Canton Tower

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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

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W Guangzhou
5 out of 5
26 Xian Cun Road, Pearl River New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥15,301 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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! (215 reviews)
"Overall was good. However, the bed (both pillows & mattress) was way too soft, woke up with full body soreness."

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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 ¥36,552 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
Located in Tianhe, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guangzhou Library and within 3 mi (5 km) of Canton Tower and Taikoo Hui. Flower City Square and ...
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"we had dinner at their award winning Italian restaurant and was fantastic."

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The Ritz-Carlton, 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 ¥22,101 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
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! (309 reviews)
Excellent stay.
"First class stay ~ excellent room and felt very COVID safe. The staff could not have done more and were very respectful. The breakfast could not be faulted."

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

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Lifu Guesthouse Canton Tower Branch
Lifu Guesthouse Canton Tower Branch
3 out of 5
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The price is ¥8,282 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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5 out of 5
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The price is ¥36,552 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
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Four Seasons Guangzhou
5 out of 5
5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥22,101 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
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W Guangzhou
5 out of 5
26 Xian Cun Road, Pearl River New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥15,301 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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Jumeirah Guangzhou
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4.5 out of 5
No. 12 Zhujiang East Rd, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
The price is ¥18,786 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
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Rosewood Guangzhou
Rosewood Guangzhou
5 out of 5
6 Zhujiang Rd. East, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
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Conrad Guangzhou
Conrad Guangzhou
5 out of 5
No. 222 Xingmin Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, Guangdong
The price is ¥13,091 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
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Vienna Hotel ex Canton Tower
Vienna Hotel ex Canton Tower
3 out of 5
No 1 Dongqing Street, Yizhou Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong
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Guangzhou Jintang Hotel
Guangzhou Jintang Hotel
3 out of 5
452 Xingang Zhong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong
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