Canton Tower


Basic Information of the Canton Tower

Chinese Name: 广州塔 Pronunciation: guǎng zhōu tǎ

Height: 600 meters

Building Time: 2005

Suggested Visiting Hours: 2-3 Hours

Construction Area of the Tower: 44,276 square meters

Building Function: It was built for sightseeing, transmission, display and entertainment.

Address: No. 222 Yuejiang Xi Lu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.


Entrance Ticket

Type and Item Price
Adult Ticket Discount Ticket Children Ticket
Canton Tower Indoor Sightseeing 433m Sightseeing Observation Decks
(428m Cloud Observation Deck, 433m Star Observation Deck)
150 yuan 75 yuan 75 yuan
Canton Tower Outdoor Adventure 450m Tower Top Look Out Combo
(428m Cloud Observation Deck, 433m Star Observation Deck,
450m Tower Top Outdoor Viewing Deck)
228 yuan 175 yuan 114 yuan
460m Bubble Tram Combo
(428m Cloud Observation Deck, 433m Star Observation Deck,
460m Bubble Tram, 450m Tower Top Outdoor Viewing Deck)
298 yuan 225yuan 149yuan
488m Tower Glamour Pass
(428m Cloud Observation Deck, 433m Star Observation Deck,
450m Look Out, 460m Bubble Tram, 488m Look Out
398 yuan 355 yuan 199 yuan


  • Add-on Price for Single Adventure Item

Sky Drop
Bubble Tram
100 yuan 180 yuan

  • Note: The Price List is effective from February 1, 2019.


  • Special Offers of Tickets:

1. Children under 6 years old (6 years old included) or no taller than 1.2m are free of charge. (TWO free entry children must be accompanied by at least one adult);

2. Senior citizens over 75 years old are free of charge;

3. Tourists with the conditions below are admitted to free ticket entry of 433M Sightseeing Observation Decks:

  • For Senior citizens over 65 years old (including 65 years old);
  • For On-duty servicemen and retired army cadres;
  • For Disables and low income households confirmed by Civil Affair Department.

4. Tourists with the conditions below are admitted to a half price entry of 433M Sightseeing Observation Decks:

  • For one accompany of people with intellectual disability, or severe disability;
  • For tourists on birthday (Gregorian calendar);
  • For senior citizens over 60 years old (including 60 years old);
  • For youth from 6 (excluding 6 years old) to 18 years old (including 18 years old) and full-time undergraduates in colleges or universities.

5. Half price of all tickets for children taller than 1.2 meters height and under or equal to 1.5 meters:

  • Please present your certificate for special ticket purchasing and checking. We may measure the height of children for children ticket purchasing. One certificate is for one preferential ticket only.
  • Different special offers cannot be applied at the same time. Eligible tourist with more than one applicable condition can choose one preferential offer only.
  • Special offers above all are only within designated tickets. Please check the latest promotional offers at Ticket Office.


Opening Hours

Opening Hours
Canton Tower 09: 30 – 22: 30
 (Time for ticketing and entry is 09: 30 – 22: 00)
Bubble Tram Monday: 15: 00 – 22: 30
The last Monday of each month: 17: 00 – 22: 30
Other days: 10: 00 – 22: 30
Sky Drop Monday: 12: 00 – 22: 30
The last Monday of each month: 17: 00 – 22: 30
Other days: 10: 00 – 22: 30
Note: It is subject to change on public holidays and special events. Please check the latest notice at Ticket Office


  • Canton Tower adopts the time-segmented ticketing and touring management. The opening hours are divided into 6 segments as follows:
Entry Time Segments
Beginning of Entry Deadline of Entry
1 9: 30 – 12: 00 9: 30 12: 00
2 12: 00 – 14: 00 12: 00 14: 00
3 14: 00 – 16: 00 14: 00 16: 00
4 16: 00 – 18: 00 16: 00 18: 00
5 18: 00 – 20: 00 18: 00 20: 00
6 20: 00 – 22: 00 20: 00 22: 00


Brief Introduction of the Canton Tower

Sightseeing Observation Decks, Canton Tower
Sightseeing Observation Decks

Canton Tower, also known as Guangzhou New TV Tower, is nicknamed Xiaomanyao(Slim Waist). It is located near the Chigang Tower, Haizhu District in Guangzhou, 125 meters away from the south bank of the Pearl River, and faces Zhujiang New Town, Huacheng Square and Haixinsha Island across the river.

The main body of the Canton Tower is 454-meter high, whose antenna mast is 146-meter high. As a national AAAA tourist attraction, it is the highest tower in China and the fourth highest tower in the world, second only to Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai (828m), Sky Tree TV Tower in Tokyo (634m) and KVLY TV Tower in North Dakota.

The Canton Tower is a landmark in Guangzhou, which can withstand M8 earthquake and M12 typhoon, with a designed service life of more than 100 years. There is a “Spiderman Walk” at 168~334.4m of the body of Canton Tower, which is the highest and longest aerial walking ladder in the world. At 422.8 meters of the tower, there is the highest revolving restaurant in the world. At the top of the tower of 450~454m, there is a Ferris wheel, which is the world’s highest Ferris wheel. Sky Drop is located at 455~485m of the antenna mast, which is the highest vertical prompt drop amusement facility in the world.

Constructed by Guangzhou Construction Group Co. LTD and Shanghai Construction Engineering Group, Canton Tower covers a total area of 114,054 square meters. It was completed in September 2009 and was officially opened to the public on September 30th, 2010.

The Canton Tower is called “guǎng zhōu tǎ” in Chinese. Most of the TV towers in the world are named after place names, so it is with Canton Tower. Because overseas survey data shows that the foreigners mainly know about Beijing and Shanghai among various Chinese cities, while they are unfamiliar with Guangzhou and even have no idea about where it is in China. Therefore, the denomination of the TV tower of Guangzhou is beyond a matter of naming, it undertakes the responsibility of spreading the concept of “Guangzhou” to the whole world.

“Guangzhou Tower” is not adopted as the English name of the tower, and the reason is that “Guangzhou” is an unfamiliar concept to western countries and the pronunciation is also troublesome for foreigners. More importantly, as the origin and starting point of the Maritime Silk Road, Canton has been known as the English name of Guangzhou in the history of opening-up and trade with the outside world. “Canton” not only refers to Guangzhou, but also refers to Guangdong. In a similar way, citizens of Guangzhou and Guangdong are called “Cantonese”.


Development of the Canton Tower

Sky Drop,Canton Tower
Sky Drop

On December 15th, 2003, the Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of Cultural Infrastructure in Guangzhou was passed by Guangzhou Municipal Government, proposing that the project should be led by the Municipal Construction Committee and coordinated by Guangzhou TV Station. Then the construction of Guangzhou New TV Tower was officially started.

In 2004, Canton Tower conducted a global design competitive tender, and the winning-bid was to build a 450-high architecture. The middle part of the tower was twisted to form an oval shape of “slim waist”. As the height spirals up, its diameter gradually decreases. The function of different floors is based on the climatic region where they are located.

On November 25th, 2005, the construction of the Canton Tower officially started.

On April 6th, 2006, the acceptance of the Canton Tower foundation trench project was completed, and the general contracting for construction began.

On April 25th, 2006, the main pile foundation engineering construction of the Canton Tower was started.

On August 27th, 2008, the top of 454-meter high main body of the Canton Tower was completed.

On September 16th, 2009, a campaign of the naming of Guangzhou New TV Tower was launched around the world. Then, it was named Canton Tower officially on September 28th, 2010.

Having been completed the construction on September 28th, 2009, the Canton Tower has opened to public since September 30th, 2010. From October 1st, tickets were officially sold to visitors. The rebroadcast of Guangzhou Asian Games was assigned to the Canton Tower as well.


Highlights to See at the Canton Tower

488M Look Out,Canton Tower
488M Look Out

488M Look Out

Located at the height of 488m of the antenna mast of Canton Tower, this outdoor viewing platform is the highest place that visitors can reach. It has been awarded the title of “The Highest Observation Deck” by Guinness World Record from 2012 to 2014. Standing on the top of the Canton Tower, the panorama of Guangzhou can be viewed in 360 degrees without obstacles.

 Sky Drop

This 450m extreme speed vertical descending project is set between 455m and 485m of the antenna mast of Canton Tower. It is the Guinness World Record holder of the highest adventurous journey. There is not only the traditional “sitting jump”, but also the “standing jump” simulating free falling, which is the optimal choice for the super brave to challenge upper limit.

Bubble Tram, Canton Tower
Bubble Tram

 Bubble Tram

Bubble Tram is the most popular amusement item in Canton Tower. There are 16 cabins made of fully transparent materials, and one cabin can accommodate about 6 visitors. It takes about 20 minutes for the cabins to turn a circle.

 Sightseeing Observation Decks

At the height of 428m and 433m, there are two theme sightseeing halls, named white cloud and starry night observation decks respectively. Here, visitors can appreciate the blue sky, white clouds, bright stars and the beautiful scenery of the new central axis of Guangzhou and the Pearl River.

The two floors of the observation deck are equipped with fully transparent glass corridors, which offers tourists an exciting viewing experience as the world is beneath their feet. It is the optimal place for taking photos, and a must visit site when coming to the Canton Tower.

Jinyi Cinema Sky Club,Canton Tower
Jinyi Cinema Sky Club

 Jinyi Cinema Sky Club

                 ——the Highest Top-Level Luxurious Cinema

Located at the Functional Zone B of the tower, the Jinyi cinema is the highest top-level luxurious cinema in Guangzhou, with the most advanced audiovisual equipment in the world. It can provide you with the first-class audiovisual effect and the life-like experience.

 TWIST Mediterranean Buffet Revolving Restaurant

The Mediterranean Buffet Revolving Restaurant on the 106th floor of Canton Tower has won the Guinness Book of Records for the title of “The Highest Revolving Restaurant in a Building”. With an elegant decoration style, the panoramic view of Guangzhou, delicacies in Mediterranean style and various soft beverages, it is suitable for sharing with families, friends and lovers.

The fresh food materials transported by air all year round is mouth-watering. The broad vision of the revolving restaurant allows the tourists to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the city while tasting the delicious food, which makes them relaxed and happy, and enjoy themselves so much as to forget to leave.

Canton Tower Souvenir Counter,Canton Tower
Canton Tower Souvenir Counter

 Canton Tower Souvenir Counter

Various souvenirs are provided for tourists in Canton Tower Souvenir Counter, from handicrafts made of traditional classical precious metals, glass tower models to commodities of high quality and jewelries. All of this are suitable for presenting business partners, friends or for self-use.

 Gift Shop

The gift shop in Canton Tower is a characteristic gift shop that gathers a lot of China time-honored brand in Guangdong Province and Guangzhou time-honored brand products. There are more than 50 brands and more than 1,400 kinds of products in this shop. Not as ordinary as other gift shops, it can be regarded as a living church for visitors to learn about traditional brands and intangible cultural heritage.


Transportation to the Canton Tower

 By Bus

Take bus 121, 121A, 204, 131A and 131B directly to Canton Tower.

 By Subway

Take Guangzhou Metro Line 3, get off at Canton Tower and exit B.

Take Metro APM Line and get off at Canton Tower.

By Taxi

Chinese: 请带我去广州塔。English: Please take me to the Canton Tower.

If you go to Canton Tower by taxi from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, it takes about 47 minutes(about 132 yuan).

If you go to Canton Tower from Guangzhou East Railway Station, it takes about 18 minutes(about 26 yuan).

Canton Tower
Canton Tower


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