Although there are some great views from inside the Canton Tower, I also liked the shiny-black surfaces inside the viewing area. The reflections make it feel like you are about to walk on water.
Not an especially glamorous view, I will admit, but I’m pleased I got some streaky car lights in the photo. In the background you can just make out the Zhu Jiang river, and beneath that is an old village squeezed in beside the apartment blocks. … Continue reading Guangzhou at night
Another in my series of Asian alien megastructures (1 and 2). These things are great, and better than any rotating restaurant. This black monolith is actually the Guangzhou Museum. You need to present your passport to get inside, and pass through an airport-style security scanner, … Continue reading Guangzhou Alien Megastructure
Here’s the Canton Tower, as mentioned in Ride At The Top Of The World. It’s pretty tall. If you look closely you can make out the bubble ride at the top, and the platform where you can bungee from. Somewhere inside is a rotating restaurant. … Continue reading Canton Tower
A rainy evening on Beijing Lu in Guangzhou. The lanterns are all part of the lantern festival, which seems to mainly consist of people eating sticky rice with sesame.
The Canton tower in Guangzhou is (currently) the 5th tallest structure in the world. You can (after suitable payment) take a lift to a viewing platform and gain access to some amazing views. Fortunately when I went it was a pretty good day – Guangzhou … Continue reading Ride at the top of the world
Photos of dessert! The internet doesn’t get much better. These two bundles of sugar were eaten at the Jade Garden in Guangzhou.