Star of Nanchang
|Star of Nanchang|
|Location||Nanchang, Jiangxi, China|
|Height||160 metres (525 ft)|
The Star of Nanchang opened for business in May 2006, having cost 57 million yuan (roughly $7.3 million) to build. 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.
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.
- Shanghai scraps world's tallest Ferris wheel plan
- "Singapore Flyer opens to the public from Saturday". Channel NewsAsia. 1 March 2008.
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