Alexnder: Now for something a little different! After a successful day at Chimelong Paradise with some bonus time at Chuanlord Holiday Manor, we spent the evening at the day’s 3rd major attraction: The incredible Canton Tower!
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Here’s kind of a bad picture to get us started – I was a little excited so I wasn’t exactly focused (figuratively or literally). At 604m (1982ft), Canton Tower is the 4th tallest building in the World, and held the record for World’s Tallest from August 2009 to March 2011.
The first two stops are beautiful indoor observation areas, one with a well-lit, chrome-white aesthetic, and one that’s almost completely black with very little lighting (so that guests can take photos through the windows with minimal glare).
On top of the drop tower is another additional outdoor viewing area (which cost extra, so we didn’t do it), and around the perimeter of the lower deck is the Bubble Tram, which can be best described as a hubless Ferris Wheel on its side.
It’s harder to tell in photos, but riders on the Giant Drop actually fall at an angle closer to 89 or 88 degrees. Totally odd, but makes the ride no less amazing! The drop itself has a nice rip to it despite being only about 100ft, and of course the views are breathtaking.
Of course, I forgot to adjust the shutter speed for this photo of our dinner, so enjoy this grainy-but-still-cute shot of Sean! McDonalds in China is amazing, by the way; waffle fries and ice cream boba floats!!
That concludes our first day in Guangzhou! Tomorrow we visit THE ONE, THE ONLY: CHIMELONG OCEAN KINGDOM!!! Are you ready???
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