Visit Guangzhou Canton Tower
The modern, buzzing metropolis of Guangzhou, formerly known as Canton, is the capital of the Guangdong Province and the third largest city in China. One of Guangzhou’s most famous landmarks is the Canton Tower in the Haizhu District, the city's busy commercial hub. The Haizu District is renowned for having some of the most expensive waterfront real estate in the region, but Expedia offers a wide selection of accommodation from cheap hotels and guesthouses to modern international brand hotels.
Where to Stay to Be near the Canton Tower
Standing nearly two thousand feet tall, the twisted baton-shaped Canton Tower is an instantly recognisable landmark on the Guangzhou skyline. Formerly known as the Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower, it was built to commemorate the 2010 Asian Games, which Guangzhou hosted. The tower briefly held title of the tallest tower in the world (although this has since been surpassed) and has many local nicknames including 'twisted firewood', 'the supermodel' and, rather aptly, 'the slender waist'.
Visitors to the Canton Tower will discover a large open-air observation deck at 1500 foot up offering fantastic far-reaching views over Guangzhou. In the tower, there is also a number of revolving restaurants, tearooms and food courts, a 4D cinema, and extensive exhibition and conference facilities. For the more fearless visitor, the Canton Tower has a glass-floored skywalk and a horizontal Ferris wheel, whose track circumnavigates the observation deck. At night, the tower lights up the Guangzhou skyline with its dazzling rainbow-coloured light show.
Where to Eat Good Cantonese Cuisine
Guangzhou is the traditional home of Cantonese cuisine and every district serves up a whole host of delights from suckling pig, lemon chicken to steamed dim sum. Haizu and the nearby Tianhe District are both renowned for their excellent and often swanky restaurants, but for a more traditional meal head to Shipai Village, Guangzhou’s largest urban village, where you'll find good family-run restaurants catering for a local market.
Whether you're visiting Guangzhou for business or leisure, Expedia offers an excellent variety of accommodation all within easy access of the Canton Tower.