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The Great Wheel of China

The Great Wheel of ChinaYou’re probably already familiar with the likes of the London Eye and  the Singapore Flyer, but you might not have yet heard that a similar project is underway in Beijing. The Great Wheel of China, situated in Chaoyang Park to the north-east of the city centre,  will be the world’s tallest ferris wheel (and about twice the size of the London Eye!).  Sadly, the $99m project won’t be completed in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics – it’ll be the following year before it is in operation.  It will have 48 cars, each capable of holding 40 people, meaning that it’ll be capable of carrying a staggering 1,920 people at any one time.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. There seems to a whole host of the big wheel/ london eye style attractions popping up throughout the globe.

    They have just opened one in Melbourne called the Southern Star, it is in the docklands area which they are trying to redevelop and they ahve opened up an outdoor mall and restaurants come fast food places to add to the attraction.

    Probably would recommend instead of the Southern Star if you have been on them before is to visit Eureka Tower which has great views and an attraction called the edge – a glass box that extends out of the building – great for a thrill and some fab views of melbourne!

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