This one’s for the people that love the pretty sights. When standing on the 108th floor makes you feel like you’re on top of the world 😀
“You can’t come to Guangzhou and not see the Canton Tower”- this was the first thing my friend said to me when we met up in GZ. haha
The Canton Tower is a beautifully structured 600m TV tower. It used to be the tallest tower in the world but it’s now the 5th tallest (our ever changing world)
The view from the top is sensational. It’s got a “ferris wheel” at the top. Well not the traditional ferris wheel, they are like bubble cars (you’ll understand me better through the pictures)
The architect, Mark Hemel who designed this amazing tower said
″Where most skyscrapers bear ′male′ features; being introvert, strong, straight, rectangular, and based on repetition, we wanted to create a ′female′ tower being complex, transparent, curvy and gracious.″ ″Our 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. We therefore wanted it to be non-symmetrical so that the building would look as if ′in movement′ and ′alive′. The result is a tower like a ′sexy female′, the very reason that earned her the nickname: ′Xiao Man Yao′.″ which means “young girl with tight waist”
It’s a her! 😀
There’s a huge park right next to it which is beautifully lit up at night together with the Canton Tower.
>> China is all about the lights! <<
The tower lights up at night with colourful pretty lights! It’s BEAUTIFUL. I spent hours just staring as they continually changed.
Oh yeah! “The Mall of the World” (this one’s for the shopaholics) it’s right underneath the park! There’s an underground pathway that leads to the mall. I also got to see the tower while on the Pearl River Cruise (sigh! This was truly the best day)
To be honest, I did not get to take many pictures because I was genuinely enjoying the moment.
It was lovely,
Let the pictures do the talking
>> There’s also a waterfall show at the park <<
>>The ferris wheel<<
>> The view from the Pearl River <<