Star of Nanchang

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Star of Nanchang
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General information
Type Ferris wheel
Location Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
Height 160 metres (525 ft)

The Star of Nanchang (Chinese: 南昌之星 or Chinese: 南昌之星摩天轮) is a 160-metre (525 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel located in the eastern Chinese city of Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province.

The Star of Nanchang opened for business in May 2006, having cost 57 million yuan (roughly $7.3 million) to build.[1] Formerly the world's tallest Ferris wheel, it was succeeded by the 165-metre (541 ft) Singapore Flyer which officially opened to the public on March 1, 2008.[2]

The Star of Nanchang has 60 enclosed air-conditioned gondolas, each carrying up to 8 passengers, for a maximum capacity of 480 passengers. A single rotation takes approximately 30 minutes; the slow rotation speed allows passengers to embark and disembark without the wheel having to stop turning.

Manufacturer's specifications plaque

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Preceded by
London Eye
World's tallest Ferris wheel
2006–2008
Succeeded by
Singapore Flyer

Coordinates: 28°39′34″N 115°50′44″E / 28.659332°N 115.845568°E / 28.659332; 115.845568