou so much that I think we’ll stay at W locations wherever we go from now on. The tech touches in the room especially wowed my 4-year-old, from heated toilet seats to TVs in the bathtub. The design of the hotel is sleek and luxurious. We loved the indoor heated pool, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

W Guangzhou
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Canton Tower

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Verified traveler

Nov 8, 2019

Make sure you know what your ticket let’s you do. We thought we got the tickets that allowed the bubble ride and the air drop ride but my son was told you could only do one or the other. So you want to make sure before you go up everything you can do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 3, 2019

Night view on Pearl river is good choice to view tower, may stop at bottom of the tower and enter

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 5, 2019

Check out website for different levels of pricing. Go during the week, on a clear day/, otherwise you're in for a treat on the subway and tower waiting line.

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Best Lodging Options Near Canton Tower

Conrad Guangzhou
Conrad Guangzhou
5 out of 5
No. 222 Xingmin Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥13,349 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
Conrad Guangzhou
Four Seasons Guangzhou
Four Seasons Guangzhou
5 out of 5
5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥47,616 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
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W Guangzhou
W Guangzhou
5 out of 5
26 Xian Cun Road, Pearl River New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥14,354 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
W Guangzhou
Fraser Suites Guangzhou
Fraser Suites Guangzhou
5 out of 5
OneLink Walk, 232-2 Tianhe Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥10,333 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
Fraser Suites Guangzhou
Lifu Guesthouse Canton Tower Branch
Lifu Guesthouse Canton Tower Branch
3 out of 5
Li'an Garden, Li'an No.1 St, Yiyuan Rd, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥7,222 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
Lifu Guesthouse Canton Tower Branch
Jumeirah Guangzhou
Jumeirah Guangzhou
4.5 out of 5
No. 12 Zhujiang East Rd, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
The price is ¥18,888 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
Jumeirah Guangzhou
The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou
The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou
5 out of 5
3 Xing An Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥14,274 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28
The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou
Ascott IFC Guangzhou
Ascott IFC Guangzhou
4.5 out of 5
No. 5 Zhujiang Xi Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥17,142 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 6
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Park Hyatt Guangzhou
Park Hyatt Guangzhou
5 out of 5
No. 16, Huaxia Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥20,316 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 6
Park Hyatt Guangzhou
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