Tianjin Eye (天津之眼)

According to Wikipedia, Tianjin Eye is a 120m-tall (110m-diameter) Ferris wheel built on the Chihai Bridge over the Hai River in Tianjin, China. It is claimed to be the only such wheel to have been constructed over a bridge.
Construction started in 2007 (main body completed on 2008-Dec-18) and it opened to the public in on 2008-Apr-07. The electric-powered wheel has 48 capsules, each with a capacity of 8 passengers, and takes 30 minutes to complete a rotation, giving a capacity of 768 passengers per hour.
At the time of construction, only the 135 m London Eye and 160 m Star of Nanchang were taller, however even larger wheels have since been built, including the 165 m Singapore Flyer, and the 185 m Great Berlin Wheel and 208 m Beijing Great Wheel are under construction.
I went to check out the wheels on a weekend evening with my sister. We paid RMB50 each for the 30 minutes ride. It wasn’t crowded when we were there as it was around 7pm, the sun wasn’t really set down just yet. We got a capsules to ourselves and at first it was a lil excited but we got bored after 10 minutes. The view from the top wasn’t fantastic as well as the skyline of Tianjin is dull. So both of us were busy snapping pictures of ourselves due to the great natural light of the sunset. So that was it, the first & the last time I’m going to get on this Tianjin Eye 😛

Waiting for Our capsules


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View From The Top

View From The Top
View From The Top

View From The Top





Night View of Tianjin Eye (Although some of the lights are spoiled)

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