Dragon TV Tower (Long Ta)
At a height of 336 meters, the Long Ta Tower is currently the 23rd tallest tower in the world, the eighth tallest in Asia and the second tallest steel lattice structure in the world. These claims might not astound, but it’s definitely worth ascending the structure nonetheless. Unlike many other tall buildings around the world, the Dragon TV Tower lets you get a bit closer to the action. You travel to the top in a glass elevator – meaning the view is visible the whole time. Once at the top, there’s an open-air viewing deck (fenced in with bars) and glass floors that let you see all the way to the ground. Harbin’s terrible pollution restricts the views, but it’s still worth checking out if you’re into tall buildings.
Admission: ¥60 Open: 9:00-17:00.
Address: 178 Changjiang Lu. Tel: +86 (0451) 8236 8851. Website: www.longta.net
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去龙塔，谢谢。 (Please take me to Dragon Tower. Thank you.)