As one of noted attractions of sightseeing Guangzhou, the Canton Tower is a radio and TV tower China vacation deals
, which is not far away from Chigang Pagoda, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, and 125 meters (410 ft) away from the north shore of the Pearl River. Facing the Haixin Sha Island and Pearl River New City in Guangzhou 21st century CBD District across the river, the tower was finished in 2009 and became operational on September 29, 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games.
Do you heard about the Xiao Man’s Waist? It is a description of the slender waist of Xiao Man, who a famous geisha in the Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD). It was adopted on the innovative design of the tower. While most skyscrapers bear ‘male’ features; being rectangular, introvert, strong, straight, and based on repetition. However, the creative architects wanted to create a ‘female’ tower, being complex, transparent, curvy and gracious. In other words, they want to design a free-form tower with a rich and human-like identity that would become a landmark of Guangzhou city, which makes you feel that it is a dynamic and exciting city. As a result, it is what you see today: a tower is very slender and tall, and bears similarities with the figure of a female. As same as the slender waist, the narrowest part of tower is the waist, which is the 66th floor, with a diameter of only 30 meters (98 ft).
The most impressive part of this 610-meter tower is the a tapering silhouette and is designed to house TV and radio transmission facilities China travel service
, exhibition observatory decks, revolving restaurants, space, conference rooms, shops and 4D cinemas. There is a rotation between lower and upper level floor plates designed by the Information Based Architecture and characterized by a twist and narrowing elliptical waist of less than 27 meters (87 ft). The main design features to offer outdoor and physical experience for tourists. In addition, there are outdoor gardens set within the structure, and a large open-air observation landscape opens up magnificent views over the city. Obviously, it is not only the tallest TV tower in Asia, but also one of the most beautiful structures providing transmission services for the Sixteenth Asian Games.
You can enjoy an unobstructed view of Guangzhou City China shopping
here. If you want to have a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful scenery of both the Guangzhou New City and the Pearl River, climbing the tower is a perfect choice. Besides sightseeing function, the tower also plays the role as transmit radio, TV and microwave digital signals.
Entering the tower, you can see the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall with a total floor area of not less than 5,000 square meters designed to display large-scale large city models and other urban construction achievements. Moreover, there are also viewing platforms, entertainment and restaurant facilities, with recreational, dining and other services for tourists. It is really convenient for you to visit.
The tower is very beautiful in night, which glows and emits light rather than being up lit. Every node in the lighting design is individually controllable to allow for animations and color changes across the entire height of the tower. Thus, the various colors add the beauty of the tower. There are also showed three laser lamps which can reach as far as 1 kilometers point directly to the top three buildings of Guangzhou City, Zhongxin building, and the twin towers in Zhujiang New City. The aerial mast is controlled by keying circuit, and it will change one color everyday. As a result, local people would know what the day it is depend on the light that day.
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