Guangzhou TV Tower
The Canton Tower (also known as Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower), the landmark of Guangzhou City, is one of the world's most spectacular new buildings. It serves not only as a popular tourist destination but also as an intensive facility for radio and television transmission.
The nickname Xiao Man's Waist comes from the innovative design of the tower. The architects wanted to create a "female" tower, being complex, transparent, curvy and gracious and their aim was to design a free-form tower with a rich and human-like identity that would represent Guangzhou as a dynamic and exciting city. The result is the tower, very slender and tall, that bears similarities with the figure of a female. The narrowest part of tower, the waist, is the 66th floor, with a diameter of only 30 meters (98 ft).
On the 450-meter-high (1476-feet high) rooftop of Canton Tower, visitors can take the world™s highest Ferris wheel to take the panoramic views of Guangzhou. The track is constructed around the periphery of the roof, takes 20 minutes for the cars to circumnavigate the track
The tourists can enjoy an unobstructed view of Guangzhou City. Standing upon the tower, tourists can have a bird's-eye view of the beautiful scenery of both the Guangzhou New City and the Pearl River. At the base of the tower display Guangzhou general information, including history, culture, economy and tourist attractions and set up many tourism service facilities; at the top design restaurants, entertainment facilities and viewing platform.