The Canton Tower is located in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou and is also known as the Guangzhou Tower and the Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower. The tower stood as the tallest tower in the world between the years of 2009 to 2011 until the Tokyo Skytree was built and it is presently the world's fifth-tallest freestanding structure. Soaring nearly 2,000 feet into the skies, the tower was completed in 2010 after five years of construction and features 37 floors and 9 lifts and elevators. The tower is also noted for its unique architectural design elements and at night it creates a truly breathtaking sight when the whole tower glows and emits light against the night sky. The Canton Tower is a prominent landmark in the city as well as a popular tourist attraction and it is located in close proximity to several other sites, parks and shopping boutiques.
Entrance tickets are priced at ¥50, ¥100 and ¥150 depending on the height
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Around 2 – 3 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The observatory levels
Though designated prayer room facilities at Canton Tower will be unavailable, Muslim travellers could visit some of the mosques near Canton Tower during prayer times. Mosques in Guangzhou include the Great Mosque of Guangzhou - also known as the Huaisheng Mosque or Guangta Mosque - which is the main mosque in Guangzhou.
Finding Halal food near Canton Tower can be done at some of the Halal restaurants near Canton Tower such as the Bosphorus, Aussie Pizza, Xinyue Muslim Restaurant and Maedah which offer a delightful range of Halal food options for Muslim travellers to choose from.