Guangzhou's Canton Tower launches sightseeing trial

13:33, September 29, 2010      

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Visitors tour the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 25, 2010. (Guangzhou Daily)

Guangzhou TV and Sightseeing Tower, which used to be nicknamed "Tiny Waist," was officially dubbed Canton Tower, and it will launch a test operation today, according to a news conference about it on Tuesday. 

Canton Tower is near Chigang Pagoda, Haizhu District in China's Guangzhou. It was topped-out in 2009 and completed in 2010 in order to be fully operational for the 2010 Asian Games.

The sightseeing tickets will be sold at 50 yuan, 100 yuan and 150 yuan each for visitor to different points of the tower, depending on height.

The Guangzhou Price Bureau said that the price was only a trial price, and it would be fixed a year later.

By Zhao Chenyan, People's Daily Online
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