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Cloud Top 488 on Canton Tower Open to the Public
Update: 2011-12-19

The spectacle of sunset from the Viewing Platform

Guangzhou sparkles at nightfall.

A photograph of sunrise taken by an amateur photographer on the Viewing Platform

The Ferris Wheel at Sunset

Behind the Ferris Wheel, the visual field of Canton Tower has been further expanded. Cloud Top 488, at a height of 488 meters on Canton Tower, has officially been open to the public. It's the world's largest viewing platform for outdoor photography. A through-ticket costs 198 yuan, while a single ticket sells for 88 yuan. The rapid-descent chairs on the mast of the antenna atop of Canton Tower have passed the inspection by China Special Equipment Testing Institute and they will be open to the public before the Lunar New Year.

Cloud Top 488 is located at a height of 488 meters on the mast of the antenna atop of the Canton Tower. It is even higher than the 442-meter outdoor viewing platform of Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai and the 447-meter Sky Cover on the Canada national TV tower. Therefore it is the world's tallest building-based outdoor viewing platform.

The outdoor photography viewing platform of Cloud Top 488 has guardrails. Visitors first need to ascend to the tower top and then take the elevator to the viewing platform. Unlike the Ferris Wheel, the viewing platform commands a 300-degree visual field. Temperatures at Cloud Top 488 are five degrees lower than that on the ground, making the viewing platform the only high point which can freeze up in the city center.

(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)

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