What a wonderful experience! Taking the metro is very convenient and the exit is right at the bottom of the tower so you don't have to walk too far. It has a variety of shops and restaurants and is situated right next to the river. Very close to the pearl river where you can have a relaxing river cruize to view the lights, buildings and tower. I suggest going late afternoon to be able to view the tower both in day light and at night when it is lit up in a variety of colors.