Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, July 26, 2016 - Today, we took a bus to Guangzhou to pick up our new passports. This is the Canton Tower, a well known landmark along the Pearl River in Downtown Guangzhou, or the historic Canton. The Canton Tower opened in 2010 and at 1954 feet tall, it held the title of the tallest tower in the world for a short time. It is still the tallest In China and third tallest in the world. I haven't been in it yet, but It is used for telecommunications, has restaurants, numerous observation floors, cinemas, a "Sky drop" ride, and at the top of the wide main section is the "Bubble Tram" a spinning cable car ride around the rim! The daytime photo was taken from the US Embassy location and the nighttime photo was taken while we were on an evening river cruise.