The Central Axis of Guangzhou

If the traces of Guangzhou’s history can be found in its old central axis, then the future of the city can be seen through its new axis. Stretching from Guangzhou East Railway Station to the Tianhe Sports Center, and from Zhujiang New Town to Huacheng Square and Haixinsha, the new central axis of Guangzhou is a marvel of beauty and prosperity showcasing the advancement of this first-tier Chinese city. With a 450-meter-tall body and a 150-meter-tall antenna, Canton Tower is the world’s tallest free-standing television tower, boasting an overall height of 600 meters. Canton Tower has become a totem of Guangzhou, offering gorgeous panoramic views of the Pearl River and the entire metropolis. Officially opened to the public on October 1, 2010, the tower is an immensely popular destination for tourists.